JazzFest in Murfreesboro - - Will it be Revived for 2023?

Jan 05, 2023 at 06:58 pm by WGNS News

JazzFest, which ended in 2022, was an annual free concert that was held on the Murfreesboro square every May for over 25-years.

(Rutherford County, TN) The announcement to end the annual JazzFest on the Rutherford County Square was made this past year - - which means the concert that took place in May was the grand finale for the yearly event. However, some believe it’s not time to drop the curtains just yet. Several residents have decided to discuss the idea of continuing the event, but in a new setting.

Rutherford County School Board Chair Tammy Sharp told WGNS NEWS… At this point, Sharp said she doesn’t know if the JazzFest will be saved by the school board, or by members of the community… Local residents who want to see the continuation of JazzFest plan to meet at 2 o’clock on Friday (01/06/23) to devise a plan of action…


JazzFest has been held on the Murfreesboro square for more than 25-years and over that time, bands from local schools have performed at the concert annually. Now, local residents want to continue that tradition, suggesting the concert has been a positive for area students who have a love for music.

Interested parties that want to continue the JazzFest are meeting at 2 o’clock on Friday afternoon in the Fountains at Gateway offices on Medical Center Parkway in Murfreesboro. Members of the public are welcome to attend (details below).  You can also hear the full interview by WGNS’ Scott Walker about the idea of keeping JazzFest alive, above this article (4 Min. and 55 Sec.).

Location of Friday Meeting: Fountains at Gateway, 1500 Medical Center Pkwy in Murfreesboro
Room of Where Meeting is Scheduled: Management Office of the Fountains at Gateway
Time / Date of Meeting: 2:00 PM on This Friday (Jan. 6, 2023)
Who is Invited: Anyone Interested in Continuing the JazzFest – The Public 


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