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NEW ORLEANS - APRIL 28: Ani DiFranco performs at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival April 28, 2006 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic and inclement weather, the 21st Annual Long Branch Jazz & Blues Festival, hosted by the Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation, returns to The Great Lawn on Saturday, August 27th. In addition to a full day of live music performances, this free festival will feature an array of food trucks, crafters, and vendors on the Long Branch boardwalk, culminating with a spectacular firework display for the expected thousands in attendance.“The last two years impacted us all in ways we could never have imagined,” said Tom Baldino, Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation President. “This year, we have been very fortunate to be able to open back up and, once again, provide both our members and music fans alike with a full calendar of jazz & blues entertainment. We are ecstatic to return to The Great Lawn for our 21st year, and thanks to our generous sponsors and vendors, we are poised to have a spectacular event.” The music festival, which runs from 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm (followed by fireworks) will feature Reanna Runge, The Burners, Bethe Burns and the Legends, Paul Plumeri, Charlie Apicella and Iron City Jazz, The Sonny Kenn Band, and The Ghost Town Blues Band.The festival could not happen without the ongoing support of the City of Long Branch, the generous donations of their sponsors, and participation of their crafters and vendors. If you’re interested in  sponsorship or vendor opportunities, please contact Tina LoBosco, tlobosco@jsjbf.org.The Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation is a non-profit 501.c.3 corporation whose mission is to Preserve, Promote, and Perpetuate Jazz and Blues in New Jersey through performance and education. The JSJBF’s board of volunteers, member talent and guest headliners have been entertaining thousands of people at our award-winning jazz and blues festivals across NJ’s shore towns for nearly 35 years. For more information, visit www.jsjbf.org