"It couldn't be better, we're so excited that this festival brings so many people out and about regardless of weather, regardless of what's happening," said festival organizer, Geeda Searfoorce.
This year organizers say they planned more outdoor events than ever before and are heavily featuring three stages along Church St. Sunday, the top of the marketplace belonged to the UVM Jazz Ensemble.
Greg Lewis and his family said they try to make it to at least a few shows every year. He said they knew the music would be good, but weren't sure about the weather. "Sun came out today, Gary [Sadowsky] told us Friday morning it was going to rain, but it's sunny, so we're happy," he said.
If the sun isn't shining though, events will be moved indoors, as happened Saturday. But organizers and performers say that limits exposure to those who aren't familiar with the music genre, and ultimately those are the people they want tapping their feet.
"This is not just about one generation playing this music. If you like jazz, you could be 14 or you could be 85, there's something in there that's going to reach you. That's the beauty of the music," said Ray Vega, a Performer and Instructor.
With rising stars and old-time legends, festival-goers and shoppers have a chance to catch the whole spectrum of an American born style of music.
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