Nigel hopes that the Ribble Valley Jazz Festival will be a huge success.
The Festival will be held over the coming bank holiday weekend from Friday to Sunday, with more than 35 bands and 320 musicians confirmed.
Mr Evans said:
“In 2012 an estimated 5,500 people attended and I sincerely hope that we see such a good turnout for this year’s festival. Events like this are fantastic for the Ribble Valley and its businesses, bringing in people from far and wide. I am also delighted that Grindleton pavilion will be a venue for the first time.
“If people are interested they can get more information at http://www.rvjazzandblues.co.uk/ and I am sure that anybody who attends will be in for a treat.”