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Southfield to host Kimmie Horne Jazz Festival August 10 & 11

Festival will also feature a variety of food trucks and other vendors

The city of Southfield will host the 3rd annual Kimmie Horne Jazz Festival, presented by Varsity Lincoln, on Friday, August 10 from 6:30-10:30 p.m. and Saturday, August 11 from 3:00-10:30 p.m. on the front lawn of the Southfield Municipal Campus, 26000 Evergreen Road. Please see below for the Jazz Festival lineup.

The two-day event will feature live music, food trucks, boutique vendors, and a beer and wine tent sponsored by the Southfield Area Chamber of Commerce. Kimmie Horne will perform both days, headlining the festival on Saturday and performing a special female duet collaboration with members from Grammy-nominated jazz group Straight Ahead on Friday. The festival will also feature performances by Straight Ahead, Kathy Kosins, Penny Wells, Shelia Landis, Rick Matle, Rayse Biggs, Amy Lee and music director Al McKenzie. Additionally, Saturday's event will include a special presentation honoring legendary jazz singer Ursula Walker with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Kimmie Horne Jazz Festival is free and open to the public. Please bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating. Parking will be available on the Southfield Municipal Campus for $10 in both the north and south parking lots and in front of the Municipal Campus on the corner of Evergreen Road and Civic Center Drive. Food will be available for purchase.

The third annual Kimmie Horne Jazz Festival is sponsored by Varsity Lincoln, the city of Southfield, MGM Grand Detroit, the DTE Foundation, Holly Construction, Ascension, the Dirty Dog Jazz Café, Bricker Tunis Furs, Dexibell Digital Piano and General RV Center. Proceeds from the festival will be donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities and the Southfield Public Arts Commission.

Kimmie Horne is an internationally renowned vocalist, model and actress. A descendant of legendary songstress and actress Lena Horne and singer/songwriter Cleveland Horne of the Fantastic Four, Kimmie has left her musical mark around the world from Detroit to Tokyo. Kimmie launched the Kimmie Horne Jazz Festival in 2016 and has worked tirelessly to grow the festival each year, hoping to one day expand the festival internationally. For more information on Kimmie Horne, visit

For more information on the Kimmie Horne Jazz Festival, visit or call Community Relations at (248) 796-5130.

Posted on Friday, August 10, 2018 (Archive on Sunday, August 12, 2018)