Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival Button Program Expands to Include Pullman Businesses

Friday, January 10


MOSCOW, Idaho – The Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival button program will expand this year to include businesses in Pullman, as well as Moscow. Buttons will be honored at regional outlets Jan. 15 – March 15 and will be required for entry into select festival workshops.

"We see the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival involving people from throughout the quad-cities -- we have volunteers from Pullman, and WSU, as well as Lewiston and Clarkston – so we are really excited to see the local businesses get involved, too,” said Steven Remington, executive director for the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival. “They're really embracing the Palouse as a region, and I think that's going to be really important to us all as we move forward."

The button provides festival goers and community members with admission to selected high-demand workshops, along with significant discounts at 36 local businesses throughout Moscow and Pullman. Business participating in the button program this year include Rolling Hills Bikes, Baskin Robbins, BookPeople, One World Café, JAMMS Frozen Yogurt, Maurices, Atom Heart Music, Brused Books, Fireside Grille, Licks Unlimited and many more.

Buttons can be purchased for $3 at 12 local businesses, including the VandalStore, the Moscow Chamber of Commerce and BookPeople. In lieu of a button, students who are registered participants in the festival will receive a wristband for entry to workshops when they arrive at the festival.

The Commemorative Button features 2014 Pioneers of Jazz: A Legacy of Innovation festival artwork. Purchasers also will have chances to win prizes, including a 2014 Jamis bicycle from Rolling Hills Bikes. All proceeds from the button sales benefit the festival’s Young Artist Concerts.

The 47th Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival will take place Feb. 19-22 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 2014 Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, visit www.uidaho.edu/jazzfest or call (208) 885-6765.



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