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Jazzin' at the Vanity Jazz & Blues Festival


Jazzin on Jefferson is back – this year as Jazzin at the Vanity!

The Vanity Ballroom is one of the last surviving big-band era ballrooms in Detroit with a rich cultural legacy! Nestled in the Jefferson-Chalmers Historic Business District, this neighborhood gem was a hotspot for jazz and blues music from the 1920s to 1950s.

The Vanity was a popular social gathering space that included $.05 cent dances on a spring-loaded wood dance floor where patrons could enjoy selections provided by musical legends such as Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, the MC5 and the Stooges, who often played its stages. The once vibrant and popular is gaining a new life! We are excited to lead revitalization efforts to restore and preserve this iconic treasure for all to enjoy once again.

Join us as we celebrate the amazing heritage of the Jefferson-Chalmers neighborhood and that of the Vanity Ballroom as JEI launches Jazzin’ At The Vanity, a free 2-day jazz and blues festival featuring live performances, great food, an amazing marketplace, crafts, visual art experiences, area tours, activities for children and much more!

An extension of the popular annual Jazzin’ On Jefferson neighborhood festival presented by Jefferson East, Inc, a Detroit neighborhood nonprofit, Jazzin’ At The Vanity will attract a diverse, family-friendly audience and is nestled in the center of the historic Jefferson Avenue Business District.

If you are interested in vending at this event, please download, complete and submit the application linked above. Deadline is Friday, May 31, 2019.

Jazzin’ At The Vanity – Hours of operation

Saturday, June 29th – 12pm to 9pm

Sunday, June 30th – 1pm to 7pm

For additional information, please contact:

Sabrina Underwood • 313-261-2947 • sunderwood@jeffersoneast.org or

Mark Loeb • 313-486-2666 • mark@integrityshows.com

Earlier Event: February 28
Neighborhood Celebration!