“Sunday marked the final day of the America’s Classic Jazz Festival, but you wouldn’t have noticed because it was just another fun-filled day of music and dance.
The longtime festival began Thursday night at Saint Martin’s University, and during the next few days attracted an estimated 2,000 people to listen to music and hit the dance floor. Surprisingly, only about 3 percent of those who attended were from the immediate area, festival director Walt Bowen said.
The reason? The musical groups that perform tend to come from outside the area, and their fans follow them to the festival, he said.“