Jazz and blues fest returns to Freehold on May 5

FREEHOLD – The County Seat Jazz and Blues Fest will return to downtown Freehold Borough from noon to 6 p.m. May 5, with headliner Donny Most and the Mostly Swing Orchestra.

Most is known for his portrayal of Ralph Malph on “Happy Days.”

The jazz and blues festival is produced by DowntownFreehold.com and sponsored by Abel HR, Re/Max Homeland Realtors, the Earle Companies and New Jersey Natural Gas.

Events will take place on West Main Street between Court and Throckmorton streets, according to a press release. As part of the festivities, the Incinerators Blues Band will host an open jam.

The musical lineup features Gary Wright, East Stage, 12:15 p.m.; Incinerators Blues Band, beer garden, 12:30 p.m.; Coo Moe Jhee Jazz Band, West Stage, 1 p.m.; Gary Wright, East Stage, 2 p.m.; Chuck Lambert Band, West Stage, 2:30 p.m.; Gary Wright, East Stage, 3:35 p.m.; and Donny Most, East Stage, 4:15 p.m., according to the press release.

Food vendors include Nothing Bundt Cakes, Sweet Concessions LLC, Sweet!, Cream Ridge Winery, The Coffee Bouteaque, Keyport Fishery and Eddie Testa’s Chicken Town.

There will more than 50 vendors, including 732 Candles, AC Enterprises, Artie Hoffman Angels and Answers, Bow Wow Buddies, Cheryl’s Rockin’ Tees, Color Street, Damsel in Defense, doTERRA, Eric Fasano Agency Farmers Insurance, First Commerce Bank, Paparazzi, Juice Plus, LuLaRoe, Monmouth Pain and Rehab, Olivia and Reese, Origami Owl,
Pampered Chef, Revolution, Scentsy, Touchstone Crystal, Trendy Henna, Watershed Pottery LLC, Wick’d Expressions and more.

“DowntownFreehold.com is excited to kick off our season with this great event and we look forward to welcoming residents from throughout Monmouth County to shop, dine, discover and explore all that Freehold Borough has to offer,” said Jeffrey Friedman, Downtown Freehold’s executive director.

“We are excited to have three stages, five hours of jazz and blues, an open jam, food trucks, vendors and more. Downtown Freehold will be the place to be,” said
Dru-Anne Palaima, Downtown Freehold’s events and marketing director.

For more information, visit DowntownFreehold.com