The 16th annual celebration of jazz in the Village of Lewiston - now known as the Northwest Jazz Festival, Lewiston, NY presented by Northwest Bank - kicked off Friday with lines of people piled up and down Center Street. Music rang out across a half-dozen stages, and crowds flocked to a plethora of local food vendors.
The two-day event is the largest outdoor jazz festival in Western New York and featured nonstop performances, a jewelry tent, numerous café-style lounge areas and specials from village restaurants and businesses.
This annual free music festival was expected to draw more than 30,000 people. Cars were parked blocks away from the action, even surpassing what's seen on Artpark concert nights.
Friday night's live music schedule was headlined by Dave Stryker Quintet with Eric Alexander. On Saturday, headline act The Hot Sardines drew almost a full seated section, with many more people sitting around the enclosed area.
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