It's one of the most anticipated festivals in Grand Rapids. GRandJazzFest, August 19 and 20 is back for it's sixth year at Rosa Parks Circle, in downtown Grand Rapids.

Presented by DTE Energy Foundation, the FREE weekend of top jazz has a great performance lineup of eleven acts featuring Saxophonist Richard Elliot as headliner.

Scotland-born, and L.A. based Elliot is a huge name in the jazz and R&B world and we are lucky and honored to have him playing in Grand Rapids during GRandJazzFest, the only free, weekend-long jazz festival in Michigan.

It's free thanks to presenting sponsor DTE Energy Foundation, the City of Grand Rapids, Gilmore Collection, GR and Jazz, IntentPR, Corporate Live, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Amway Hotel Corporation, Experience Grand Rapids, Icon Sign, Matt Huizenga Videography, Meijer, MoxieMen, Steelcase, Configura, Fancy Faces, Grand Rapids Community College, Hilger Hammond, Kitchen 67, Levens Strand & Glover, Rick and Mary Stevens, Rockford Construction, Swift Printing, and other sponsoring organizations and individuals.

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In addition to kicking off the festival as always with the acclaimed Grand Rapids Jazz Orchestra featuring wonderful local singer Edye Evans Hyde, several acts make return appearances including Tumbao Bravo, Organissimo, Nate Harasim and Bryan Lubeck. A student jazz band also will also perform.