JazzFest and BluesFest stream online for free


For more information and a full schedule, visit micharts.org.

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 9 — Starting Sunday, you can turn your living room into a vibrant concert hall with this year’s online editions of Michigan JazzFest and Michigan BluesFest.

From Sept.13 through Sept. 20, the Michigan Institute for Contemporary Art will host livestream performances showcasing artists on soundstages not only in Lansing but also across the United States, South America and Germany.

The streams will also feature video highlights from the past two decades of JazzFest and BluesFest, as well as workshops, comedy routines and virtual events hosted by participating musicians. Attendees will also have the opportunity to chat with musicians and ask them questions in real time.

Local favorites performing virtually include Root Doctor, Elden Kelly and The Springtails. You’ll also be able to enjoy sets by international acts such as Dago Schelin and Ìsis Dresch.

The weeklong JazzFest and BluesFest streams can be viewed for free on Crowdcast. Attendees that pay a $10 fee can view all performances asynchronously for up to a month after the event.


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