Blues To Green, a non-profit organization devoted to uplifting culture and community through the arts and music, proudly presents Springfield Jazz & Roots as an avenue for creating understanding among people while bettering social conditions and safeguarding the planet. This free, family-friendly festival shines a light on Springfield's incredible heritage, attracting thousands of guests yearly. It serves as a driving force in launching Springfield into its new cultural chapter.
Springfield comes alive during the festival as people from all generations and walks of life congregate outdoors to relish in the jubilant tunes of jazz, blues, gospel, funk, Afro-Cuban jazz, salsa, and more performed by renowned musicians. The Jazz & Justice Speaker Series plays a critical role in this event as it dives into the musical history rooted within culture while also delving into topics such as racial equity and environmental justice.
This celebrated festival has become an impressive statement of local pride, bringing the area's varied cultural communities together through music, artistry, education, and joy. Not only is it fun for everyone in the family, but it also offers a wide range of creative activities, such as craft-making workshops and talks about art culture and social justice topics, accompanied by plenty of delicious food options to choose from!