August 6 & 7, 2016

Erie Art Museum 2016 Blues & Jazz Festival posterFrontier Park, Erie, PA
Free. Rain or Shine.

The 24th Annual Erie Art Museum
Blues & Jazz Festival

It’s always one giant party when 20,000 of your closest friends and family come together to hear the best blues and jazz showcase in the region! We won’t disappoint when it comes to the amazing lineup of regional favorites and national stars on tap.

Erie Art Museum Blues & Jazz Fest -- Stage ViewSaturday, August 6, 2016

Noon . . . . . YMCA Teen Center Collaborative
2:00 pm . . . Jeff Fetterman Blues Band
4:00 pm . . . Diablo Dimes and his Dixie Deacons
                    (hokum and blues)
6:00 pm . . . Jontavious Willis (traditional blues)
8:00 pm . . . Bernard Allison Group

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Erie Art Museum Blues & Jazz Fest 2014

Noon . . . . . Bruce Johnstone Quartet (mainstream jazz)
2:00 pm . . . House of Rhythm (traditional hot jazz)
4:00 pm . . . Tony Grey (contemporary jazz)
6:00 pm . . . Paul McCandless with Charged Particles
                    (straight ahead electric jazz)
8:00 pm . . . Red Baraat (bhangra/funk/jazz)

Support the 24th Annual Erie Art Museum Blues & Jazz Festival through indiegogo.  Go to: and click on Blues & Jazz Festival for details.

All concerts enjoyed free of charge at the Romolo Chocolates outdoor piazza, 1525 W. 8th St..

Romolo Chocolates Heats Up Erie With Its 2016 Summer Music Series. All concerts enjoyed free of charge at the Romolo Chocolates outdoor piazza, 1525 W. 8th St..  All concerts 6:00 -- 9:00 p.m.

This concert series has become a favorite for Erie fans because of the high quality and exciting variety of musical offerings.  Not to mention the classical beauty of Romolo's outdoor Piazza setting.  Best arrive a little early, plan to spend a few minutes parking and get a good seat, or bring your own.  

Victor Garcia Sat, July 30:  6-9 pm

Victor Garcia Trio
Jazz harmonizing with African rhythms and blues soul.

He rocked the house on trumpet for CALJE last year, and now he’s back with his own trio to light up Romolo Chocolates with contemporary and Latin jazz.  From 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, July 30, Victor Garcia blows trumpet with Charles Heath blazing the drums and Andrew Lawrence jamming on the organ.  After a recent stint playing with bluesmen, Garcia adapted his playing to reflect that genre also.  “I just wanted to sound more soulful than ever,” he says.

Victor Garcia—trumpet
 Charles Heath—drums
 Andrew Lawrence—Hammond B3 organ

Great ice cream soft drinks, chocolates are available in the store before or after the show or at intermission.  Lots to enjoy!

July 30 marks the end of Romolo Chocolates 2016 Summer Music Series, which is held on the candy store’s outdoor piazza and is free of charge.

This will be the last event in Romolo's 2016 Summer Concert Series.

Wednesday Mid-Day Art Break

Erie Art Museum Mid-Day Art Break 2016music schedule • 2016 Erie Art Museum Mid-Day Art Break

June 15  World Refugee Day - Celebrate the rich cultures of
               Erie's many refugee communities

June 22  Get Your Phil at Noon - Erie Philharmonic String  Quartet

The Four GradsJune 29  The Four Grads - Lighthearted jazz quartet with tight harmonies

Ron YaroszJuly 6      Ron Yaroz and The Vehicle – Blues Rock Band

July 13    The Heliotropes -  pop jazz duo with wonderlust inspired originals

Keith Jarrett Standards Trio

Just a reminder of one of the great piano trios.  Keith Jarrett -- piano, Gary Peacock -- bass, Jack DeJohnette -- drums.