Jazz Fest Announces New Commemorative Button Program

Monday, January 9 2012

MOSCOW, Idaho – The Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival announced the creation of an exciting new commemorative button program, in celebration of the festival’s 45th anniversary year.

The collectible buttons, featuring festival graphics, will allow the purchaser to receive discounts at area merchants during the month of February. People also can register to win prizes through the program, including two round trip tickets to anywhere Alaska Airlines flies. Buttons will be sold during the months of January and February in select regional retail outlets at the price of $3.00.

“The primary goal of the program is to introduce the community to a means of celebrating and supporting the festival’s impact in the region – even if they are not jazz aficionados,” said Steven Remington, festival executive director. “The general public can win prizes, get discounts at area retailers, and be involved in the buzz while area businesses can be recognized for supporting the festival without excessive expense in a way that will increase business and branding.”

The 45th Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival will take place February 22-25 and will feature a stellar lineup of evening concerts, student performances, clinics and workshops that highlight jazz performance and history, as well asthe “Jazz in the Schools” program. All proceeds from the button sales will benefit the festival’s Young Artist Concerts.

For more information on the 2012 Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, including the button program, volunteer opportunities, lineup and ticket sales, visit www.uidaho.edu/jazzfest or call (208) 885-6765.
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