Jonathan Butler (Courtesy of Lake Arbor Jazz Festival)
Jonathan Butler (Courtesy of Lake Arbor Jazz Festival)

The 10th annual Lake Arbor Jazz Festival will take place July 11-14 with more than a dozen artists scheduled to perform featuring Jonathan Butler, Kirk Whalum and Kayla Waters.

A pre-festival will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Olde Town Inn in Largo. The next day features a VIP white affair at 7:30 p.m. at Martin’s Camelot in Upper Marlboro.

The highlight of festival will be from 1-8 p.m. Saturday outside at Lake Arbor Community Center in Mitchellville.

Two concerts are scheduled Sunday at the Bowie Performing Arts Center in Bowie. The first features an “inspirational jazz festival at 2 p.m. with Butler, Whalum, The Blackbyrds and Lil Asmar. A few hours later there will be a grand finale beginning at 7 p.m.

The entire event is hosted by the Prince George’s Cultural Arts Foundation which promotes music, drama, fine arts and other activities in Prince George’s County.

For more information on tickets and the list of other artists, go to

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