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Keystone hosts 9th Annual Wine, Jazz & Art Festival

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KEYSTONE Salud. Cheers.Keystones River Run Village will be filled with sounds of clinking wine glasses and smooth jazz noon 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26 and Sunday, Aug. 27 at the 9th annual Wine, Jazz & Art Festival. Its one of the regions most anticipated summer events and draws one of the largest Keystone festival crowds. Admission to the festival is free; grand tasting of wines from the finest vineyards around the globe is just $35 for one day and $60 for two days. Wine seminars on merlots, champagnes and Rieslings are just $10 per seminar. If you fancy yourself a wine connoisseur or want to become one, the Keystone festival is a cant miss event, said Molly Speer, executive director of the Keystone Neighbourhood Company, the organizer of the River Run festival. Our Wine, Jazz & Art Festival is for everyone. Its a friendly, fun atmosphere with free jazzy music, some of the best wines in the world and plenty of fun for everyone in the family from the kids to grandma. According to Speer, more than 35 of the best regional artists will display their unique jewelry, sculpture, paintings, wood work and pottery. For more information, click your way to keystoneresort.com or call 800.468.5004. Saturday, Aug. 2610:30 11:30 a.m. Wine seminar at the Pavilion at Keystone $10 The ABCs of champagne and sparkling winenoon 6 p.m. Art show in the River Run village free12:30 1:30 p.m. Wine seminar at the Pavilion at Keystone $10 Around the world with red wines1 5 p.m. Grand Wine Tasting in the River Run village $35 per day1 6 p.m. Free music featuring Buckner Funken Jazz, free Groove Society, AJB featuring Natalie Atheron, Deborah Stafford & Peneplain Jazz and headliners Dotsero 2:30 3:30 p.m. Wine seminar at the Pavilion at Keystone $10 Riesling: The ultimate food wine Sunday, Aug. 2710:30 11:30 a.m. Wine seminar at the Pavilion at Keystone $10 White wines of Francenoon 6 p.m. Art show in the River Run village free12:30 1:30 p.m. Wine seminar at the Pavilion at Keystone $10 TBD1 5 p.m. Grand Wine Tasting in the River Run village $35 per day1 6 p.m. Free music featuring Summit Jazz Concert, free Future Jazz Project, Eohippus and headliners Turning Point2:30 3:30 p.m. Wine seminar at the Pavilion at Keystone $10 Red wines of France The Keystone Wine, Jazz & Art Festival is sponsored by National Distributing Company, Spin Creative Studio, Slifer, Smith and Frampton, Comcast Spotlight, Keystone Neighbourhood Company, KYSL radio, Colorado Mountain Express and Keystone Resort. Free parking is available in the River Run lots. Childcare is available during the festival at the Keystone Vail Colorado


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