Richmond's jazz festival at Maymont

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Saturday, August 11th marked the third annual Richmond Jazz Festival at Maymont.

Over 30 national and international jazz artists from around the world were in town.

Families, friends and lovers all gathered around the stage as the sound of good jazz music lured in crowds.

Many of them brought coolers and lawn chairs expecting to stay a while.

"We're just getting here, and we're looking forward to it," said Sonja Mitchell.

"We went last night to the hippodrome and that was an awesome experience to be inside. We're from Hampton, VA, my husband and I, so this is an opportunity for some outdoor jazz."

The Richmond jazz festival is a three day event, drawing in people from all over the region.

They come out for the music, good food and many opportunities to shop.

"I'm thoroughly enjoying myself," said Tanjela Davis. "This is my first time here. Oh my god I'm ecstatic about it. I'm here in the park, we have a lot of atmosphere."

"It's great, just fantastic, very talented musicians and the weather is perfect," George Sipple."

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