The Texas Jazz Festival returns October 15-16 in Corpus Christi
Raymond Chapa of Corpus Christi at the Texas Jazz Festival. Chapa is a director of the Tuloso-Midway Jazz Ensemble, which regularly participates in jazz competitions across the state. Photo courtesy of Gary Blum / Texas Jazz Festival
The Texas Jazz Festival is back on the calendar in Corpus Christi. The dates for the 61st Annual Music Festival are October 15-16 at Heritage Park, 1518 N. Chaparral St. in downtown Corpus Christi. The 60th annual festival has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
This year’s festival will follow COVID-19 restrictions as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, organizers said, but exact details will not be determined until the fall event.
The announcement has been made via the festival’s Facebook page, who said: “WE ARE BACK!” The website hadn’t caught up to the news as soon as this story is published. The plans are still underway, organizers said.
“As a group, we have decided to present the public with a two-day high-quality Jazz Festival event,” read the Facebook post from the Texas Jazz Festival Society and the board of directors. “Our goals are to continuously provide exceptional live music, delicious food and a good time at Coastal Bend at no cost to the public.”
With more and more festivals returning, some on different dates than usual, a confluence of events was inevitable. The Texas SandFest, which is normally held in April, is scheduled for the same weekend as the Jazz Festival. Fans of both will need to figure out how to integrate these two iconic festivals into their schedules. SandFest 2021, scheduled for October 15-17, offers an extra day to make things easier.
Admission is free for all ages to the Jazz Festival, which includes three music stages on both days.
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