Seaside Jazz and Blues Festival 2024: A Musical Tribute and Scholarship Fundraiser

Article Contributed by gratefulweb | Published on Tuesday, February 20, 2024

In a vibrant celebration of music and memory, the Seaside Jazz and Blues Festival 2024 will take place from March 15-17 at the Seaside Convention Center, located at 415 First Avenue. This three-day event promises to be an unforgettable experience, showcasing the rich musical heritage of Seaside, Oregon, and commemorating the legacy of the late Kyle Rieger, beloved band director of the Seaside School District.

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The festival will feature sixteen dynamic bands spanning the genres of jazz and blues, celebrating the historical significance of these music forms in Seaside. Attendees will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in music through live performances and interactive workshops. These workshops will cover a range of topics, including guitar and organ/sax/drums lessons, the history of jazz, improvisation, composition, and more.

Why Attend? The Seaside Jazz and Blues Festival is not just a musical event; it's a cause. Proceeds from the festival will fund scholarships to assist students of the Seaside School District in paying for band camps, and instrument rentals or purchases. Additionally, a special gift will be awarded to a graduating senior who plans to pursue music in college.

A Legacy of Music in Seaside: Seaside's rich musical heritage includes iconic venues like The Bungalow Dance Hall and The Pypo Clubs, which hosted legendary artists such as Duke Ellington, The Kingsmen, and The Archies. The Seaside Jazz and Blues Festival 2024 seeks to honor this legacy while contributing to the future of music education and appreciation in the community.

Join Us: Be a part of this extraordinary musical tribute and help support the aspirations of young musicians. For more information on the festival schedule and to purchase tickets, please visit Seaside Jazz and Blues Festival and Ticketstripe.

Don't miss this opportunity to celebrate the power of jazz and blues music, honor a remarkable educator's memory, and make a difference in the lives of students. See you at the Seaside Jazz and Blues Festival 2024!