Denton Arts and Jazz Festival
The Denton Arts & Jazz Festival is a free 2½-day event held the last weekend of every April in the city of Denton, Texas. Produced by the Denton Festival Foundation, and sponsored by the City of Denton and corporate sponsors, it brings over 200,000 people each year for live music, fine art, food, drink, crafts, and recreation. The festival is held in Quakertown Park, (formerly Civic Center Park), a natural space in the heart of the city just off the town square. The festival features seven stages, 2,300 artists and 250+ arts and crafts booths. Nationally recognized musicians headline the festival each year on the main stage, such as Ravi Coltrane, Jack DeJohnette, and Aaron Neville. The Showcase Stage also draws large crowds, featuring big bands, vocal ensembles, and student jazz groups of the renowned University of North Texas College of Music.
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