WIUM Tristates Public Radio

A Weekend Full of Jazz

Macomb, IL – Those who love jazz will love being in Macomb this weekend. The annual Al Sears Jazz Festival will be held Friday through Sunday, September 16 - 18. The event will begin with Jazz In The Clubs on Friday night. Four venues in downtown Macomb will feature live music. The festival will continue on Saturday with Jazz In The Park. There will be performances in Chandler Park from 12:15 p.m. until well into the evening. The fest wraps up on Sunday with Jazz On Campus, which will feature a jazz brunch. All of the events except the brunch are free. Click on the audio button above to listen to Tri States Public Radio Music Director Jeff Holtz talk about the Al Sears Jazz Festival with one of this year's organizers, Bill Maakestad.