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Free Admission for Children 12 and Under

Thin Man Watts Jazz Fest 2024

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This is not just a festival …it honors the lives and works of masters like Watts and Sam Rivers, by providing opportunities for young people to experience this artistic heritage, and to find the artists within themselves.

In 2011 the African American Museum of the Arts and the MainStreet DeLand Association joined together to create a multi-cultural event for the West Volusia area. Their goal was to present an annual event that brings together the white and black communities in a celebration of our common cultural heritage. The event is also intended to attract diverse ethnicities to Central Florida, so the local area sees an economic benefit. The “Annual Thin Man Watts Jazz Fest” resulted from this collaboration.

Stage Sponsor
Judy Thompson
Set Sponsors
Judy Thompson
DeLand Breakfast Rotary Club
Half-Note Sponsors
West Volusia Tourism Association - Stay Local Stay Local!
Song-Bird Studios
Kemp Realty Group - Live...Love...DeLand
Ken Goldberg Construction Co., LLC
Friend of the Festival
Main Street Community Bank
Rotary Club of Downtown DeLand - Grillmasters
Barb and Jeff Shepard
Christopher Batista
Morgan Gilreath
Bill Gallagher
Charles & Matt Matousek
Ed Joiner
In-Kind Sponsors
Tinker Graphics & Marketing
Cafe DaVinci
The West Volusia Beacon
sunny's liquor
S.R. Perrott, Inc.

The African American Museum of the Arts, and Mainstreet DeLand Association plan to produce the "Thin Man" Watts Jazz Fest as a live event!

Sponsors will play a pivotal role in bringing this popular event to life If you, or your business has sponsored in the past, we thank you for your support. We seek your continued sponsorship. Someone will reach out to you soon.

Thin Man Watts Jazz Presented by African American Museum of the Arts & MainStreet DeLand Association
African American Museum of the Arts logo
Volusia County Florida logo
Manstreet DeLand Association logo
Funding Provided in Part by the Cultural Council of Volusia County