OCT 2014

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O C T O B E R 2 0 1 4 ⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 37 Jacksonville • Florida Known as the home of both Southern Rock and the state's best symphony, Jacksonville's vibrant music scene embraces many genres, at numerous venues around the city. The "River City by the Sea" hosts the nationally-recognized Jacksonville Jazz Festival, the Springing the Blues Festival and the Funk Festival. ■ 4 Denton • Texas Indie rock band Midlake formed here and brought attention to this small city's music scene, where the Denton Arts & Jazz Festival annually attracts more than 2,000 professional and amateur per- formers to showcase the best in jazz, pop, rhythm & blues and full orchestra music. Also, local musicians perform weekly on the lawn of the His- toric Denton County Courthouse on the Square in downtown Denton. ■ M U S I C C I T I E S 5 New Orleans • Louisiana There's music on the streets and at nearly every place you go in the Big Easy. A unique blend of cultures came together here to create Jazz, but the influences of blues, Dix- ieland, Cajun, Rock 'n Roll, Funk and R&B remain strong. Whether enjoyed at concert venues, fine dining spots, or in a corner bar, music is a vital part of the life force of New Orleans. ■ 6

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