Jazz Fest this weekend at CSUB; proceeds help students

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) California State University, Bakersfield's annual Jazz Festival is Friday and Saturday at the CSUB Amphitheatre.

Friday night's show begins at 7, with the gates open at 6. Saturday's performances start at 2 p.m., with gate open at 1.

More than 10 acts will perform during the two-day festival. Food and drink vendors will be on site, and fireworks will highlight Saturday night, according to CSUB.

Proceeds go to CSUB student scholarships.

"The Bakersfield Jazz Festival has given over a half million dollars in scholarships to CSUB students in many academic areas and has created nine endowed scholarship funds that will always be supporting others," said Doug Davis, director and organizer of the Bakersfield Jazz Festival, in a news release. "But the most important gift of the festival is the connection of community and the celebration of a music big enough to include all of us."

Two-day combo tickets are $60 for the general public, $40 for students and free for children under 12. Prices vary under a variety of other purchasing scenarios. Call Vallitix at (661) 322-5200 for more information.