The Jazz Association of Macon will be hosting their 16th annual Jazz and Arts on Riverdale Festival on Oct. 26. Every year, musicians, artists and patrons gather to listen to music, eat food and celebrate the diverse art culture of Macon.
This year, there are four bands on the line up. These bands include Bravo!, Phillips Jazzy Jazz Band, Jam All Stars and Son Jazzy Latin Jazz Orchestra.
The featured artist for the festival will be Arrin Freeman. Freeman is a local artist, specializing in paintings and pet portraits.
The festival will host food trucks, a family friendly kids art corner and several art vendors selling prints, paintings, jewelry, pottery, trinkets and gems.
Proceeds from the event will go toward the Jazz Association of Macon, which sponsors scholarships in music for students across Middle Georgia. The Jazz Association of Macon has three scholarships available for middle school, high school and college students. These scholarships help foster and facilitate musical abilities among young students in Bibb County and the surrounding area. The scholarships help pay for instruments, equipment, music lessons or summer band camp.
The Jazz and Arts on Riverdale Festival will take place on Riverdale Drive in Macon Georgia. The event will start at 12 p.m. and end at 6 p.m.