Jazz Fest Crowd Dances In The Streets of Peekskill

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Laura Perkins, of Peekskill, and Cynthia Dandreano, of Cortlandt Manor, danced to the music of the Sixth Annual Peeksill Jazz and Blue Festival. Photo Credit: Debra West

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. – People were dancing in the streets of downtown Peekskill on Saturday, enjoying the perfect weather and the great music of the Sixth Annual Jazz & Blues Festival. The free outdoor concert and fair, which ran from 1 to 10 p.m., drew thousands of people to the intersection of Central Avenue and North Division Street. 

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Some festival-goers set up beach chairs and brought picnics, others sampled food and drinks provided by local vendors or stopped by the many restaurants, including 12 Grapes and The Division Street Grill, which set up tables and chairs out on Division Street.  

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With such an abundance of diverse local talent, it is a shame that there were no local acts featured.


Beautiful day and night in downtown Peekskill. My compliments to all those who put in a lot of time and energy, all volunteers, and all those "unsung" heros. Especially the BID, the Business Improvement District. Even Arnie gave his all. Good job BID.!


Beautiful day for outdoor music, But I was disappointed with the acts. There were no blues acts, the piano player was very redundant, the opening act was good but I have no idea why they were on the bill. Soul Funk is not jazz or blues why were they on the bill? The closing act was very good but I could only take so much of Latin music or what ever, I like to understand what the words for one thing. All were good but I liked last years lineup much ,much better. Also the sound was not great.

The opening Afro act last year killed me, and the closing Blues band last year had the streets rocking and made everyone want MORE. The crowd was much larger last year, this year I almost missed it because I only found out the show was on at the last minute.

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