- Each festival features 20+ food trucks and live music
- Bring the family. And your chairs
- Dogs welcome on leashes
- No entry fee. Food and beer vendors will charge
- Food trucks will begin serving at 3:30 p.m. Music begins at 4 p.m.
EVENT UPDATE: The Jazz & Food Truck event has been moved to the Topeka Performing Arts Center due to the potential for severe weather over the weekend.
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Topeka Performing Arts Center
CoreFirst Bank & Trust presents the Jazz & Food Truck Festival! Gather in the area of 9th and Kansas starting at 3:30 p.m. You'll enjoy music from:
- 1st Infantry Brass Band
- Bram Wijnands Swingtet
- Boko Maru
- Chris Hazelton's Boogaloo 7
About Chris Hazelton's Boogaloo 7
Chris Hazelton's Boogaloo 7 was assembled in 2013 as a seven-piece ensemble focusing on funky, rhythmic soul-jazz that harkens back to the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, a time when Lou Donaldson, Jimmy McGriff, Charles Earland, Grant Green, Lonnie Smith, and a host of others packed dance floors and venues along the “Chitlin Circuit”. The Boogaloo 7 has released two 45rpm 7-inch vinyl singles and two full-length LPs on Sunflower Soul Records, a label established by Hazelton in 2014 that produces soulful recordings with unashamedly old-school, analog vibe.
Hazelton has made a name for himself as one of the premier jazz organists in the midwest after studying with the world's foremost authority in the jazz organ world, Dr. Lonnie Smith in New York City. He's performed regularly at legendary Harlem jazz clubs such as Minton's Playhouse, the Lenox Lounge, Showman's Jazz Lounge, as well as an appearance with the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.
We need your help! Sign up for a two-hour shift before, during, or after the concert. Most volunteer needs will be at our perimeter barricades to greet attendees and to help clear the path in case of an emergency.
CoreFirst Bank & Trust presented the Rock & Food Truck Festival on July 27th. Topekans and visitors gathered in the area of 9th and Kansas to enjoy music from Swift Kick, Way Too Famous, Mixtapes and House of Lords.
We can't wait to see you on May 9, 2020 for great music and food in Downtown Topeka.
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This event is produced by Visit Topeka and Downtown Topeka, Inc.
Don't forget your postcards!
Get your free With Love, #TopCity postcard at the festival. Stop by the Visit Topeka info tent to claim yours. Choose from 12 varieties, including: