Wallingford will play host to the 23rd Annual Great Connecticut Traditional Jazz Festival this weekend, from July 31st to August 2nd. The event, sponsored by Horns For Kids, will be held at the Mountain Ridge Resort located at 350A High Hill Road, and promises to be the best ever!
The festival is a family-oriented weekend in the resort’s beautiful, 40 acre compound which includes an Olympic sized swimming pool and one of the most scenic mountain views in central Connecticut, and all recreational areas will be open to festival attendees. There will be several concessions open during the festival and a chicken dinner will take place the evening of August 1st from 5:15 to 6:15PM in the Northridge Building.
There will be many outstanding jazz performers scheduled throughout the festival, including many from right here in Connecticut. For a full list of bands, check out the Great CT Jazz web site and click the “Bands” link in the left sidebar. Performance times are as follows:
Friday, July 31: 3pm to 11:30pm
Saturday, August 1st: 11am to 5pm & 6pm to 11:30pm
Sunday, August 2nd: 9am to 5pm.
Tickets will be available at the door and will be $95 for a 3-day pass, $45 per session for adults; all day Saturday passes are $60, and youth passes are $6.
For more information on this fantastic event, see the Great CT Jazz web site or call 1-800-HOT-EVENT (1-800-468-3836).