Downtown Apex comes alive with jazz

September 24, 2013 

— Jazz came to town over the weekend, and not even rain could keep music lovers away.

More than 10,000 people attended the third annual Apex Jazz Festival on Saturday, said John Kozicki of the Apex Downtown Business Association, which organizes the festival. Last year’s event drew 8,000.

The festival, which operates like a pub crawl, featured 14 acts in 11 downtown venues. Performers included Captain Luke and Cool John, Katherine Whalen Jazz Group, E-Train & The Rusted Rails and Peak City Sound.

The business association touts the festival as the only adult-focused fall festival in central North Carolina. Money from the festival helps fund events including the annual Christmas parade and Trick or Treat on Salem Street.

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