The summer of 2019 welcomes the 19th annual Jefferson Street Jazz & Blues Festival celebrating the vitality of the Jefferson Street community through its arts, music and food culture. This 2-day event will kick-off with the 17th annual Bridging the Gap mixer on 5th Ave. It is a day-long music, arts and food festival featuring local and national jazz and blues artists and food and retail vendors from the North Nashville community. With thousands of attendees, each year, the Jefferson Street Jazz & Blues festival builds cultural awareness, attracts diversity and commemorates the historic Jefferson Street Corridor through the sounds of jazz, blues, funk, gospel, soul and R&B. This 2-day event pays homage to the historic treasures and challenges that make the Jefferson Street community a unique and vital part of Nashville.