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JAZZ AND BLUES TRAFFIC AGAIN? Featured

Entertainment News Written by  AKA Tuesday, 22 January 2013 07:26 font size decrease font size increase font size 0
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      Will there be the usual nightmarish build up of traffic during this year's Jazz and Blues concert? It appears so, because patrons are already girding their loins for battle to fight and jostle to see their faves this year because the traffic woes have been dumped into the laps of the cops once again.
 
Last year’s mega-successful staging, headlined by Celine Dion, attracted some 30,000 patrons over the three nights (including an estimated 10,000 overseas guests). 
 
As for this year’s line-up, jam-packed with heavyweights like John Legend and Mary J. Blige, organisers anticipate more of the same.
 
“We have been doing this stuff for 17 years, and we have tried to present a package with artistes that are good and who Jamaicans love,” he explains, “acts whose music appeal to a broad cross-section of society, both local and international,” organisers say.
 
 The festival runs from this Thursday, Jan. 24 to Sat. Jan. 26. 
 
Each year, since the festival’s move to the Greenfield Stadium, just outside of Falmouth in Trelawny, the incredible traffic pileup has remained a huge concern. Following last year’s gigantic problems (which saw scores patrons stuck in lines leading to the venue for hours).
 
 
 
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