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Selby Avenue Jazz Festival

September 11, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 7:30 pm CDT

The Selby Ave JazzFest began as a vision of Golden Thyme Coffee Cafe owner and Selby community activist Mychael Wright back in the early months of 2002.

“I didn’t have a grand opening celebration for Golden Thyme,” stated Mychael. “I also wanted to see how the community would react to a yearly music fest-type of event.”

“The first anniversary of 9/11 was coming up and you could just tell that people were feeling pretty somber,” he added. “I then thought to myself, ‘I’m tired of feeling this way. We need to celebrate the good things that are going on in this world…especially here on Selby.’ Nothing gets people together like a good old-fashioned block party, so we took it from there.”

The inaugural Selby Ave JazzFest took place on Milton Avenue between Dayton and Selby Avenues. A small, but enthusiastic crowd of 600 people enjoyed an afternoon of great local jazz, food…and a much-needed dose of community healing.


September 11, 2021
11:00 am - 7:30 pm CDT
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Golden Thyme Coffee Cafe
(651) 207-5945
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Selby Ave at Milton St, St Paul, MN 55104
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