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11th Annual Las Vegas City Of Lights Jazz Festival Set For April 24

(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Michael Schivo Presents has teamed up with Las Vegas Events (LVE), the

Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA), Clark County Parks and Community Services and 105.7 THE OASIS to co-sponsor the 11th Annual Las Vegas City of Lights Jazz Festival on April 24 at Desert Breeze Park. The festival starts at noon and ends at 10 p.m.

"LVE is excited about being part of the Las Vegas City of Lights Jazz Festival," said Pat Christenson, LVE president. "We hope that we can use the established brand of this event and turn it into one of the nation's major jazz festivals."

"This festival is a perfect complement to Las Vegas' diverse entertainment and special event roster," added Terry Jicinsky, LVCVA senior vice president, marketing. "And as the last several years have proven, the greater the diversity of Las Vegas' attractions, the more people are drawn here."

The festival lineup includes 11 scheduled artists: Rick Braun, Kirk Whalum, Norman Brown, Brian Culbertson, Mindi Abair, Michael Lington, Michael Manson, Bobby Lyle, Marcus Johnson, Nick Colionne and Lao Tizer Band.

"Last year's Las Vegas City of Lights Jazz Festival was a tremendous success," said event organizer Schivo. "As the festival continues to gain momentum, it may even surpass top-rated European and U.S. spring and summer jazz festivals in terms of popularity. As it proves again and again, the Entertainment Capital of the World really knows how to put on a show."

The festival will offer free admission to children 10 years of age and under and a reduced ticket price of $15 to children between 11-18 years of age. Advance purchase general admission adult tickets are $54.55, VIP tickets, which include reserved seating, a private cash bar and executive toilets, are $97.50. All tickets are subject to tax and service charge. –Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen