The 25th annual Edmundston Jazz and Blues Festival is coming once again this summer and, with this 25th edition, some major changes are coming to the event as well.

First, the Jazz and Blues Festival will change weekends and add more days to its lineup. In recent years, the festival was held on the third weekend of June, coinciding with the graduation weekend. Organizers are hoping, by moving the event back a week, the festival will attract more people. The 25th edition will be held Friday through Sunday, June 14 - 16. Hours on Friday and Saturday will be from 11 am to 11:30 pm and Sunday from 11 am to 7 pm.

Access to the Jazz and Blues Festival site will be free of charge as a "thank you" to the loyal festival-goers through the years. It's also hoped that with no admission charge it will help more people discover jazz and blues music.

This year the festival returns to downtown Edmundston, which will allow for the addition of a Ribfest with four different rib kiosks featuring a variety of ribs, chicken and pulled pork recipes.

The Jazz and Blues Festival officially kicks off on Friday, the 15th, with a concert at the
Centre des arts of Edmundston. Tickets are available in a limited quantity at the Centre des arts.

So, get ready for a weekend of jazz, blues, food and a whole lot of fun for the entire family !