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Bay Springs hosts 16th annual Jazz in the Grove

Members of The Four Freshmen perform at the 16th annual Jazz in the Grove in Bay Springs Saturday. Members of The Four Freshmen perform at the 16th annual Jazz in the Grove in Bay Springs Saturday.
BAY SPRINGS, MS (WDAM) -

The Magnolia State's only outdoor jazz festival is celebrating its 16th year of bringing top quality musicians to South Mississippi.

Bay Springs' annual Jazz in the Grove featured several noted jazz performers, including The Four Freshmen and The Tatiana Mayfield Quintet.

Organizers estimated just over 1,000 people traveled to Jasper County Saturday to enjoy the beautiful weather and hear some great music.

The event is presented by TEC and Omnibank.

"It's good for Bay Springs, it's good for Jasper County," said Jody Fail, festival founder. 

"It's just a pleasant family atmosphere and everybody's relaxed and you get to spend the day," said Linda Gordon, a Jasper County resident who attended the festival.

"Everyone seems to enjoy themselves so, it's just an open, natural environment and everybody seems to have fun," said Rodney Johnson of Laurel, who also attended the event.

For the first time ever, blues music was featured at this year's festival, performed by Ellisville's Tommy "T-Bone" Pruitt.  

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