Attention jazz lovers! This weekend, the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital is hosting the Central Jersey Jazz 2015 Festival in Flemington, New Brunswick and Somerville. 

The festival itself starts today Sept. 18 at 6 p.m.and goes until 6 p.m. Sept. 20 (rain or shine).

Today, local artists will present affordable art for sale, as well as CDs. Downtown Flemington restaurants will hold a food court on the same bloxck as the stage, which is at the Historic Court House on Main Street.  

Saturday's festival will take place in New Brunwick at the Monument Square. Food and beverage will be available.

Sunday's is in Somerville at the County Court House Green. Artists will also showcase their work here and food will be available for purchase. 

You are encouraged to bring your own blankets and chairs to enjoy the event. 

Performers include Sarah Partridge, Sean Jones Quartet and Jazz House Kids.

For more information, visit the event's website

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Sunday recommended that all gatherings of more than 50 people be cancelled or postponed for the next eight weeks, in order to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. The recommendation covers events like parades, concerts, festivals, conferences, sporting events, weddings and more.

 

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