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K-State Today

June 29, 2012

Little Apple Jazz Festival to include family-friendly area

Submitted by Maggie Stephens

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The Little Apple Jazz Festival will once again host a family-friendly area as a part of its annual free outdoor concert Saturday, July 14, at the Larry Norvell Band Shell in Manhattan’s City Park.

Open 5:30-7:30 p.m., the family-friendly area will feature inflatables and staff from Fort Riley, the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, Flint Hills Discovery Center, Manhattan Arts Center, Sunset Zoo, UFM Community Learning Center, a balloon artist, K-State Swing and Salsa Club dance demonstrations and a special appearance from K-State’s own Willie Wildcat.

The annual festival is part of the city’s Arts in the Park series and is a collaborative effort between the Manhattan Parks and Recreation Department, the K-State Student Union Program Council and Fort Riley’s MWR. Other sponsors include the Dow Chemical Multicultural Resource Center, Ag Press, Bluestem Bistro, Holiday Inn at the Campus, True Value Hardware, Varney’s Bookstore and Varsity Donuts.

The Little Apple Jazz Festival also features continuous live music 5:30-11:00 p.m., food vendors, artist CD sales and more. In case of rain, the event will move inside the Jon and Ruth Ann Wefald Pavilion in City Park.

For additional information on the 2012 Little Apple Jazz Festival or for a complete list of all Union Program Council activities, visit k-state.edu/upc or call the office at 785-532-6571.