In addition to the outdoor stages piping out jazzy sounds on the Murfreesboro Public Square during JazzFest 2014, held Friday and Saturday, May 2-3, some other downtown Murfreesboro venues will join in the fun as part of the Jazz After Dark program.
At Wall Street, 121 N. Maple St., the Great Barrier Reefs will take the stage on Saturday, May 3.
This local, steel-drum fronted group of Murfreesboro musicians plays a tropical-flavored brand of jazz that will continue the Jazz Fest vibe into the wee hours of Sunday morning as they rock the night away upstairs at Wall Street. The talented guys in the Great Barrier Reefs have become of big part of the Middle Tennessee music scene as performers, in the recording industry and as music educators, and are also set to release a new album in May, titled Are You Scared?!
That same evening, just across the Square at Social, 114 N. Church St., the music will take on a Motown flavor, as Social hosts the soul vocalists responsible for such hits from the 1960s as “This Magic Moment,” “Under the Boardwalk,” “Save the Last Dance for Me,” and other classics, The Legendary Drifters.
The latest incarnation of the popular 1960s vocal group will perform at Social on Saturday, May 3, beginning at 9 p.m.
Meanwhile, Reveille Joe, 113 N. Maple St., will offer its space for live music, as it hosts local artists as well during the big JazzFest weekend.
The coffee shop, quickly becoming one of the Square’s popular hangouts, will host Justin Robbins, Al Holbrook and other local musicians.
For the full JazzFest lineup and more information on Main Street JazzFest, visit mainstreetjazzfest.net.