The Hot Steamed Jazz Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary, located at the Essex Steam Train (1 Railroad Avenue, Essex), during the weekend of June 22, 23 and 24. Proceeds from the festival benefit The Hole In The Wall Gang Camp in Ashford, founded by the late Paul Newman.
Thirteen bands, ranking in the top 20 in jazz polls for their instrumentation, will perform in simultaneous sessions under two tents on the grounds adjacent to the Essex Steam Train. A Gospel service, which is free and open to all, is scheduled for Sunday, June 24, at 10:30 a.m.
The festival takes place rain or shine. Seating is provided under the tents.
Ticket information and a complete performance schedule is at www.hotsteamedjazz.com.