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City Uses Arts Council Grant to Support All-American City Jazz Festival

Post Date:09/16/2019 12:54 PM

(Fayetteville, N.C.) – The All-American City Jazz Festival is receiving a $7,500 Project Support Grant from the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County.

The All-American City Jazz Festival is a City-sponsored event at Festival Park. It will be held Friday through Sunday, Oct. 25-27. The All-American City Jazz Festival will be presented by the Sandhills Jazz Society and Fayetteville-Cumberland Youth Council.

On Friday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m., the BlackWater Band and the Embers featuring Craig Woolard will perform.

On Saturday, Oct. 26 at 4 p.m., jazz stars Willie Bradley, Avery Sunshine, Julian Vaughn, Eric Darius and Brian Culbertson will hit the stage.

On Sunday, Oct. 27 at 4 p.m., local high school and college jazz students will honor legends of the same genre with musical performances.

“The Arts Council is pleased to partner with the City of Fayetteville in support of the All-American City Jazz Festival,” says Greg Weber, President and CEO of the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County. “Project Support Grants for 2019-20 will help fund 26 projects facilitated by 19 nonprofit organizations. These projects help strengthen our communities through festivals and concerts, youth education programs, art exhibitions and workshops and more.”

Project Support Grants increase opportunities for access to arts, science, cultural and historical programming in Cumberland County. The grants are awarded to nonprofit agencies in Cumberland County that demonstrate financial and administrative stability.

For tickets, log onto www.sandhillsjazz.com/events. For more information, call 910-987-2426.

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About the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County:

The Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County serves more than 330,000 residents of Fayetteville and Cumberland County. Since 1973, the Arts Council has ensured growth in our children’s education, our community’s cultural identity and our economic progress. The Arts Council’s grants, programs and services are funded in part by contributions from businesses and individuals and through grants from the City of Fayetteville, Cumberland County and the North Carolina Arts Council, with funding from the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.

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