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Rochester City Jazz Festival partners with Rochester Downtown Alliance for second year

Release Date: July 19, 2017


Rochester City Jazz Festival partners with Rochester Downtown Alliance for second year

Rochester, Minn. --- July 19, 2017

The Rochester Downtown Alliance (RDA) is pleased to partner with the 2nd Annual Rochester City Jazz Festival on Sunday, August 13, 2017 from 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM at the Rochester Civic Theatre. Jazz Fest is a family friendly event, organized by John Sievers, and features local, regional, and nationally recognized jazz performers.

In 2016, the Rochester City Jazz Festival received a $3,000 stART-up grant. The stART-up grant provides financial assistance to first time events taking place in downtown Rochester, which celebrate arts and culture. 

“I am extremely grateful that the RDA took the effort to support local grass roots artists in an attempt to help nurture a diverse cultural experience in the heart of our city,” said Sievers after receiving his 2016 grant.

“Cultural events like the Rochester City Jazz Festival are essential to creating a healthy and happy community, and the RDA should be proud to have helped sponsor such events.  I hope the RDA continues to support this kind of life-giving, art-oriented opportunity in the future,” he added.

The RDA recognizes the value of supporting programming and events from others in the community and is proud to support events like the Rochester City Jazz Festival. New and diverse events help create a more vibrant downtown for all to enjoy. Through initiatives such as the stART-up Grant, the RDA hopes to see the development of more successful and sustainable events in the years to come.

For more information about Jazz Fest and to purchase tickets online go to:

About Rochester Downtown Alliance

The Rochester Downtown Alliance is a Minnesota nonprofit corporation comprised of a broad range of people—representing property owners, business leaders, the city and others with a direct stake in enhanced business and economic development conditions in the downtown district. We work together to build a vibrant downtown community. We believe a strong core positively impacts the greater city of Rochester. Through a series of special events, activities, and initiatives, we create energy, excitement, and a unique character to Downtown Rochester, Minnesota.

Jazz Fest Media Contact: John Sievers
Jazz Fest Organizer
Mobile: (507) 398-7210

RDA Media Contact: Karli McElroy
Rochester Downtown Alliance
Office: (507) 216-9883