Walla Walla Event: Jazz and Wine Among Friends

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Jazz and Wine for a good cause (not that you really needed an excuse for either…)

Clear your calendars and head to Walla Walla this weekend! The Friends of Children of Walla Walla is hosting the 4th annual “Jazz and Wine Among Friends” festival this Friday, August 26th- Sunday, August 28th, 2011. The festival includes a myriad of great regional jazz artists performances at some of our favorite locations in Walla Walla. Tickets can either be purchased for each individual day, or together as a package for $100 (which would save you $10) on the Friend website www.wallawallafriends.org/Events.html or downtown at the Walla Walla visitor center. All ticket sales directly benefit children served by the Friends program. Please call the Friends office at (509) 527-4745 with any questions.

Friday Events: regional jazz artists at downtown venues: $20 for access to five performances
• 4:30-6:30pm – Sinclair Estate Vineyards – Paul West
• 6:00-9:00pm – Walla Faces – The Crawford-Glenn Band
• 6:30-9:00pm – Marcus Whitman Hotel – The Darin Clendenin Trio
• 7:00-10:00pm – Laht Neppur – Philly King Bee & The Stingers
• 8:00-11:00pm – Sapolil Cellars – Mark Brown, Gary Romjue & Friends

Saturday Events: Waterbrook Winery performances: $60
• 6:30-7:15pm – Pete Crawford, Dave Glenn and band
• 7:30-9:30pm – Gail Pettis Quartet
• Tickets include entrance to both performances, gourmet appetizers, desserts, and a glass of Waterbrook wine
• Additional wine, including bottles with a custom Friends label designed by local artist Matt McKern, will be available for purchase

Sunday Event: New Orleans-style jazz brunch at Whitehouse Crawford restaurant: $30
• Seatings at 10 am and 11:30 am
• Tickets include mimosa and two course Southern-style meal from award-winning chef Jamie Guerin
• Entertainment includes a live processional and performance by The Uptown Lowdown Jazz Quartet from Seattle

We can’t think of a more fun way to help out a great cause. We hope to see you there- it should be a lot of fun!

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