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Old Webster Jazz & Blues Festival Announces 2008 Line-Up

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What:  Webster-Kirkwood Times Presents 8th Annual Old Webster Jazz & Blues Festival

Where:  Webster Groves Historic District at Gore and Lockwood Avenues (St. Louis)

When:  Saturday, September 20, 2008, 12:00 noon - 11:00 p.m.

Who:  Gumbohead with Special Guest: The Funky Butt Brass Band, Erin Bode, Soulard Blues Band, Pfeffer Trio with Debby Lennon, Marquise Knox Blues Band, Anita Rosamond, Webster University Faculty Jazz Band, Todd Mosby, The SteamRollers, Webster Groves High School Jazz Band

Cost:  FREE

INFO:  For future information or directions visit

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St. Louis, MO, USA - June 5, 2008 Presented by the Webster-Kirkwood Times, the 8th Annual Old Webster Jazz & Blues Festival celebrates the music and cultures of Louisiana.  Like the state’s signature dish, gumbo, this year’s festival offers a spicy stew of diverse ingredients from the Big Easy.

Headliner Gumbohead, with its special guest the Funky Butt Brass Band, will highlight the full spectrum of Louisiana dance music, including zydeco, funk, blues, jazz, r&b, brass band and traditional “second line” tunes.  Tune in to jazz born in Louisiana, and the soulful holler of blues that was first sung in the Mississippi Delta.

Mark your calendar.  Saturday, September 20 promises to be a free, fun-filled family day with ten renowned Midwest bands on multiple stages.  From blistering Blues to Big Band, and from New Orleans Zydeco to Swing, the festival covers it all in the historic district of Webster Groves.

2008 Old Webster Jazz Festival



12 noon - 2 pm:  Todd Mosby
12 noon - 2 pm:  The SteamRollers
2 pm - 4 pm:  Soulard Blues Band
4 pm - 6 pm:  Anita Rosamond

8 pm - 11 pm:  Gumbohead with

Special Guest:  Funky Butt Brass Band

7:30 pm - 10 pm:  Erin Bode


The Old Webster Jazz Festival was founded by its taxing district to help promote music and culture in the Old Webster Groves Historic District. For future information about the Old Webster Jazz Festival visit The events go on rain or shine. No glass bottles allowed.
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