42nd Annual Hampton Jazz Festival Line-up Announced

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Each evening to sizzle with classic performances by R&B, Pop, and Soul Legends

The 42nd annual Hampton Jazz Festival takes place June 26-28, 2009 at the Hampton Coliseum.

On June 26-28, 2009 the 42nd annual Hampton Jazz Festival will return to the Hampton Coliseum for yet another soulful weekend of unforgettable entertainment. Presented by Chrysler-Jeep Hampton Roads Dealers, this highly anticipated event features the top jazz, pop, R&B, and blues performers in the nation. This year's line-up includes:

Friday, June 26 at 7:30 p.m.: Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds; George Benson; Ledisi; Jazz Attack featuring Rick Braun, Jonathan Butler, and Richard Elliot    

Saturday, June 27 at 7:00 p.m.: The O'Jays; Michael McDonald; Fantasia; The Forte Jazz Band featuring Brian Pinner     

Sunday, June 28 at 2:00 p.m.: Patti Labelle; Robin Thicke; Chuck Brown, Keiko Matsui

Ticket prices are $52.50 for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. All are subject to applicable service charge and handling fees. Tickets for all three performances will go on sale at the Hampton Coliseum this Saturday, March 28 at 10 a.m. Tickets are also available for purchase at all VA, MD, and DC Ticketmaster outlets and at http://www.Ticketmaster.com . To charge by phone, call 800/745-3000. All seats are reserved.

Group orders of 45 tickets or more receive special ticket prices of $47.50 (per performance) for Friday, Saturday and Sunday performances plus $3.00 facility fee and $5.00 handling fee on overall order. Group ticket sales are only available through the Hampton Coliseum Box Office (in person), or by fax or mail. In addition, an order form can be obtained online at http://www.hamptoncoliseum.org Orders will not be taken by phone.

Festival patrons can receive additional information online at http://www.hamptonjazzfestival.com . Individuals interested in overnight accommodation information should contact the Hampton Visitor Center at 1-800-800-2202. Tour operators and group travelers requiring itinerary and planning assistance should call Bruce Newton at 1-800-487-8778.

Partially bordered by the Hampton Roads harbor and Chesapeake Bay, Hampton, with the 344,000 sq. ft. Hampton Roads Convention Center, is located in the center of the Hampton Roads metropolitan area. Hampton is the site of America's first continuous English-speaking settlement and is home to such visitor attractions as the Virginia Air & Space Center and Riverside IMAX ® Theater, the Cousteau Society, Hampton History Museum, harbor tours and cruises, Hampton University Museum (the oldest African American Museum in the US), Aberdeen Gardens, Fort Monroe (Freedom's Fortress), award-winning Hampton Coliseum, The American Theatre, among others. Hampton was twice-named All-America City, the nation's oldest and most prominent community recognition award.

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Ryan LaFata, 757/728-5328
Mary Fugere, 757/728-5327

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