Annual Fundraiser supports Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival
"Jazz & Pasta," a fundraiser for the Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival, will take place from 1-6 p.m. Sunday, April 26, at Water Street Landing, 115 S. Water St.
The event offers a day of continuous food and music. Participating artists include Di Di DiMeo Tompkins, Stu Weissman and Bobby Jones (1 p.m.); Janice Mitchell and Jim Beishline (2 p.m.); The Fredtown Stompers (3 p.m.); Ron Corsaro (4 p.m.); and the Ladies First Jazz Combo (5 p.m.).
An array of pastas will be sent in from some of the area's finest restaurants, including Macri's Italian Grill, Casa Antica, The Brickyard Pub & B.B.Q., Tin Pan Alley, Favorite's Pizzeria, Smith Brothers Pizzeria, Village Bake Shop, Hill-Vue Café, De La Casa, Como Restaurant, Wine on Third, Frenchy's Restaurant and Pizzeria, Wegmans and Water Street Landing.
A basket auction and a 50-50 split will be available with all proceeds going to the Jazz Festival.
Tickets for "Jazz & Pasta" are $20 in advance or $25 the day of the event. Purchase them at the Red Brick Municipal Building, 145 N. Fourth St.; at the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce office at Center and South Ninth streets; online at www.lewistonjazz.com; or from a Jazz Festival board member.
The Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival fills the village each August with thousands of people enjoying music, food and drink in a special party atmosphere. The 14th annual event is scheduled for Aug. 28 and 29. Poncho Sanchez and his Latin Jazz Band will headline this summer's event.
This renowned music festival continues to be a free event, drawing more than 40,000 people from across the region and Canada to Center Street for nonstop performances.
Residents and Western New York corporations rally each year to contribute to this music fest. For Jazz Festival sponsor and donor information, visit www.lewistonjazz.com.