Litchfield Jazz Fest Partners with Lime Rock and Bellamy-Ferriday House

Litchfield Performing Arts, an award winning Connecticut non-profit, will partner withLime Rock Park in Lakeville and Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden in Bethlehem. On July 12th vocalist Nicole Zuraitis, will appear at Lime Rock Park to sing the National Anthem to kick off the The American Le Mans Series. On July 19th Bellamy-Ferriday House will present a preview performance by Nicole Zuraitis and on August 2 she will have her debut at the Litchfield Jazz Festival.

Litchfield, CT, July 05, 2008 --( Partnering with other community organizations has always been important to Litchfield Performing Arts, the 27-year-old nonprofit that runs the Litchfield Jazz Festival and Litchfield Jazz Camp. This July LPA will partner with two very different area organizations – Lime Rock Park in Lakeville and Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden, a Connecticut Landmarks property in Bethlehem.

On Saturday, July 12th Litchfield native, 23-year-old vocalist Nicole Zuraitis, will appear at Lime Rock Park to sing the National Anthem to kick off the The American Le Mans Series. The American Le Mans Series boasts the best drivers piloting the meanest, greenest race cars in the world. Cars to watch include Porsche, Ferraris, Corvettes and more. Visit or call 1-800-RACE-LRP for tickets and information. Lime Rock Park is located at 60 White Hollow Road, Lakeville, CT.

Nicole Zuraitis has been a part of the LPA “family” since she was 12 and attended the first Litchfield Jazz Camp. She is now the vocal teaching assistant at Litchfield Jazz Camp and will have her jazz festival debut and record release on Saturday, August 2nd. She appears at 1:45 pm with her quartet at the Litchfield Jazz Festival at the Goshen Fairgrounds. For tickets and information visit, or call 860-567-4162.

On Saturday, July 19th from 4-6 pm, Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden will partner with Litchfield Jazz Fest to present a preview performance by Nicole Zuraitis and her quartet. Opening for Nicole, will be talented students from Litchfield Jazz Camp. Bring lawn chairs and a blanket and enjoy. This event is free to the public but reservations are suggested for attendance and for catered picnics if you wish. This is a rain or shine event. Visit or call 203-266-7596 for details. Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden is located at 9 Main Street North, Bethlehem, CT.

The Litchfield Jazz Festival is sponsored in part by the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism, Steinway & Sons, The Republican-American, DownBeat Magazine, NEA Jazz Masters on Tour, Heritage Hotel in Southbury, Winvian Luxury Resort & Spa, Northeast Beverage Corporation of Connecticut, Magic Hat, Crystal Rock Water, Jazz Corner, Litchfield Magazine, Home Living Connecticut, Connecticut Business Magazine,, WSHU Radio, LPA Members and others. Litchfield Jazz Camp students, who perform at the festival on the student stage and at Bellamy-Ferriday House participate through the generous support of the CT State Department of Education Interdistrict Grants with additional assistance from Shure, Keilwerth, Friendship Fund and Crystal Rock Water.

The Litchfield Jazz Festival is August 1-3 at the Goshen Fairgrounds in Goshen, CT. Advance-purchase general admission tickets are $35 for lawn, $55 for tent, $150 for “Friends” gala and performance and $350 for “Friends” benefits plus VIP seating and parking all weekend. Tickets at the gate are $40 for lawn and $60 for tent. Visit for more information and to purchase tickets. Any other questions call 860-567-4162.

Litchfield Jazz Festival
Lindsey Turner