· More than 100 entertainers performing in nightclubs, parks, restaurants, concert halls, and bookstores throughout Atlanta

· Benefit concert starring jazz super group Fourplay featuring jazz greats Bob James, Nathan East, Larry Carlton, and Harvey Mason, at Chastain Park Amphitheatre on Friday, May 23rd

· Youth Jazz Band Competition, sponsored by Jazz 91.9FM WCLK, with winners performing at Weekend Concert Series in beautiful Piedmont Park over Memorial Day Weekend

When: May 1-26, 2003

Where: Piedmont Park, Centennial Olympic Park, Woodruff Park, Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Sambuca Jazz Café, Churchill Grounds and many other venues!

Attendance: 150,000

Admission: Most events are FREE but there are some ticketed concerts

Information: For the latest schedule and artist additions, call the Festival Hotline at 404-817-6851 or visit the official web site at www.atlantafestivals.com

Press Contact: Karen Hatchett, 770-433-1137, or karen.hatchett@mindspring.com

(contact to receive materials including photos and artist bios,

for setting interviews, and arranging for press credentials to cover festival activities)