June 6, 2014The Arcosanti crew is preparing the site for the 16th Annual Junteenth Celebration JAZZ SPLASH, which is taking place this coming week-end, June 7. and 8. 2014. The event begins on Saturday morning at 11 am until 11 pm, on Sunday from 11 am to 7 pm.A 2-day festival that celebrates the Emancipation Proclamation through all-American jazz, blues and gospel from world-class musicians. Headlining this year’s festival are saxophonist Charles McPherson, bassist Harrison Bankhead and pianist/vocalist Ray Brown, Jr. (son of Ella Fitzgerald).Juneteenth Jazz Splash features continuous live music, cabaret shows, artisan vendors, barbecue, dancing, raffles, music clinics (with generous support from the Yavapai County Community Foundation), plus everything Arcosanti has to offer: hiking, swimming, tours, dining, overnight accommodations [by reservation only], gallery, gift shop and more.Bring friends and family for a weekend of outdoor entertainment, art, food, history and fun!The festival is organized by ‘The Prescott Jazz Society’ and the ‘Colly Soleri Music Center’Featured Artists:Charles McPhersonHarrison BankheadRay Brown Jr.Tommy Dukes Blues BandSherry RobersonDowell DavisCharles LewisMiles Dalto TrioFoster Oden TrioMilt CannonAdmission:$20 at the gate$10 per person for groups of 3 or more$5 for teens / P-Jazz membersFree for kids 12 and under$45 for VIP backstage passDiscount and advance tickets available928.237.7908 Prescott Jazz SocietyFounded by jazz historian and performer Milton DeLove Cannon, Jr., Prescott Jazz Society incorporated in 1994 as a member-driven non-profit organization. PJS was developed as the professional entertainment component of the edu-tainment Cannon Academy of Performing Art, founded in 1993. After more than 20 years of presenting the Prescott area with some of the greatest jazz musicians, Prescott Jazz Society continues to work to create the broadest appeal across language and ethnic barriers.The Juneteenth event is sponsored by The Color Factor, Earnhardt Liberty KIA, think4inc, The Frame & I, Dinner Bell Cafe, Magic 99.1, El Gato Azul, Spring Hill Suites Marriot and Hensley Budweiser.