2014 Cathedral Park Fans

Cathedral Park Jazz Festival

Friends of Cathedral Park Jazz Festival

34th annual Cathedral Park Jazz Festival

Hey fans, I want to make sure you have us on your calendar to see us playing at the 34thannual Cathedral Park Jazz Festival under the north end of the St. Johns Bridge on July 18, 19 and 20th.

To start things off we are all gathering at the Central Hotel in St. Johns on Thursday, July 17 at 7 PM for a pre-festival party to mingle with the artists, sponsors and organizers. Then I would like you to come out and see us play on July 18, 19, 20. To round out each day the festival crowd will migrate to the Central Hotel after the mainstage to continue to enjoy more jazz music. Last but not least is the finale on Sunday evening at sunset with the showing of the 1954 hit Jimmy Stewart movie, “The Glen Miller Story”. For a complete listing and schedule go to www.cpjazz.com.

Along with the festival renaissance is a new user-friendly festival layout. To provide more seating room in the amphitheater “bowl”, the food and merchant booths will be situated on Crawford Street at the foot of the park. This new design allows more room to lay out your blankets and set up a comfortable “camp” for the weekend. There will also be more room under the bridge to toss the Frisbee, play games with the kids, for relaxing meditation to the sound of blues and jazz in the background, or for just catching some sun.

It wouldn’t be a proper festival without Portland’s renowned artesian beers and wine vintners. To this end the festival has secured a variety of local craft beer and cider brewers as well as several excellent wineries to quench your thirst during balmy July afternoons. The beer garden area has been sufficiently increased in size to accommodate plenty of room to gather and enjoy the music performances. The Central Hotel is planning on serving sandwiches, meats, cheeses and other delectable to fully satisfy your palate in the beer garden.

An addition this year that the committee is excited about is the inclusion and sponsorship by the Chrysler Corporation who will have several new Chrysler 200’s to test drive where patrons will receive a $10 gift card for “taking the drive”.

Today thirty-four years later this new group of dedicated community leaders has taken on his tradition of civic involvement to make our community a better place to live. The festival is free to all of Portland and it is yours to enjoy.

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