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Flemington's Blockbuster Weekend Begins With Central Jersey Jazz Fest Friday

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – A blockbuster weekend for events here starts Friday evening.

The Central Jersey Jazz Festival kicks off at 6 p.m. tomorrow and continues until 10 p.m., rain or shine. This year marks the return of the Festival here to its Main Street roots.

Performing will be Jeff "Tain" Watts, Lezlie Harrison, Willie Martinez and Jazz House Kids.

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Watts, the drummer they call "Tain," spent his formative years with Wynton and Branford Marsalis.

Vocalist Lezlie Harrison is active in the New York and global jazz scenes, and is also a curator and presenter on WBGO 88.3 FM, where she reveals her love and pride for jazz, which she regards as America's classical music. 

Martinez has been a familiar face in New York City’s music scene for more than 20 years, and  is one of the most sought after drummers on the Latin Jazz scene. He is also an arranger, composer and vocalist.

Jazz House Kids is the state’s only community arts organization exclusively dedicated to educating children through jazz. This is the fifth year that these students will join the Festival.

While many will attend the Festival for the sounds and the vibe, the food trucks are also an attraction.

Flemington DIY will host an Art Sale and Open House beginning at 6 p.m. Friday at its home at 90 Main Street. On Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m., admission remains free to its unique arts and small press vendors. Beginning at 6 p.m., David Liebe Hart, Daeva and Nine of Swords will perform; admission is $12 at the door or $10 in advance.

The annual Main Street Craft Fair will be held here on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The streets will be lined with more than 50 crafters, each with something special to offer.

It will be the 33rd annual staging of the event, which is sponsored by the Hunterdon Harmonizers. The Harmonizers will present a concert each day at 2 p.m. on the steps of the old Historic Courthouse, and a DJ will fill the sidewalks with music for the rest of the day.

Hunterdon Harmonizers quartets will be wandering in and out of the local stores and serenading everyone they meet.

On Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. there will be an Pottery, Antiques and Collectables Show at Stangl Factory Artisans Center on Stangl Road. Sponsored by the Stangl/Fulper Collectors Club, admission is $5.

The Central Jersey Jazz Festival continues on Saturday in New Brunswick and on Sunday in Somerville.

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