Jazz is about to get bigger and better in Grand Rapids.  A new jazz festival in on the horizon.

On Saturday, August 18th, GRandJazz Fest will take over Rosa Parks Circle all day, beginning at noon.

Events like this happen on the east side of Michigan all the time, so it's time we have one here.

Also, one of the most important aspects, all of the bands will be from Michigan and the event is meant to promote local businesses as well.  Organizers are hoping people will come downtown, spend the day, listen to some great jazz, check out local restaurants and bars, and come back for more of the "cool jazz" at GRjazz Fest

Audrey Sundstrom, organizer of GRandJazz Fest says it's about promoting Michigan local.

One of the best parts of the event...it will be  FREE!

So, mark your calendar's...Saturday, August 18th...Jazz Day in Grand Rapids!