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The Colonial Arts Center, WVWC DEI collaborate to present ‘Jazz & Java’

BUCKHANNON, W.VA. — The West Virginia Wesleyan College Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is excited to present Jazz & Java, an evening of delightful entertainment on February 20th, from 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm at the Colonial Arts Center located at 48 E Main St, Buckhannon, WV 26201.

The event promises to be a night of jazzy rhythms, soulful music, and delicious food. Performances by special guests Lady D and Maggie Brown will transport you into another world of jazz culture and music. Experience the cuisine in a fully immersive environment, including a Creole cooking demo with Chef Jason from Aladdin Foods! For coffee and dessert, join Barista Kendra Goeddart for that sweet treat.

Attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of the Colonial Arts Center while also experiencing all of the charm, culture, and food of Mardi Gras. They will have the chance to indulge in a variety of culinary delights, expertly prepared by talented Chef Jason, all included in the $35 ticket price. Each ticket also includes one drink, choice of beer or wine catered by the Whistle Stop Bar & Grill, so you can sip on your favorite beverage while enjoying the show. Alcoholic beverages available to ticket holders ages 21+ only with valid ID present during the event.

“We are thrilled to bring Jazz & Java to the Buckhannon community to get folks excited by the experiences of other cultures and the joy of trying new things,” says Anne Wilson, Manager of the Colonial Arts Center. “This event is about coming together as a community to celebrate diversity, culture, and the arts. With our upcoming WV Strawberry Festival in May 2024 having the Mardi Gras theme, we hope this event also excites our patrons more for the festival!”

For more information about the event and to purchase tickets, please call 304-473-8163. Tickets can also be purchased at Buckhannon City Hall at the left window from Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30 and can accept cash or check, written to WVWC DEI. Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity to experience the magic of jazz and support the arts in your community.

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