The Festival Roundup October 2016

SOUTHERN OREGON MUSIC FESTIVAL. (Medford, Ore.) – Sept. 30-Oct. 2. Fifteen bands will perform a total of 95 sets at five distinct venues, all within seven blocks in downtown Medford, Ore.—the birthplace of Ginger Rogers—in southwestern Oregon. Styles include jump jive, blues, doo wop, rockabilly, swing, zydeco, R&B, funk, and rock’n’roll and jazz. Performers include Dave Bennett & Memphis Speed Kings, Cornet Chop Suey, Bob Draga, Gator Nation, High Sierra JB, High Street, Carolyn Martin’s Swing Band, Midiri Brothers, Oregon Coast Lab Band, Tom Rigney & Flambeau, Wally’s Warehouse Waifs, The Young Bucs, and Twice as Good. All-event passes cost $90 at the door, daily ticket prices range from $20 to $50; (866) 448-1948; SUMMIT JAZZ 2016. (Aurora, Colo.) – Sept. 30-Oct. 1-2. With roots going back to 1979, Summit Jazz has been carrying the torch for trad-jazz for nearly four decades. Because it’s now staged at the Radisson Hotel Denver Southeast, located at 3155 S. Vaughn Way in Aurora, Colo., festival-goers find themselves within walking distance from Cherry Creek State Park and close to Kennedy Soccer Complex. This family-friendly hotel is close to Town Center at Aurora and Aurora History Museum. This year’s lineup features the Jim Cullum Jazz Band, After Midnight, Howard Alden, Jeff Barnhart, Dan Barrett, Jim Buchmann, Josh Collazo,
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