MTSU admissions, arts staff to be on hand at JazzFest May 1-2

In addition to contributing to the excellent music that will fill downtown Murfreesboro this weekend, MTSU will also have other staff on hand at the annual JazzFest celebration.

Main Street JazzFest returns to the Murfreesboro square Friday and Saturday, May 1 and 2, for the 19th edition of this free event. The forecast calls for sunny skies.Main-Street-JazzFest 2015

Staff from the MTSU Office of Admissions will be on hand Friday evening for high school band day to answer questions from prospective students and parents, help them with applications and financial aid and check on status of applications.

On Saturday, the College of Liberal Arts will have staff on hand to talk about upcoming concerts, plays and other MTSU Arts events for the 2015-2016 season.

Between sets, on both days, there will be drawings for MTSU event tickets, concert tickets, backpacks, T-shirts, caps and other items.

MTSU WordmarkPianist Reggie Thomas will be the headliner at this year’s JazzFest and is set to perform Saturday evening. Other performers include Music City Swing, Rob McGaha, Rock Williams, Halfbrass, MTSU Jazz Ensemble I, MTSU Faculty Combo and Murfreesboro Youth Jazz Orchestra.

Several high school bands will perform Friday night, beginning at 6 p.m., and middle school bands on Saturday, beginning at 11:30 a.m., on a secondary stage on the west side of the square. There will also be several activities for children that begin at 11 a.m. Saturday.

For the second consecutive year, The Southeast Tourism Society named Main Street JazzFest one of the Top 20 Events in the Southeast for May 2015.

For more information and the lineup schedule, visit www.jazzfestmainstreet.com.

— Jimmy Hart (jimmy.hart@mtsu.edu)