1. Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival draws thousands to Court Square

    Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival draws thousands to Court Square

    While visiting her daughter's family for the summer, Indiana resident Marcy Anderson found a perfect way to spend a sunny a Saturday afternoon downtown. The daylong Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival attracted an estimated 5,000 people who wanted to hear music from a high school jazz group, Latin jazz performers and some bigger known names including Springfield native Avery Sharpe with Charles Neville. "I was born and raised up on jazz. My father was a big fan of jazz," Anderson said. She attended with her daughter Stacey Church, of Wilbraham, the general manager of the MassMutual Center, and her ...

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    1. I was born and raised up on jazz. My father was a big fan of jazz.
    2. There is a great variety. There is a little bit of everything.
    3. It is a great place for the community to come together and the acoustics are great.
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