|What Hampton Jazz Festival... When June 26-28.. Where Hampton Coliseum, 1000 Coliseum Drive Tickets $52.50 a show, on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday through Ticketmaster More info www.hamptonjazzfestival.com
By Malcolm Venable
The Hampton Jazz Festival, the concert series in its 42nd year, announced its lineup for this year?s shows Monday.?
On Friday, June 26, at 7:30 p.m., performers will include singer-songwriter Kenneth ?Babyface? Edmonds; acclaimed guitarist George Benson; singer Ledisi; and Jazz Attack, a group that includes Rick Braun, Jonathan Butler and Richard Elliott.
The June 27 concert, at 7 p.m., will feature the O?Jays, Michael McDonald, American Idol star Fantasia and the Forte Jazz Band, a group from Hampton Roads.
The festival concludes at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 28, with performances from Patti LaBelle, Robin Thicke, Washington D.C. legend Chuck Brown - known as the King of ?go-go? music - and Keiko Matsui.
Tickets for the Hampton Jazz Festival are $52.20 a show and go on sale through Ticketmaster Saturday? at 10 a.m. More information about the festival can be found at www.hamptonjazzfestival.com.
Malcolm Venable, (757) 446-2662, firstname.lastname@example.org