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Jazzing Up Downtown Erie: JazzErie’s 15th Annual Jazz & Blues Walk

Erie, PA, June 20, 2010 --( Saturday, July 10 will bring a unique musical evening to downtown Erie.

JazzErie's 15th annual Jazz & Blues Walk brings some of the area's most outstanding jazz and blues bands to eleven downtown clubs and restaurants.

The event kicks off with a reception, music and refreshments at the Erie Art Museum Annex, 411 State, at 7 PM. Trolleys will run continuously from 8 p.m. until midnight between the clubs, restaurants, and halls in downtown. Admission, trolley fare, and a schedule of events are all covered by a $10 event button. Buttons can be purchased in advance at Romolo's Chocolates, 1525 West 8th Street, and at the Erie Art Museum, 411 State, and will be available at the Museum the day of the event. Guests must be at least 21 years of age to purchase a button.

The Jazz & Blues Walk is sponsored by JazzErie, ArtsErie, Coors Glenwood Beer Distributors, the Erie Art Museum and WQLN Radio. For an updated schedule of events and more information, visit

About the Erie Art Museum
The Erie Art Museum anchors downtown Erie’s cultural and economic revitalization, occupying a group of restored mid-19th century commercial buildings, including an outstanding 1839 Greek Revival Bank. It maintains an ambitious program of 15 to 18 changing exhibitions annually, embracing a wide range of subjects, both historical and contemporary and including folk art, contemporary craft, multi-disciplinary installations, community-based work, as well at traditional media.

The Erie Art Museum also holds a collection of over 6,000 objects, which includes significant works in American ceramics, Tibetan painting, Indian bronzes, contemporary baskets, and a variety of other categories.
The Museum offers a wide range of education programs and artists’ services including interdisciplinary and interactive school tours and a wide variety of classes for the community. Performing arts are showcased in the 24-year-old Contemporary Music Series, which represents national and international performers of serious music with an emphasis on composer/performers, and a popular annual two-day Blues & Jazz festival.

The Erie Art Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. Admission is free for members, free on Wednesdays, $4 for adults, $3 for senior citizens and students and $2 for children under 12.

For additional information on the Erie Art Museum, visit online at or call (814) 459-5477.

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Carolyn Eller

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