Articles About AACW Blues Fest

  • Blues Fest returns for 15th year

    Musicians will wail into the night at the 15th annual Blues Fest, Aug. 23-25. (photo by Aaron Zaremsky)

    AACW will host the 15th annual Blues and Jazz festival this weekend, Aug. 23-26. As always, the weekend will feature a spectacular line-up of musical acts and events.

  • AACW’s Bluesfest to rock out the weekend

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    AACW’s 14th annual Blues and Jazz Festival this weekend will feature blues, reggae, open mic poetry and gospel music. See the full schedule and a video from last year’s festival.

  • Gospel Fest draws appreciative crowd

    The choir of the Church of Jesus of Springfield gave a rousing performance at the 13th annual Gospel Fest at the Central Chapel AME Church on Wednesday night.

    Central Chapel AME Church hosted the 13th annual Gospel Fest on Wednesday, Sept. 8. The event kicked off the annual AACW Blues Fest.

  • Blues, jazz energize village at Fest

    Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 11, and continuing through the weekend, AACW puts on the 13th annual Blues and Jazz Fest at the Antioch College amphitheater. This year’s lineup features five bands, including 5YZ Men from Lagos, Nigeria; Memphis bluesman Daddy Mack; Andrew “Jr. Boy” Jones, from Dallas, Texas; and local musician Nerak Roth Patterson and son Nerak, behind, shown above in 2007. (News file photo)

    The mighty influence of African Americans in American music — from blues, jazz and rock-and-roll to hip-hop and R&B — is annually celebrated at the Blues and Jazz Fest put on by African-American Cross-Cultural Works, or AACW, each fall.

  • Patterson honor: celebrating others

    You could call Faith Patterson a woman with a passion for bringing people together. As a leader of the African-American Cultural Works, or ACCW, she’s been pursuing that passion for more than a decade, spearheading such community-building events as Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, the recent Roots brunch, and the upcoming annual AACW Blues/Jazz Fest.

  • Feature photo: The blues and all that jazz

    Thousands of people enjoyed last weekend’s 11th Annual AACW Blues, Jazz and Cultural Festival that took place at the Antioch Amphitheater. In this photo, Detroit’s Queen of the Blues, singer Alberta Adams, eggs on the crowd.

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  • Fall colors bring in the blues

    Around town folks still call it the “blues fest,” even though the popular annual event is now officially known as the Blues, Jazz and Cultural Fest. And, although there has been concern that without facilities traditionally provided by Antioch College the show might not go on…

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