Full slate of artists on stage for Mountaintop Jazz Fest

IDYLLWILD – The 24th annual Idyllwild Jazz Festival in the Pines will get into full swing today, Saturday, Aug. 19, featuring more than two dozen artists on multiple stages at a mile-high venue.
The event, which unofficially began Friday night with a VIP dinner, is centered at the Idyllwild Arts Academy campus, with performances at the Holmes Amphitheater, the French Quarter, Stephens Hall and Lowman Concert Hall. Performances are generally scheduled between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Chuck Alvarez & Satellite Voodoo, the Definiens, Frisson, the Joshua White Quartet, the Rose Mallett Quarter and the Yve Evans Trio will all play sets today.
On Sunday, Aug. 20, Andre Thierry Accordian Soul Music, Eric Kufs, the Gand Band, Harry Pickens, the Henry Franklin Quartet, Jazzgrass, the Singularity Project and the Voices in Praise Gospel Choir will take the stage, along with the Euphoria Brass Band and the Tamir Hendelman Trio.
In addition to musical entertainment, there will be about 50 food and crafts vendors, as well as informational booths about the academy, which uses funds from the festival to support scholarships for aspiring musicians.
Admission is $85 for a daylong pass and $150 for a two-day passport.
More information on the musical line-up, access and activities is available at www.jazzinthepines.com/.

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