Want to contribute to:
- Support free arts access for families?
- Celebrate music & culture of the African diaspora?
- Raise public awareness/engagement in racial justice & climate justice?
- Create multicultural community connecting Springfield & the upper Pioneer Valley?
- Amplify local artists, businesses, & nonprofits?
- Revitalize Springfield’s economy by developing it into a cultural hub drawing visitors & their dollars to the city?
The free, annual Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival does it all.
- Jazz, blues, funk, soul, Latin, & world music
- Legendary & local musicians
- Local spoken word artists & youth dance & theater troupes
- Educational sessions for all ages on music of the African diaspora & its connections to racial justice
- Eco-friendly practices, education on them, & gateways into Springfield climate justice projects
- A platform for nonprofits to reach thousands
- Family art activities
- Local food & craft vendors
The festival is a program of Blues to Green, a small but mighty nonprofit led by Springfield community leaders. We work wonders on a small budget and offer Springfield’s premier annual event thanks to the support of volunteers, local business sponsors, and donors like you.
Blues to Green was inspired by famed musician Charles Neville and founded by his wife to utilize music and other arts to center the cultures of the African diaspora within American culture, nurture personal freedom, strengthen multicultural community, and catalyze action for racial and climate justice.
Thank you for helping us offer free arts that create social change!
Learn more: bluestogreen.org springfieldjazzfest.org