GRandJazzFest presented by DTE Energy Foundation is returning to Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids for the sixth annual festival.

The family-friendly event will be held Aug. 19 and 20.

According to a press release, the festival will remain free thanks to DTE Energy Foundation, the City of Grand Rapids and other sponsoring organizations, individuals and volunteers.

“GRandJazzFest is what community is all about," GRandJazzFest Founder Audrey Sundstrom said in the release.

In past years, GRandJazzFest has drawn thousands to Downtown Grand Rapids.

The central location provides easy access to those who ride the bus, walk or bike, and is also close to parking.

New this year, is a collaboration with the Grand Rapids Art Museum. The GRAM will have an outdoor bar area set up at the base of its front steps adjoining Rosa Parks Circle for attendees who would like to purchase and consume refreshments and enjoy the festival.

The 2017 lineup will be announced on April 26 at the House of Entertainment and Music at The B.O.B.

More information on GRandJazzFest can be found at, and on Facebook and Twitter.

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Kayla Fortney is a digital producer at WZZM 13. Have a news tip? Email, visit our Facebook page or Twitter.