The Simply Jazz and Blues Festival returns to uptown Beckley, Aug. 19-21, with a three day lineup of jazz, blues and gospel music. Located at Word Park on Neville Street, the festival is free to the public and features local, regional and national music artists. Also associated with the festival is the Jazz & Blues Takeover which gives locals a taste of the music that will be offered at the festival. It is hosted by various venues in southern WV featuring jazz and blues artists.\r\n\r\nSimply Jazz and Blues Festival Schedule:\r\n\r\nFriday, Aug. 19\r\n\r\n5:30 p.m. - Jenny Wilson Trio\r\n\r\n6:45 p.m. - Dugan Carter & Full Flavor\r\n\r\n8 p.m. - The Bob Thompson Unit\r\n\r\nSaturday, Aug. 20\r\n\r\nNoon -1 p.m. - Creek Don\u2019t Rise\r\n\r\n1:15- 2:15 p.m. - Veronika Jackson\r\n\r\n2:30 -3:30 p.m. - Lady D\r\n\r\n3:45 - 4:45 p.m. - Austin Walkin\u2019 Cane\r\n\r\n5-6 p.m. - Miss Freddye\u2019s Blues Band\r\n\r\n6:15 - 7:30 p.m. - Slam Allen Blues Band\r\n\r\n8 p.m. - Packrat\u2019s Smokehouse\r\n\r\nSunday, Aug. 21\r\n\r\n1 p.m. - Apostle Ronnie \u201cDiamond\u201d Hoard\r\n\r\n2 p.m. - Gospel Reunion\r\n\r\n3 p.m. - Bare Bones\r\n\r\n4 p.m. - Donnie V\r\n\r\n5 p.m. - Inspiration\r\n\r\nJazz & Blues Takeover Venues & Schedule:\r\n\r\nBeckley Art Center - Thursday, Aug. 18, 7 p.m. - Jenny Wilson Trio\r\n\r\nFriday In the Park - Friday, Aug. 19, 11:30 a.m. - Jenny Wilson Trio\r\n\r\nAdventures On the Gorge - Friday, Aug. 19, 8 p.m. - Slam Allen\r\n\r\nSir Walter\u2019s Tavern - Friday, Aug. 19 - 9 p.m. - Melissa Mckinney\r\n\r\nThe Grove - Friday, Aug. 19, 9 p.m. - Veronika Jackson\r\n\r\nCalacino\u2019s - Friday, Aug. 19, 9 p.m. - Austin Walkin\u2019Cane\r\n\r\nTickety Boo Mercantile - Saturday, Aug. 20, 11 a.m. - Kayla Massie\r\n\r\nCalacino\u2019s - Saturday, Aug. 20, 9:30 p.m. - Blues Afterparty\r\n\r\nArts and Crafts and food vendors will be on site. Anyone interested in vending at the festival or needing more information, contact: Doris A. Fields (Lady D), Simply Jazz and Blues Festival, P.O. Box 3053, Beckley, WV 25801; call 304-222-2536; email email@example.com or website www.simplyjazzandblues.com.