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Alexander Zonjic’s Shoreline Jazz Festival returns


MUSKEGON, MICH. (WXYZ) – Alexander Zonjic’s 7th Annual Shoreline Jazz Festival returns to Muskegon at lakeside Heritage Landing after a two-year hiatus due to Covid. From Friday, August 26 through Sunday, August 28, the popular music festival will feature three days of the best contemporary jazz, funk, and soul music in America.

Headliners at this year’s festival include Grammy-nominated jazz/soul singer-songwriter MAYSA; Multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated saxophonist and flautist with six #1 albums, NAJEE; master pianist, visionary, writer, producer and leader of the legendary band, Dream Pieces, James Lloyd; and world-class flautist, artistic director and radio personality, Alexander Zonjic and his band.

Other stars of the line-up are Lindsey Webster, a silky-voiced jazz/soul singer and the first singer since Sade to hit No. 1 on Billboard’s smooth jazz chart; Eric Darius, internationally acclaimed elite jazz/R&B/pop saxophonist, songwriter, producer and performer with multiple #1 hits; accomplished artist, producer and live performer with 17 Billboard charting singles, Lin Rountree; one of the top live bands based in Central Michigan, igniting the stages since their 2008 debut, 496 WEST; and infusing elements of funk, gospel, blues, prog rock, and Latin beats into a solid foundation of jazz, Organissimo.

In a unique addition to this year’s festival, Alexander Zonjic and his band will perform with the West Michigan Symphony, led by arranger and conductor Terry Herald, for a Zonjic Dating Motown program featuring Serieux and their Motown Temptations Review on Friday, August 26 at Heritage Landing.

Zonjic pointed out that the festival is a great summer day trip. Heritage Landing is a beautifully landscaped park on the scenic shores of Lake Michigan and Lake Muskegon, right in downtown Muskegon. The popular vacation area is a short drive from Detroit, Toledo, Chicago, Milwaukee, Grand Rapids, Traverse City, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Saginaw, Bay City, Ann Arbor, Jackson, Battle Creek and Flint as well as others regions.

The full Shoreline Jazz Festival lineup is as follows:

friday august 26

Doors open at 5:30 p.m., performance at 7 p.m.

Alexander Zonjic & Friends – Zonjic Meets Motown with the West Michigan Symphony, featuring arranger/conductor Terry Herald and Serieux performing a Motown Temptations Review.

Saturday August 27

Doors open at 11:30 a.m.

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – 496 West

3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. – Lindsey Webster

4:45 p.m. – 6 p.m. – Alexander Zonjic & Friends with James Lloyd

6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Maysa and Band

Sunday August 28

Doors open at 11:30 a.m.

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Organissimo

3 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. – Eric Darius

4:45 p.m. – 6 p.m. – Lin Rountree

6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. – NAJEE

Ticket details and information

Bring your own lawn chair.

Food vendors will be on site

The event takes place rain or shine, bring an umbrella

Composition subject to change.

Friday general admission is $25

Saturday general admission is $45

Sunday general admission is $45

For more information, visit www.shorelinejazzfestival.com