Step back in time with A Night on Bourbon Street at the Canfield Casino on June 22! This inaugural kick-off event to the Saratoga Jazz Festival will include live performances, tasty food, and delicious drinks inspired by the Roaring Twenties. Ready to cut a rug? Read on to learn more!
Celebrating “Jazz City”
As one of the highlights of the brand new Freihofer’s Jazz Fest Friday, A Night on Bourbon Street promises fantastic tunes and fun — and for a great cause! Presented by the Action Council in support of SPAC’s educational programs, A Night on Bourbon Street is just one of the events offering themed dining, social dance options, and (of course!) live jazz you can expect on Jazz Fest Friday.
Dress to the nines and hop on down! Along with some fantastic music, A Night on Bourbon Street will feature:
- New Orleans inspired cuisine by Lily and the Rose gourmet catering,
- gaming tables and prizes,
- and drinks to sample, like “bathtub gin” and cocktails!
The event will begin at 7:30 PM on June 22, with headliner Bria Skonberg taking the stage at 9 PM. An incredible singer and trumpeter, Skonberg has been dubbed the “shining hope of jazz” by the New York Times and is the 2017 recipient of the JUNO Vocal Jazz Album of the Year!
In a statement, President and CEO of SPAC Elizabeth Sobol said, “Our new A Night on Bourbon Street event was created to invite our jazz festival attendees downtown to celebrate Saratoga’s rich history as a ‘jazz city.’ Featuring a sultry speakeasy vibe, a phenomenal performance by Bria Skonberg, delectable food, and bathtub gin — it is a sensational way to kick-off our Freihofer’s Jazz Festival Weekend.”
Tickets to A Night on Bourbon Street are $150 and can be purchased at spac.org, or by contacting Seth Buono at 518-584-9330, ext. 101. Valet parking will be available.
Other Saratoga restaurants, bars, and venues hosting Jazz Fest Friday festivities include:
- Caffe Lena,
- National Museum of Dance,
- The Adelphi Hotel,
- Northshire Bookstore,
- Kru Coffee,
- The Gideon Putnam,
- Hampton Inn & Suites,
- Holiday Inn at Saratoga Springs,
- The Local,
- Morton’s the Steakhouse,
- and more!
Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival
Jazz Fest Friday’s A Night on Bourbon Street will precede the 2018 Jazz Festival. Slated for Saturday, June 23 and Sunday, June 24 at SPAC, the weekend of jazz will feature big names like Jon Batiste, Chris Botti, Herbie Hancock, Gregory Porter, Joey Alexander, and Mavis Staples! Plus, catch performances by emerging artists like José James, Lakecia Benjamin and SoulSquad, Scott Sharrard & The Brickyard Band, Jazzmeia Horn, and Keyon Harrold, all making their Spa City debuts.