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Mayor Sarno, CDO Sheehan and Evan Plotkin Excited for Special Mural Ceremony to kickoff Springfield Jazz and Roots Festival

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Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Chief Development Officer (CDO) Tim Sheehan sat down with Evan Plotkin to share their excitement for the upcoming mural ceremony and Springfield Jazz and Roots Festival Friday, August 12 and Saturday, August 13. The beautiful mural on Worthington Street done by artist John Simpson, celebrates the vibrancy and beautiful mosaic of Springfield’s downtown; past, present and future. For more information on the Springfield Jazz and Roots Festival and to view the 2022 Lineup and schedule, please visit their website at

Mayor Sarno states, “CDO Tim Sheehan and I are excited to share our excitement with Evan Plotkin as we kickoff the upcoming Springfield Jazz and Roots Festival with a special mural ceremony Friday evening at 8:00 pm in Stearns Square.  My administration is proud to continue to support our Springfield Jazz and Roots Festival and now this beautiful and vibrant mural project, much like the many citywide mural initiatives throughout the city.  These projects add a splash of color to our buildings and helps to embrace the arts and culture of our neighborhoods while showcasing the beautiful and diverse mosaic of our community.  The celebration of the completion of this five-story mural on Worthington Street is a fitting tribute and occasion to kick off our Springfield Jazz and Roots Festival.”    

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