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Night & Day

April 18, 2013

More than "Pasta and Jazz" at Sunday's event

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Night & Day — Carol Calato, board chairman of the jazz festival, said that while the popular event is free, the cost to hold the festival exceeds $150,000, which is why the committee continues to fundraise.

“We are appealing to the community for help and support. This fundraiser really is a great value and helps us keep jazz alive and free in Western New York,” Calato said. 

Tickets are $25 each and are available at the following locations: Lewiston Village Hall, 145 North Third Street, Lewiston,  754-8271; Water Street Landing Restaurant, 115 South Water Street, Lewiston  754-9200, Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce, 895 Center Street, Lewiston, 754-9500, First Niagara Bank, 500 Center Street, Lewiston  754-2901; Niagara USA Chamber of Commerce, 6311 Inducon Corporate Dr., Sanborn, 285-1702. Tickets can also be purchased at the door. For more information, call Lucy Muto (after hours and on weekends) at 308-4792.

 The 2013 Jazz Festival is scheduled for August 23 and 24. It is hosted by the town and village of Lewiston and the Lewiston Jazz Festival, Inc. The event draws more than 40,000 people annually.

Lewiston Jazz Festival Executive Director, Sandy Hays Mies noted that the Board of Directors is working hard to keep the Jazz Festival alive and free. “With cuts in state funding we must generate revenue from those who support live jazz and who wish to see this event kept free to the public.” 

The group is seeking donations through the website at www.lewistonjazz.com  or through contributions mailed to the Lewiston Jazz Festival, P.O. Box 663, Lewiston, New York 14092. Checks can be made payable to the Lewiston Jazz Festival. For more information on donating or sponsorship opportunities, call  628-9583.

IF YOU GO WHAT: Jazz and Pasta, fundraiser for the Lewiston Jazz Festival WHEN: 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday WHERE: Water Street Landing Restaurant, 115 South Water Street, Lewiston. MORE INFO: Call the restaurant at 754-9200 or visit www.lewistonjazz.com

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