Mayor Mike Purzycki and City Cultural Affairs Director Tina Betz are excited to announce that the 34th annual Clifford Brown Jazz Festival -Wilmington's premier music event and the largest free jazz festival on the East Coast -will return to its original home in Rodney Square after becoming a virtual festival in June 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The festival is a tribute to Wilmington's own Clifford Brown and is held in the City's main public square, which is undergoing a multimillion-dollar renovation to make it more attractive and comfortable for residents and visitors. The Festival's Rodney Square main stage concerts will be held on Wednesday, August 4 through Sunday, August 8, with performances starting at 5:30 p.m. on the weekdays, at noon on Saturday and 1 p.m. on Sunday. The festival remains free and open to the public. Whatever COVID-19 restrictions are in place at the time of the festival will be followed. The performers for the 2021 jazz festival are available at www.cliffordbrownjazzfest.org along with artist bios.