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Mayor Sarno and City Officials Meet with Kristin Neville and Evan Plotkin to Discuss Plans for Upcoming 2023 Jazz and Roots Festival

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Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, Police Superintendent Cheryl Clapprood, DPW Director Chris Cignoli, Licensing Director Attorney Alesia Days, Deputy Parks Director Peter Krupczak, Health and Human Services Director of Emergency Preparedness and Response Tony Pettaway, and Samantha Savoie from the Springfield BID met with Kristin Neville, Evan Plotkin, Vanessa Ford and Ray Barry, owner of White Lion Brewing, today to discuss plans for the 2023 Jazz and Roots Festival in the City of Springfield on July 21st and 22nd. The festivities will kickoff with an opening concert on July 20th outdoors at the Student Prince and Fort Restaurant. The Second Line Parade will jump off from the steps of Springfield City Hall at 12:30 pm and dance its way through the streets hitting Stearns Square and the Charles Neville Main Stage for the kickoff performance.

Mayor Sarno states, “Our beloved Jazz and Roots Festival is a wonderful, high-energy and family friendly event that showcases the beautiful mosaic and diversity of our city with some wonderful musical talents.  This marque event draws thousands of people from all over Western Massachusetts and beyond. I want to thank Kristin Neville, Evan Plotkin and their team, especially all of the benefactors, for their continued belief, support and dedicated efforts in keeping this Festival going strong. This year’s Springfield Jazz and Roots Festival will kick off with a parade from City Hall to the stage at Stearns Square and showcase the power of music to bring people together in unity and harmony at our entertainment and dinning districts. Stay tuned for more great announcements to come.”

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