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April 03, 2018

Twenty bands to perform at all-day jazz festival in Center City

Music at five venues over six hours

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Jazz musician Thom Carroll/PhillyVoice

A member of Preservation Hall Jazz Band performs.

For the past six years, Philly has ended Jazz Appreciation Month by throwing an all-day jazz festival in Center City.

This year's celebration will take place Saturday, April 28.

Twenty bands will perform at five venues over six hours, all within walking distance of each other.

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Musicians from Philadelphia, New York and the D.C. area. will perform for crowds at Time, Fergie's Pub, Franky Bradley's, Chris' Jazz Café and Milkboy.

"Every year I challenge myself to create a dream lineup of bands that would normally never be featured together on the same bill. The goal was certainly achieved this year," said Ernest Stuart, founder of the festival.

You can check out the full schedule of performances here.

Tickets to attend the festival are $20 in advance online and $25 at the event. For the past three years, the event has sold out, so buying in advance is encouraged.

Seventh Annual Center City Jazz Festival

Saturday, April 28
1-7 p.m. | $20-$25 general admission
Time: 1315 Sansom St., Philadelphia, PA 19107
Fergie’s Pub: 1214 Sansom St., Philadelphia, PA 19107
Franky Bradley’s: 1320 Chancellor St., Philadelphia, PA 19107
Chris’ Jazz Café: 1421 Sansom St., Philadelphia, PA 19107
Milkboy: 1100 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19107