When: Sat., Feb. 10, 7-9 p.m., Sun., Feb. 11, 7-9 p.m., Mon., Feb. 12, 7-9 p.m. and Tue., Feb. 13, 7-9 p.m. 2018
By way of putting those nifty new riverboats to good use, the Riverwalk folks have got a pretty sweet thing cooked up for this weekend. Jazz Floating on the River, in case the name itself doesn’t preclude the need for me to say any more, is a three-day opportunity to experience something that you just don’t see every day: a parade of jazz bands (from trios to brass crews and larger ensembles) on boats, drifting down the river. The idea is that you’ll find a perch at a favorite restaurant (somewhere along the 2.5 miles of Riverwalk that runs through downtown) and enjoy a meal and/ or drinks with friends as you watch the concert boat by. The water-borne entertainment will include more than 20 local jazz acts, representing just about everything the jazz spectrum has to offer, from Afro-Latin stylings to big-band grooves, from jazz fusion to jazz funk, from the easy-going to the avant garde.