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A guide to Detroit's 2018 fall festival season

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Detroit International Jazz Festival
Aug. 31-Sept. 3; Hart Plaza, Detroit; detroitjazzfest.com; Free.

The Detroit International Jazz Festival is not only the world's largest free and open to the public jazz fest (that's right — no wristbands, fees, or lines) but one of the oldest, too. Established in 1980, Jazz Fest continues to draw the biggest names in the biz, as well as boast stirring tributes to the classics and showcase contemporary up-and-comers from all around the globe.

What Jazz Fest does best aside from, you know, being the best, is creating an environment in which jazz is inclusive. You don't have to know the difference between hard bop, ragtime, and Blue Note, and maybe you've never heard of Thelonious Monk. Jazz Fest is for everyone and we argue nothing is sweeter than the sound of a horn section bellowing across the Detroit River.



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