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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 and 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.

Whole-Note Sponsors
Judy Thompson
Judy Thompson
Riverside Conservancy
In-Kind Sponsors
Tinker Graphics & Marketing
the West Volusia Beacon
cafe davinci
sunny's liquor
Half-Note Sponsors
Ken Goldberg  Construction
The Rotary Club of DeLand
West Volusia Tourism Association - Stay Local Stay Local!
Quarter-Note Sponsors
Barb and Jeff Shepard
Charles Matousek
Jefferson Pendleton
Main Street Community Bank
Run 4 A Cause
Solar Fit

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
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Volusia County Florida logo
Manstreet DeLand Association logo
Funding Provided in Part by the Cultural Council of Volusia County