Some of the top names in jazz will be in town for the free fourth annual GRandJazzFest presented by DTE Energy Foundation. It's next weekend, August 15 and 16, at Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids.

Paul Brown & Nate Harasim (“The Producers”) with special guest Deon Yates, Michael Manson, Steve Cole, Brian Simpson & Jackiem Joyner, Walt Gutowski & The Bridge Street Band, Grand Rapids Jazz Orchestra with Edye Evans Hyde, and so much more will all be on stage.

Courtesy GrandJazzFest

The music and fun starts at noon on Saturday, August 15, and continues into the evening. Then there's a jazz After Party at The B.O.B. that Saturday night with food deals and a special giveaway to Gilmore Collection restaurants. The festival continues on Sunday, August 16, with more jazz performances!

Throughout the weekend, there's free face painting for the kids and a chance to try out a variety of guitars at the festival's Family Guitar Tent, plus a guitar giveaway drawing.

The free GRandJazzFest brings to the stage internationally known jazz performers and Michigan-based artists for diverse audiences.

Bring folding chairs and get ready to relax for a couple of hours or for the whole weekend at this free, family friendly event.

To learn more, go to grandjazzfest.org.