The 2012 Merrimack Valley Jazz Festival will take place against the stunning backdrop of the Merrimack River in Lowell Mass at the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell Park. The festival features an exciting mix of powerhouse big bands, as well as, small more intimate ensembles, providing music lovers with many different sides of jazz. Continuous music will be performed on two stages, while local food establishments offer up varying selections of GREAT things to eat and drink.
The festival will also have a sketch artist, face painters, balloon sculptors, live dance performances and more. There will also be a free "Kickoff" concert Friday night at the Sampas Pavilion.