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Morristown Jazz & Blues Festival Is Saturday

(credit: Town of Morristown)

(credit: Town of Morristown)

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MORRISTOWN, N.J. (CBSNewYork) - There’s an all-day party going on in the center of Morristown tomorrow.

WCBS 880’s Levon Putney On The Story

The second annual Morristown Jazz & Blues Festival kicks off on the green at noon and already has a buzz.

“We’re getting inquiries from all the way out of Philadelphia that people that are so excited about Robben Ford coming to do this festival,” Mayor Tim Dougherty told WCBS 880 reporter Levon Putney.

The renown electric blues guitarist will be the headliner, along with acts like Grover Kemble with Jerry Vezza, the Jazz Chicks Quartet, and the Rusty Paul Band.

“That’s Les Paul’s son. That’s legendary,” said the mayor.

LINK: Full Schedule Of Performances

“August is a slower part of the month for Morristown. So we thought, hey you know what, we got a great green. We got a great square in the center of our town. Why not put on some type of festival?” he said.

He said they got great feedback from last years.

Bars and restaurants around the green did great business, so why not do it again.

Besides, the festival itself is that great four letter f-word – FREE!

The festival is set to end at 10 p.m.