Litchfield Jazz Festival announces a new weekend of jazz-at-its-finest for 2018. The iconic festival will make its annual appearance on the last weekend of July for the first time rather than its traditional first weekend of August. The move was a response to the Newport Jazz Festival appearing on the same weekend as Litchfield this past summer.
Vita Muir, Litchfield’s founder and artistic /executive director, said many Litchfield fans have enjoyed attending both jazz festivals each year. When Newport announced its date for 2018 three weeks into the post fest season, she said, no other move made sense. The move also helps to eliminate artist booking conflicts.
With about half of Litchfield’s audience hailing from places outside Connecticut and as far away as Israel, France and New Zealand, Muir said she wanted to go public early with the date change so visitors could adjust their summer vacation schedules in a timely fashion. Many guests make their local B & B and hotel reservations for the following summer as they leave town. The Goshen Agricultural Society and their former president Rick Wadhams stepped in quickly and made adjustments to accommodate the date change, for which, Muir says, she is very appreciative.
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