Jazz Fest Fun: Can you name the artists on these album covers?

Jazz Fest Fun: Can you name the artists on these album covers?
Our reporters and anchors show off their best 1980s album covers. (Source: NBC12)

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - The Richmond Jazz and Music Festival starts Thursday and continues through Sunday!

We’ve been having some fun leading up to the big event - nearly every day has felt like Wayback Wednesday, Throwback Thursday and Flashback Friday as we found some classic album covers from the 1980s and remade them.

But do you know who they are? Don’t let the NBC12 faces fool you, these are all covers of famous 1980s musicians!

Test your knowledge, have a little fun and take our quiz!

Jazz dream comes true for Richmond teen

This year you’ll see a new face on the stage, 16-year-old Lily Manayara, who will play alongside some of her favorite artists.

For Manayara, music has always been a part of her life. She’s been singing her heart out at school in musical theater and in bands.

“Gosh, I’ve been doing music since 5th grade, so I was 9 years old,” said Manyara. “Last year I was part of a group called ‘School of Rock.’”

Jazz Fest dream comes true for local teen

A destination spot for music

In the past decade, the huge, multi-day Jazz Festival (now the Jazz and Music Festival) has really helped put Richmond on the map for live music.

“Probably in the last 10 years the music scene has exploded here,” said communications representative at Virginia Tourism corporation, Andrew Cothern.

Cothern says with so many music venues like the National and the Broadberry, the town has grown into a place where you can find just about any type of music you like.

“You can check out punk, rock, jazz. You name it, Richmond has it,” said Cothern.

Countdown to the Richmond Jazz & Music Festival

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