Jazz On The Ave returns in July

DEARBORN — The East Dearborn Downtown Development Authority again will host its signature summer event beginning in July as Jazz On The Ave returns to City Hall Park, 13615 Michigan Ave.

The free concerts are held from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday from July 13 to Aug. 24. Viewers are welcome to take lawn chairs or blankets. Several nearby restaurants will be open for dine-in or carryout before the concerts.

Performing at the 2011 Jazz On The Ave are:

• July 13 _ Alexander Zonjic & Friends

• July 20 — Universal Xpression

• July 27 — Lin Rountree

• Aug. 10 — Straight Ahead

• Aug. 17 — Urban Jazz Collection

• Aug. 24 — Alexander Zonjic All Stars, with special guests to be announced

In the event of inclement weather, concerts will be moved inside the Arab American National Museum across the street from City Hall Park.

V98.7 Smooth Jazz HD and WWJ-AM 950 also are main sponsors. Other sponsors include: Oakwood Healthcare, Dearborn Community Fund, Times-Herald Newspapers, the Dearborn Press & Guide and the Metro Times. For more information call (313) 943-3141 or go to www.EastDowntownDearborn.com.