Major sponsors have stepped forward to support the Lewiston Jazz Festival, which is scheduled for Aug. 24 and 25.
While the festival is free to the public, it costs more than $150,000 to execute. More than $100,000 in private sector sponsorship dollars were raised this year to support the event.
Pictured, from left, are Town of Lewiston Supervisor Steve Reiter, Tom Pryce of the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission, Josh Heim of M&T Bank, Mike Giaquinto of EmblemHealth (presenting sponsor), Chris Castellani of Supermarket Liquors and Wines, Jeff Tedesco of Tedesco Construction Services, Village of Lewiston Mayor Terry Collesano and Carol Calato (Jazz Festival board chairwoman) on the drums.
Major sponsors not present include: Modern Corporation, Certo Brothers Distributing, First Niagara Bank and Sevenson Environmental Corp.