Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Jazz Fest Weekend 2014

The weekend of Friday and Saturday, September 5th and 6th will be the 9th annual downtown LaSalle Jazz'N the Street from 4pm to 10pm. Up until last year, the festival was previously held on the same weekend of Burgoo, which is the 2nd weekend of October. But after a couple of 40 degree days for Jazz Fest, it's became apparent that it was not always ideal to host an outdoor event in the middle of October! In an effort to try and enjoy some of summer's last remaining nice weather days, the LaSalle Business Association moved the event to the weekend following Labor Day. Let's keep our fingers crossed for nice weather again this year.

In addition to changing the date of the ever popular event, the committee has also added a day to the weekend. On Friday, September 5th, they will be hosting the annual (assuming all goes well) BBQ-n-Blues event to accompany the Jazz Fest on Saturday evening. Usually, we are the ones promoting food and music, but this week, we promote the music of Jazz Fest and encourage foodie enthusiasts to get out and compete in the BBQ grilling contest Friday night. The contest will be judged and you will only be allowed to cook over charcoal or wood flame. No electric grills or smokers allowed! A grand prize of $500 will be awarded to the winner... just for cooking some good ol' fashion BBQ ribs. 
Click here for the BBQ cookoff entry form.  Maybe we'll even register ours!

The Jazz Festival, which is becoming a bigger and bigger event each year, and one of the premiere events of downtown LaSalle, will take place between Marquette and Gooding Street in the heart of downtown. The festival will feature music from live jazz bands, and there will be imported beer and wine for your enjoyment as well. Stick around till the end because you will not want to miss the fireworks display that caps off the night at 9:30pm. And as always, feel free to watch the fireworks and enjoy the festival's environment from our sidewalk dining café or screened-in dining patio. Might as well stop in for dinner too, right?

For more information on the list of bands and vendors that will be participating in this year's festival, please view the LaSalle Business Association's web page for the event.

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