The festival starts tonight at the Alcaidaria do Castelo de Torres Novas, an extension of the event that traditionally takes place in the village of Minde (Alcanena, district of Santarém), with the presentation of the program and a free concert with vibraphonist Jeffrey Davis.
The main concerts of the festival take place in an old textile factory in the village of Minde, inserted in the Natural Park of the Serras d'Aire and Candeeiros and with its own language, the minderico, in a "very sui generis environment", highlights the organization of the festival .
It is on the Factory Stage that the Friday and Saturday night concerts take place, the first dedicated to the blues, with the Spanish band Seydel Harp Attack to precede the performance of the Budda Power Blues, group that celebrates equally its 15 years.
On Saturday night, before the Jazz Orchestra of Matosinhos, "one of the best in Europe", the TGB perform with Mário Delgado, Alexandre Frazão and Sérgio Carolino.
The festival also takes place at the "Free and Open Access" Palco Vila, located at 14 de Agosto Square, in the center of the village, with the Saturday afternoon being aimed at "new talents" with performances by the orchestras of the music conservatories Ourém and Minde and, at the end of the afternoon, the Black Shirts.
On Sunday there is an "environmental walk" in the morning, followed by fitness dance and a sardine, in a program that is joined by storytellers for children, an environmental exhibition, animation with the Babosa Brass Band and, a concert with the band Bizu Coolective, highlights the organization's note.