The Sixth Annual Davis Jazz & Beat Festival will be held Oct. 19 from 7 to 10 p.m. and Oct. 20 from noon until the end of the day.
The first day of the festival will be at the John Natsoulas Gallery on 521 First Street. It will feature the Linda Blair Dance Company and American poet A.D. Winans. From 8:15 to 10 p.m., Jack Kerouac Poetry Contest winners will read, with UC Davis’ Dr. Andy Jones as emcee and the Tony Passarell Trio as accompaniment.
The second day will take place at the Armadillo Records Main Stage at Davis Commons and the John Natsoulas Gallery Stage.
Performance paintings will occur at the Armadillo Records Main Stage from noon to 5 p.m. The John Natsoulas Gallery stage will have a Jazz Painting Wall for children. Bands Instagon, Tim Stephenson’s Trio, Crazy 8’s, UC Davis Jazz Combo with poet Indigo Moore, Sean Lehe & Bumptet and Tha Dirt Feeling will be performing from noon to 5:45 p.m.
The event will end at the gallery with musical performances and a midnight rooftop afterparty starting at 9:30 p.m.
— Claire Tan