Archive for May 29, 2011

The West Oak Lane Jazz and Arts Festival, Philadelphia’s preeminent music and culture event is back and better than ever. The 2011 edition of the festival will again showcase internationally acclaimed, award-winning artists, alongside some of the best regional and upcoming talent.

This year, we celebrate the diversity that is our world, our country, our city and our communities. We invite you to Ogontz Avenue to experience, on two stages, three days of live Jazz, Salsa, R&B, Classical, Soul, Reggae and more. Explore the Marketplace filled with hand-crafted, original Art creations. Exhibitors from around the country have been selected to deliver a multi-cultural mix of jewelry, clothing, photography, paintings and so much more. No festival is complete without food! Come enjoy the array of cuisine from around the globe and around the corner. A new feature of the festival is our Children’s Day event; complete with live performances, music workshops and a video gaming arcade.

As part of the festival’s greening and sustainability initiatives, we urge the use mass transit. Free shuttle service to the festival site is available at our Park and Ride locations in select locations around Philadelphia. Complimentary parking is available at many locations.

Chaka Khan, Men of Soul (Jeffrey Osborne, Peabo Bryson, Freddie Jackson, Howard Hewett), Chrisette Michele, Eddie Palmieri, Christian McBride, Roy Ayers, The Rodney Mack – Philadelphia Big Brass, The Persuasions, Philadelphia Freedom Jazz Orchestra, Tia Fuller, Gerald Veasley, 3D Ritmo de Vida, Webb Thomas Trio, Sherry Butler, Po/Jazz Connection, Fred and Tanya Jazz Duo, Alex Evans, Micel Beckham, Lynn Riley, Tony Wyatt, Timi Tanzania, Val Ray Quartet, 3rio, Mike Boone, Philadelphia Jazz Heritage Ensemble, Georgie Bonds, Carl Grubbs, Crystal J. Torres , TC III, Andy Aaron and the Mean Machine, David Joel, Bootsie Barnes, Jafar Barron, Monkadelphia , Philadelphia Clef Club Youth Band, Michael Ray, Richard Waller, Carmen Butler, and so many more!

For the complete lineup visit

West Oak Lane Jazz Festival, 7143 Ogontz Ave, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania