Jazz Festival Buttons to Allow Entry to Select Festival Workshops and Support Young Artists Concerts

Friday, January 11 2013

MOSCOW, Idaho — The University of Idaho Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival announces the return of the commemorative button program in celebration of the 2013 festival. Buttons will be honored at regional outlets Jan. 15 – March 15 and will be required for entry into select festival workshops.

Purchasing the button – priced at $3 – not only covers the admission to selected high-demand workshops, but gains the wearer significant discounts at over 30 Moscow-area merchants. The buttons can be purchased at nearly a dozen local Moscow businesses including the VandalStore, the Chamber of Commerce and BookPeople. Students who are registered participants in the festival will receive a sticker for entry to workshops when they arrive at the festival.

“The program really caught on last year, and why not,” said Steven Remington, executive director for the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival. “Button holders gain the satisfaction of knowing that their purchase helps to support the festival’s world-class programming, while receiving great discounts at area merchants. They’re helping to make this a more vibrant community.”

The Commemorative Button features 2013 Inspiring Futures through Jazz festival artwork that supports the University of Idaho’s current capital campaign. Purchasers also will have chances to win prizes, including round-trip tickets for two to anywhere Alaska Airlines flies. Contestants must be over the age of 18 to enter.

All proceeds from the button sales benefit the festival’s Young Artist Concerts.

The 46th Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival will take place Feb. 20-23 and will feature a stellar lineup of evening concerts, student performances, clinics and workshops that highlight jazz performance and history, as well as the annual “Jazz in the Schools” outreach program that reaches over 7,000 area students.

For more information on the 2013 Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, visit www.uidaho.edu/jazzfest or call (208) 885-6765. For more information on the 2013 button program, visit www.uidaho.edu/jazzfest/button.
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