Slip into a soulful groove for a two-day/three-night fest of music, food and fun in Bushnell park. The festival has grown each year since 1992 and turns out top-notch performances by local, national and international performers both old and new to the form. David Gonzalez and The Latin Jazz Experience kick things off this year, and the Al Foster Quartet with special guest Wallace Roney (pictured) will wrap it up. The line-up also includes the Curtis Brothers, Latanya Farrell, Jus Us, Paul Brown Quintet and many others.Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz
July 15-17, free, Bushnell Park, 1 Jewell St., Hartford, (860)727-0050, hartfordjazz.com.