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Go East Jefferson Presents "Jazzin' On The River" And Historic Eastside Bus Tours

DETROIT - Because the Jefferson Avenue Streetscape Project will be wrapping up in September, we have moved our annual Jazzin’ on Jefferson outdoor music festival to the Detroit Riverfront at A.B. Ford Park. Help Jefferson East, Inc. celebrate another Detroit summer with this FREE FAMILY-FRIENDLY neighborhood event!


2 p.m.: Sean Dobbins Organ Quartet
3:30 p.m.: Heritage Works African dance and drumming
4 p.m.: Marion Hayden Sextet
6 p.m.: Planet D Nonet Township Jazz Band
7:45 p.m.: Perry Hughes and OGD

Other highlights include:

• African dance and drumming lessons for kids
• historic bus tours
• food
• kayak tours
2 p.m. Tour: http://bit.ly/1KTyFcZ
Twilight Tour: http://bit.ly/1OhcEFC
• outdoor recreation
• soccer tournament (12:30 p.m.) and workshop
• psychedelic face painting

Plus...Miss Purple, the clown from Universoul Circus!

Free and open to the public! SPECIAL THANKS TO Mack Avenue Records!

Enjoy a guided bus tour through beautiful and storied Jefferson-Chalmers on Detroit's lower east side. Learn about the waterfront community's rich automotive, bootlegging and jazz era history!

As part of the 2015 Jazzin' on the River event, the Southeast Waterfront Neighborhood Association (SWNA) and author Nick Sinacori (The Village of Fairview Histroical Society and author of Horse Power, Men and Machines) will host a guided bus tour through Historic Jefferson-Chalmers.

Date: Saturday, September 26
Where: Meet at Faith Church (897 Piper St. Detroit, MI 48215)
When: Morning tour (10-11:30 a.m.) and afternoon tour (noon-1:30 p.m.)
How much: $15/person

To register for 10 a.m. tour, go here. To register for noon tour, go here.

**Register early, as seating is very limited.

Features include:
o Vanity Ballroom
o Detroit's canal system
o Windmill Pointe, the site of the Fox Indian Massacre
o former Marlborough Jockey Club
o Fisher Mansion (currently the Bhaktivedanta Cultural Center)
o Detroit Driving Club
o United Railcar Barn
o the location of Henry Ford's first auto race (he won!)
o early sites of automotive companies that eventually became part of the Big 3
o much more!


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