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Detroit Jazz Fest to go virtual for 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic

The Detroit Jazz Festival
Posted at 2:44 PM, Jul 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-01 14:44:58-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan said the city will be presenting the city’s jazz fest this Labor Day weekend.

While the event will take place, it will take a different form because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Detroit Jazz Fest will be closed to the public. It will be streamed worldwide from three stages that are being built for the fest. It will also be broadcast on TV, radio and the internet.

Rocket Mortgage is returning as the presenting sponsor for the event, will feature Detroit jazz artists. Organizers say they will not be bringing in artists from outside of Detroit. However, the did tease that their still may be some participation in other ways.

The Jazz Fest is also partnering with the City of Detroit to create the poster for the 2020 Detroit Jazz Fest.

All proceeds from the sale of the poster will go to the Detroit Arts Fund.

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