by Caitlin Huston
This year’s jazz and blues festival will be complete with its star namesake — Med Flory.
Dave Herman, co-chair of the festival, said Friday that Flory had agreed to come back to play in the festival. The June 8th festival is now only one day, instead of two, so that patrons do not have to pay for two days, Herman said.
Herman said Flory will be playing with group.
“He’ll be backed by Steve Allee and his quintet,” Herman said.
Other artists include the local Tim Miller group, blues player Randy Handley and swing band Tuxedo Junction.
Herman said if the one day format didn’t work out this year, they would consider going back to two days in 2014.
“You don’t know until you try something if you can fit it all into one day,” Herman said.
The festival will start earlier in the day, at 3 p.m., so that the acts can all play, Herman said.
Flory was not able to make it to last year’s festival, but he did play in 2011.
This will be the sixth annual Med Flory Jazz and Blues Festival, which is hosted annually at Little Turtle Waterway downtown.
Flory said he was excited to come again.
“I always get back to the old stompin’ grounds,” he said.
Caitlin Huston is a staff reporter of the Pharos-Tribune. She can be reached at 574-732-5148 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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