Posts Tagged ‘Russ Freeman and The Rippingtons’

The Sixth Annual Duck Jazz Festival is on Sunday, October 7, 2012. The event will be held at the Duck Town Park, 1200 Duck Road, Duck, North Carolina. This free, all-day event is open to the public and will begin at 11:00 a.m., with gates set to open at 10:00 a.m. Picnics, beverages, chairs, or blankets are encouraged. No beach umbrellas or tents are permitted at the event. Food and drinks will be available to purchase from various Town eateries and chairs to rent.

The Duck Jazz Festival is a cultural event which brings in nearly 7,000 people to Duck over Columbus Day weekend. Each year, the Town brings national, regional, and local jazz artists to Duck for this premier jazz event. Many pre-festival events take place leading up to the day of the Jazz Festival. These activities include Festival performers conducting a master jazz class for local high school students, as well as appearing and performing at local Duck venues.

The current schedule of performances is as follows:

11:00 a.m. Emme St. James & Her Jazz Gentlemen

12:15 p.m. The Fuzz Band

2:15 p.m. Paula Atherton

4:15 p.m. The Rippingtons featuring Russ Freeman

Please be advised that the schedule and featured performers are subject to change due to weather conditions and performer availability. For the most up-to-date information, please visit the website at

Duck Jazz Festival, Duck Town Park, 1200 Duck Rd, Duck, North Carolina

Fans that have followed Russ Freeman and The Rippingtons for any stretch of time over the past quarter century know the versatile award winning and Grammy nominated guitarist/composer, and producer has long had a penchant for naming songs and albums after exotic places (Aruba, Kenya, Morocco, Weekend in Monaco, Sahara, etc). In recent years, Freeman has noticed that The Rippingtons’ fan base has increased exponentially, as the group’s longtime admirers transfer their passion for the music to their children. After 25 years and 18 studio albums, this Grammy-nominated powerhouse band continues to break new ground.

Rams Head Tavern, 33 West St, Annapolis, Maryland 21401

Wednesday, November 16, 2011 – 6:30 pm 2 shows