Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Thursday | January 17, 2013
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Smooth transportation for Jazz
On January 24-26, thousands of persons will be making their way to Trelawny to see top local and international acts on the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival.

The Knutsford Express has come on board to provide transportation throughout the three-day festival, to and from the venue for patrons who choose not to drive.

Located 30 minutes outside of Montego Bay, the Trelawny Multi-purpose Stadium is home to the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival for the fourth time. Knutsford Express transportation services will be available at a cost of $2,400 from Negril, $1,900 from Ocho Rios and $2,900 from Kingston, while Montego Bay Jazz patrons will only have to find $1,400 for their round trip to the Festival. One-way deals are also available for persons who prefer that option. Parking has also been identified in the facility for patrons who opt to drive, and a 'Jazz' shuttle service will be available from the general parking area in Falmouth to the venue.

Patrons are urged to leave homes and hotels early as the usual drive may take longer on show days. Usually, two and a half hours from Kingston, the route takes travellers across the famous Flat Bridge, up the winding but interesting Mount Rosser main road to Moneague and Claremont and through Ocho Rios to Runaway Bay.

A left off the Falmouth bypass takes patrons to the bright lights of the Trelawny Stadium.

According to Junior Taylor of the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival organising committee, things are in place to accommodate a smooth transportation experience for Jazz fans.

"All our shuttles will drop off patrons by the front of the venue, so there will be little walking to access the venue. There will be ample parking for everyone.

Get your tickets!

Tickets are now available at www.jamaicajazzandblues.com.

Cost

General admission: US$50 for Thursday night, and US$80 to access the venue on Friday and Saturday nights.

VIP tickets: US$120 each night.

Season passes: US$200, season passes which provide access to the event Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

VIP season passes: US$350

The organisers are offering savings on discounted weekend passes (Friday and Saturday only) at a rate of US$150.



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