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People, Music & Culture to Become One at the 2012 DeSoto SolJazz Music Festival

Jazz singing sensation Rachelle Ferrell has been confirmed to headline SolJazz Saturday at The 2012 DeSoto SolJazz Festival, an inaugural 10 day music and culture celebration kicking off June 1st and culminating June 9th and 10th in beautiful DeSoto, TX.

The 2012 DeSoto SolJazz Festival
Gemstone Management
People, Music and Culture to Become One at the 2012 DeSoto SolJazz Music Fest
Gemstone Management

This will be the first time Rachelle Ferrell has appeared live in North Texas in nearly 5 years. She will join Cameo, MC Lyte, Doug E. Fresh and an all-star lineup of other talented local and national artists gracing the DSJF stage.

This groundbreaking first of its kind celebration will kick off Friday June 1st with SolJazzy Happy Hour, an event that will take place daily through Wednesday June 6th at official SolJazz partner venues. Saturday June 2nd DSJF partners will host a fundraising walk for Diabetes prevention, which will benefit the American Diabetes Association and the DeSoto ISD Scholarship Fund.

Starting Sunday June 3rd through Wednesday, June 6th SolJazz partner venues will be hosting SolJazz Karaoke Contests, with drink specials, drawings and enter-to-win prize giveaways. Also taking place from Monday, June 4th through Thursday, June 7th, SolJazz Spotlight Amphitheater Concerts will feature unique artists performing original music at the DeSoto Amphitheater.

On Friday, June 8th The DSJF Celebrity Golf Tournament at Cedar Crest Golf Course will kick off the weekend’s festivities. Online registration for the golf tournament is currently available here. The festivities will continue Friday evening at the Comedy and Casino Night hosted at Thorntree Country Club, all leading up to the finale festival and concert on Saturday, June 9th.

An all-star musical concert with all-day food and family fun, the DSJF finale festival will feature a health pavilion, food trucks, dancing, vendors, raffles, prizes and supercharged excitement at DeSoto High School’s Eagle Stadium. The 2012 DeSoto SolJazz Festival will wrap-up on Sunday, June 10th with SolJazz Sunday Rejoice Brunch and Concert, featuring gospel activities, concert choirs, gospel artist performances and other special surprises.

The 2012 DeSoto SolJazz Festival promises to usher in the start of a new era of events in DFW by providing a wide range of exciting, interactive and participatory events that focus’ on Family, Health, Music, Food and Fun! Some of the festivities are FREE of charge, however you can purchase tickets for SolJazz Saturday at

Please visit for the complete schedule of events and more information on The 2012 DeSoto SolJazz Festival. Like them on Facebook and Twitter, and stay tuned for more details and more artist announcements about the 2012 DeSoto SolJazz Festival “Where People, Music & Culture Become One!”

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