SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — For the first time since 2019, a popular concert series is returning to Central New York with a full lineup of shows. Jazz in the City begins tomorrow evening and there will hold concerts every other Thursday until August 18.
However, just because there’s a full schedule doesn’t mean the events will disregard any public health concerns. Since CNY Jazz Central, which organizes the events, has a partnership with the Syracuse Community Health Center, COVID vaccinations and tests will be offered after every show. Health professionals will be on hand to answer questions and hand out goody bags with COVID care packages.
“Onondaga County has donated to us 5,000 test kits, so, we’re trying keep people healthy, but also have a good time,” said Steve Becker, the show’s producer.
The shows will kick off with Columbus, Ohio-based group the Urban Jazz Coalition, performing from 6-9 p.m. More shows will be held with performers coming from other places such as New York City. Tents will be set up all over the grass of Kirk Park with venders for food, arts and crafts, and the health professionals.
For more information on the events, you can visit cnyjazzinthecity.org or by calling 315-479-JAZZ.