Nantwich Jazz, Blues and Music Festival, Thursday, April 13 to Monday, April 17 (Easter Weekend), at 20 locations in town. The 21st event, which features 140 gigs,  opens on the Thursday night with Geno Washington (with Blue Silk) and The Ram Jam Band. Also appearing over the weekend will be Rebecca Downes (triple bill), Ruby Turner (with Charmaine Baines and The Anima Band), Mike Shanchez, King King (triple bill), Nearly Dan, Connie Lush (with Jade Tremarco), Emma and The Wolf (triple bill), Elaine Delmar, The Beat (with Jeremiah Ferrari), Zoot Serious and The Bellyful of Bop, FM, Nick Steed and Friends, and the Chris Bevington Organisation. Plus many more performers at the various venues.

    Entry to the venues requires a wristband available to order now on the festival website for 7 each. At the festival they will cost 8. They will not be posted to people requesting them but can be collected at The Crown Hotel reception from 10am on the Thursday. They will be valid all weekend.

   The main venues are the Civic Hall, the Crown Hotel and the Nantwich Square stage in the town centre. Tickets are available from the Crown Hotel (01270 625283), Nantwich Tourist Information Centre in the Civic Hall (01270 628633), Ticketline (0844 888 991), or on the festival website.

   Brochures are available from the Civic Hall and the Crown Hotel, or download one from the website. To find out more go to Facebook: NantwichJazzBluesMusicFestival; Twitter: @nantwichjazz.