Reception, 6:30 – 10 pm, “10th Annual Davis Jazz and Beat Festival: The Ultimate Music, Art and Poetry Collaboration”, The only festival of its kind in America! A collaboration between poets, jazz musicians and painters. Still, after 10 years the only completely free festival on the west coast. The Beat goes on! Experience an intimate festival filled with poetry readings and painting improvisation set to the rhythm of live jazz. This is a unique opportunity for attendees to experience exclusive performances by well-known jazz musicians, jazz painters, and poets. There will be over 200 musicians and poets performing. The event will be held Friday, October 13th and Saturday, October 14th.