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Grammy Winning Jazz Sensation Poncho Sanchez to Headline Downtown Street Jam

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Downtown Street Jam is a new free concert series that was launched in April of this year. The kick-off event drew an estimated 2,500 people to downtown Riverside and was dubbed—“biggest outdoor musical event since the Orange Blossom Festival” by The Press-Enterprise.  The purpose of the event is to attract people through free live music and showcase the many offerings in historic downtown Riverside.

Downtown Street Jam is sponsored and hosted by Riverside Downtown Partnership (RDP) and downtown businesses Mission Tobacco Lounge, Lake Alice, Worthington’s Tavern, Mario’s Place, and Menagerie/Delights & Invites.  Additional sponsors include the City of Riverside and Anheuser-Busch.  Though the original intent was to host Downtown Street Jam every Second Saturday of the month, it was decided to restructure the event to three times a year to feature large name headline acts. One such enormously talented artist, Grammy Award winning Latin Jazz sensation Poncho Sanchez, will be the headliner performing at the Downtown Street Jam on Saturday, September 12th. This will be one of the most anticipated events in the region since Sanchez has not performed in downtown Riverside since 2001 at RDP’s former ‘Concerts at the Courthouse’ where he drew more than 5,000 attendees. The outdoor concert will take place at the intersection of Orange and Ninth streets off of University Avenue from with performances by local bands and family entertainment from 2-6:00 p.m. and headliner from 7-8:30 p.m.

Downtown Street Jam is free and open to the public.

There will be no vendors at the concert venue to encourage attendees to patronize local restaurants and shops while they’re downtown enjoying the concert.

For more information about Downtown Street Jam call Natasha Ferguson at (951) 341-6550 or visit  www.RiversideDowntown.org

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