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Atlanta Jazz Festival Receives Creative Loafing’s “Reader’s Pick” Award for “Best Free Annual Event”

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The Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA) is thrilled to announce that our annual Atlanta Jazz Festival was named a Reader’s Pick for Best Free Annual Event in Creative Loafing’s 2018 Best of Atlanta list.

“Receiving this recognition speaks to the passion this city has for music, especially jazz,” said OCA Executive Director Camille Russell Love. “The Atlanta Jazz Festival has brought the genre’s most beloved jazz performers to our wonderful city free-of-charge, and we’re excited to bring more superb talent for the upcoming festival.”

Creative Loafing’s annual Best of Atlanta list honors institutions, creatives, entrepreneurs, and businesses that are true to the Atlanta spirit, while showcasing the best the city has to offer.  The full list of winners can be found here.

The Reader’s Pick award follows the announcement of the 2018 lineup for the Emerging Jazz Icons Series concerts featuring Camille Thurman and the Darrell Green Trio on Saturday, November 17, followed by Joel Ross on Saturday, January 12.

Both concerts lead into the 42nd annual Atlanta Jazz Festival, hosted in Piedmont Park on Memorial Day Weekend, May 25–26, 2019.

The OCA thanks everyone who voted to recognize the Atlanta Jazz Festival for this distinction. Look for more details regarding the upcoming 42nd annual Atlanta Jazz Festival as they emerge. For additional information about the Emerging Jazz Icons Series concerts, click here.