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4th Annual Apex Jazz & Music Festival Coming on September 20, 2014!

The 2014 Apex Jazz & Music Festival will continue its tradition of hosting great Jazz and Blues performances in the Triangle. The Beer & Wine Garden / Main Stage will operate again on the Apex Chamber of Commerce property, and feature MikeMickXer, Heart Brigade, The Soul Psychedelique Orchestra, and will close again with local favorite Peak City Sound. Performances will again be featured in a wide variety of outdoor and indoor venues along Salem Street. Jamrock Reggae Band and Saints Apollo are returning from last year, while Secret Chords, Alex Gorodezky, Victor Haskins and ImproviStory, Peak City Blues Project, Will McBride Group, Lowderstill, and Straight 8’s are all newcomers to the Apex Jazz & Music Festival in 2014.

As the only adult-focused fall music festival in the North Carolina Triangle area, this extremely popular pub-crawl experience is expected to draw over 10,000 music fans to Downtown Apex this September 20th. Tickets for the 4th Annual Apex Jazz & Music Festival are available on this website right now. Festival wristbands (tickets) are $10, and include entry to all the venues for the entire event. Please note that all persons entering the Beer & Wine Garden / Main Stage or purchasing beer/wine on Salem Street will be required to provide a valid ID confirming that you are 21 or over.

The main street (North Salem Street) through Historic Downtown Apex will be closed to vehicular traffic starting at 2:00 PM until 1 AM from Center Street to Chatham Street for the safety of the high volume of pedestrian traffic during the event. Center Street & Chatham Street will remain open to traffic.

There will also be 7 outdoor food vendors downtown, including Gussy’s Greek Food Truck, Big Mike’s BBQ, Mesa Fresca Food Truck, Chirba Chirba Dumpling, Buns-N-the-Sun, El Taquito De Oro Mexican Food Truck, and Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill. In addition, the Apex Rotary Club will be serving “rockin” rib dinners at the Apex Fire Station from 4:00pm to 10:00pm.

We have a few great sponsors on board already for this year’s Apex Jazz & Music Festival, including Riccobene Associates Family Dentistry, Hendrick Fiat of Cary, and Standard Pacific Homes.
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Several Downtown Apex businesses have also contributed financial support for the 2014 Apex Jazz & Music Festival, including Carolina Custom Kitchen & Bath, Sophie & Mollies Boutique, Chatham Homes Realty, Salem Street Realty, Edward Jones – Financial Advisor: Bonnie Fischer, Southern Studio Interior Design, My Girlfriend’s Closet, Fussell Tire Sales & Service, Prime Mortgage Lending, Moment of Peace Massage, enV Salon Color Bar, Woomer Insurance Group, Advanta Clean/Mark England, Premier One Automotive, Stylish Living, North Carolina Publishing Company – J.C. Knowles Gazette, Triangle Wine Company, Apex Transmissions and Automotive Center, Morrison Truck & Trailer Repair, Carolina Muscle Cars, Two Old Birds, and Dick O’Donnell Business Solutions.

For local and regional businesses, the 2014 Apex Jazz & Music Festival provides excellent marketing exposure through some very exciting and value priced sponsorship opportunities. There are several levels of support for every business budget, and multiple opportunities to be listed on the Apex Jazz & Music Festival website, banners, posters and stage locations. Sponsors receive festival wristbands and enjoy all of the related advertising associated with this premier event. Contact Angela Slater at (919) 741-4240 or angela@populateproductions.com for sponsorship details.

The Apex Jazz & Music Festival Committee would like to express special appreciation to the Apex Chamber of Commerce for their continuous support of the Apex Jazz & Music Festival, the Apex Downtown Business Association and the surrounding community. 


Volunteers are needed for several activities during the Festival on Saturday, September 20, 2014. If you are interested in volunteering in any capacity, contact Melissa Van (919-303-3345) at volunteer@apexjazzfestival.com, or go to the Volunteer Information page.

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