The countdown has begun! Kansas City’s premiere Jazz & Blues Festival will return to 18th & Vine on Saturday, Oct. 11 with four stages and more than 25 acts.

Festivities will begin at 11 a.m. on Oct. 11 at the American Jazz Museum on all four stages at 18th & Vine, and will run until about midnight. Closing out the fun that night will be Midnight Star on the Main Stage; KC Blues Express in the Gem Theater; and a KC Jam Session hosted by Dominique Sanders with Tivon Pennicott in the Blue Room.

Gates will open at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11 for the annual Kansas City 18th & Vine Jazz and Blues Festival. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster and  at the American Jazz Museum Box Office for $25 (general admission) or $75 (VIP). Children are admitted free.

For more information, visit the American Jazz Museum.