Jazz Festival Returns to Mercer County

    The Mercer County Jazz Festival returns to the Festival Grounds on Saturday, July 7, from 2 to 8pm. Come out to Mercer County Park to enjoy a mix of contemporary, soul, and bebop jazz.

    The day’s musical lineup kicks off with legendary saxophonist Bob Pollitt. Pollitt’s extensive library of music expands from bebop to blues, and funk. AyAis up next with their mix of jazz, R&B and gospel, followed by Jeff Bradshaw, coming from the Philadelphia Soul Movement. Known as a soul-jazz and hip-hop innovator he has performed with some of the industry greats such as Michael Jackson, Earth Wind & Fire, Pattie LaBelle and more. The event’s headlining performance will feature the return of The Baylor Project to Mercer County. The two-time Grammy-nominated duomarks their influence from gospel, blues, soul and jazz. With an extensive background in music, both Jean and Marcus Baylor are experts in their craft and will produce a carefully constructed display of music on July 7 at the Festival Grounds.

    Tickets are $20 for General Admission seating and are available through the CURE Insurance Arena (formerly Sun Bank Arena) Box Office located at 81 Hamilton Ave., Trenton. Box Office hours are Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets will also be available online at www.cureinsurancearena.com or by calling 1-800-298-4200. There is a service charge for all online and phone purchases. For discounted tickets through Groupon, please visit www.mercercountyparks.org. Tickets may be purchased the day of the festival at 1 p.m. from the Mercer County Park Festival Grounds ticket offices. Will call is located at the Festival Grounds ticket office by the flag entrance.

    The performance schedule is as follows:

    Time Artist(s) Name
    2:20 -3:25 p.m. Bob Pollitt
    3:40 – 4:45 p.m. AyA
    5 – 6:15 p.m. Jeff Bradshaw
    6:30 – 8 p.m. The Baylor Project

    Food and drinks will be available for purchase during the Jazz Festival. No outside food or alcohol will be permitted inside the Festival Grounds.

    Patrons are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to set up inside the Festival Grounds. Concert parking is included in the ticket price. The Mercer County Jazz Festival will be held rain or shine; please check www.mercercountyparks.org for any updates prior to the event.

    The Mercer County Park Festival Grounds encompasses more than 200,000 square feet of venue space with a 2,200-square-foot, state-of-the-art performing arts stage with a wide array of electrical, lighting, sound and rigging capabilities.

    For information about the Mercer County Park Festival Grounds and other facilities of the Park Commission, visit www.mercercountyparks.org. 

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