The Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival, Boston’s biggest block party, is presented by Natixis Global Asset Management. The festival features three stages of live performances; a variety of vendors offering foods and crafts from all over the world; Natixis Family Park with activities including face painting, inflatables, and an “instrument petting zoo;” interactive educational program KidsJam; and Discover Roxbury’s High Notes of Jazz Roxbury Walk.

The FREE outdoor festival is Saturday, September 28, noon to 6:00 pm. On Columbus Avenue (between Massachusetts Ave. and Burke St.) in Boston’s South End.

Performers include acclaimed 10-time Grammy nominated neo-soul singer and bassist Meshell Ndegeocello; Will Calhoun Trio, led by the Grammy Award-winning Berklee alumnus and drummer of the band Living Colour; and alumna Robin McKelle & the Flytones, whose new album Soul Flower is out now on Doxie/Sony records.

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