The annual Old Webster Jazz & Blues Festival is staging its 12th year on Saturday with acts starting at noon on two stages and music running into the night.
"This year we focused on bringing a wide range of musical styles to our stages—all with their roots here in St. Louis," said Terry Perkins, musical director for the festival, in a statement when the acts were announced. "Our city really is the crossroads of many of history’s best sounds—everything from ragtime to jazz to blues to R&B."
- See pictures from last year's festival attached to this article.
The event is free; visitors are asked not to bring coolers.
Here is the rundown of the performances (as well as a look back at the lineup for previous years on the festival website).
GORE STAGE (Located at North Gore near the railroad tracks)
Noon - 2 p.m.: St. Louis Ragtimers
2 - 4 p.m.: Boss Hall
4 - 6 p.m.: David Dee
6 - 8 p.m.: Webster University Jazz Ensemble
8 p.m.: Marsha Evans & The Coalition plus Roland Johnson
ALLEN STAGE (Located at Allen near the tracks)
Noon - 2 p.m.: "Webster's Got Talent" Winner
2 - 4 p.m.: Dave Black Quartet
4 - 6 p.m.: Jim Stevens - 50 Years of Great Sax
6 - 7:30 p.m.: WG High School Jazz Band
7:30 p.m.: Rich McDonough & Rough Grooves plus Anita Rosamond
2:30 - 4:30 p.m.: PoJazz with Dwight Bitikofer and Raven Wolf at McCaughen and Burr, 19 N. Gore Ave.