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Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival to Take Place Aug. 6

Taj Mahal to headline

The 2016 Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival is scheduled for Aug. 6
Terri Lyne Carrington

The third annual Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival, produced by nonprofit organization Blues to Green, will take place on Aug. 6 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. in Springfield, Massachusetts’ Court Square.

Headlining the free event is Springfield native and Grammy-winning singer/guitarist Taj Mahal, whose appearance at the event is “significant for both the city and the festival,” according to a press release. “Taj is an artist who has paid tribute to his own cultural roots while merging sounds from different parts of the world and creating something new. He is a big part of Springfield’s history and a big part of American music. Springfield will be enlivened by his return home for this festival,” said the festival’s co-executive producer Kristin Neville in the press release.

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