The 32nd Annual Jazz in the Park Music Series returned to the Government Amphitheatre this weekend. On the bill Jerrod Lawson and the kids from the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts.
Started some 32 years ago by famed promoter Michael Schivo, who himself has been credited with bringing top headliners to Vegas stages. In 1994 Schivo created the Las Vegas City of Lights Jazz Festival at Hills Park which received National Television exposure its first year, eighth and 11th year. It later re-located to Desert Breeze Park and in 2009 to Government Amphitheater.
The FREE concert series has drawn staunch supporters over the years. Livin in Vegas got to speak with a few of the attendees who said they have been a part of the concert years since its early days. It’s hard to believe that so much talent is on stage in the middle of town all of this time.
Running until June 5, the Jazz in the Park concert series is definitely a draw. But the real fun can be found in the people the music attracts. The diversity of people, all singing, drinking and loving on each other is just inspiring. Add to this smiling faces the week of the pandemic mandate lifting made this event extra special.
We’ve already got our tickets for the next to final concert next week. When you are in town between May and June, the Jazz in the Park series is the place to be.