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Faux Frenchmen bassist Don Aren performs during the lunch hour in downtown Elkhart Friday, June 21, 2013. The quartet from Cincinnati will be a featured group in the Elkhart Jazz Festival lineup. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard) (AP)

Food vendors line the Civic Plaza as people gather beneath the clock tower to listen to the Faux Frenchmen perform during the lunch hour in downtown Elkhart on Friday, June 21. (AP)

Faux Frenchmen violinist Paul Patterson holds a final note as he performs during the lunch hour in downtown Elkhart Friday, June 21, 2013. The quartet from Cincinnati will be a featured group in the Elkhart Jazz Festival lineup. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard) (AP)

St. Louis residents Ann and Bob Schmidt are framed by Faux Frenchmen bassist Don Aren as they listen to the band perform during the lunch hour in downtown Elkhart Friday, June 21, 2013. The quartet from Cincinnati will be a featured group in the Elkhart Jazz Festival lineup. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard) (AP)

Faux Frenchmen violinist Paul Patterson performs during the lunch hour in downtown Elkhart Friday, June 21, 2013. The quartet from Cincinnati will be a featured group in the Elkhart Jazz Festival lineup. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard) (AP)

Faux Frenchmen violinist Paul Patterson performs during the lunch hour in downtown Elkhart Friday, June 21, 2013. The quartet from Cincinnati will be a featured group in the Elkhart Jazz Festival lineup. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard) (AP)

Faux Frenchmen violinist Paul Patterson performs during the lunch hour in downtown Elkhart Friday, June 21, 2013. The quartet from Cincinnati will be a featured group in the Elkhart Jazz Festival lineup. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard) (AP)

Members of the Faux Frenchmen perform during the lunch hour in downtown Elkhart Friday, June 21, 2013. The quartet from Cincinnati will be a featured group in the Elkhart Jazz Festival lineup. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard) (AP)

Clarinetist Dave Bennett sits on a float with Sydney Hickman, 8, and Olivia Mann, 7, before the Premier Arts parade during Elkhart's Jazz Festival Friday, June 21, 2013. (Truth Photo by Julia Moss) (Julia Moss)

Suzanne Wyatt, a member of the Four Arts Club, poses for a portrait before the Premier Arts parade during Elkhart's Jazz Festival Friday, June 21, 2013. (Truth Photo by Julia Moss) (Julia Moss)

Alex Kilmer, 15, laughs as Geoff Owens uses Brad Corns', 16, costume axe to help relieve an itch caused by face paint before the Premier Arts parade during Elkhart's Jazz Festival Friday, June 21, 2013. (Truth Photo by Julia Moss) (Julia Moss)

Erika Corson talks to Kelly Davis as Matthew Corson, 8, puts beads over his mother's neck before the Premier Arts parade during Elkhart's Jazz Festival Friday, June 21, 2013. (Truth Photo by Julia Moss) (Julia Moss)

Reagan Stephenson, 14, sits in a carriage dressed as Cinderella with six girls dressed as horses pulling her before the Premier Arts parade during Elkhart's Jazz Festival Friday, June 21, 2013. (Truth Photo by Julia Moss) (Julia Moss)

Local historian Paul Thomas rides a small red car at the head of the Premier Arts parade during Elkhart's Jazz Festival Friday, June 21, 2013. (Truth Photo by Julia Moss) (Julia Moss)

Mayor Dick Moore holds his hat while on a Premier Arts parade float with Sydney Hickman, 8, as winds from incoming storms threaten to blow it away during Elkhart's Jazz Festival Friday, June 21, 2013. (Truth Photo by Julia Moss) (Julia Moss)

DeJa Donaldson, 5, wears her authentic New Orleans Mask to the Premier Arts parade during Elkhart's Jazz Festival Friday, June 21, 2013. (Truth Photo by Julia Moss) (Julia Moss)

The cast of South Pacific performs during the Premier Arts parade as part of Elkhart's Jazz Festival Friday, June 21, 2013. (Truth Photo by Julia Moss) (Julia Moss)

Bob and Mary Lou Stackhouse, of Elkhart, brave the rains while waiting to see Bill Allred's Classic Jazz Band during the Elkhart Jazz Festival on Friday, June 21, 2013, along Main Street in Elkhart. "We've been coming every year since this started," Bob Stackhouse said. "We're not going to let a little rain spoil the fun." (Truth Photo By Ryan Dorgan) (AP)

Clarinetist Dave Bennett performs in Lerner Theatre's Crystal Ballroomduring Elkhart's Jazz Festival Friday, June 21, 2013. (Truth Photo by Julia Moss) (Julia Moss)

Patrons dance during Clarinetist Dave Bennett performance in Lerner Theatre's Crystal Ballroom as part of Elkhart's Jazz Festival Friday, June 21, 2013. (Truth Photo by Julia Moss) (Julia Moss)

Dave and Susan Lahman listen to clarinetist Dave Bennett’s performance during the Elkhart Jazz Festival in the Lerner Theatre’s Crystal Ballroom on Friday, June 21. (Julia Moss)

Clarinetist Dave Bennett plays drums with Doug Cobb during his performance in Lerner Theatre's Crystal ballroom as part of Elkhart's Jazz Festival Friday, June 21, 2013. (Truth Photo by Julia Moss) (Julia Moss)

John Pizzarelli’s quartet performs in the Lerner Theatre as part of the Elkhart Jazz Festival on Friday, June 21. (Julia Moss)

Pam Hluchota enjoys Dave Bennett's performance in Lerner Theatre's Crystal Ballroom during Elkhart's Jazz Festival Friday, June 21, 2013. (Truth Photo by Julia Moss) (Julia Moss)

John Pizzarelli talks to the audience during his performance in Lerner Theatre as part of Elkhart's Jazz Festival Friday, June 21, 2013. (Truth Photo by Julia Moss) (Julia Moss)

Tom Lerch, the owner of The Country Griller, talks with Lorrayne, 17 and Marlene Stutzman, 15, selling amish country fried pies during Elkhart's Jazz Festival Friday, June 21, 2013. (Truth Photo by Julia Moss) (Julia Moss)

Dennis Bender poses with his lemonade sign. (Julia Moss)

The view of Elkhart's Jazz Festival from a balcony of the Lerner Theatre Friday, June 21, 2013. (Truth Photo by Julia Moss) (Julia Moss)

Madalyn Metzger takes a video of her husband Kris Brownlee performing at the Civic Plaza stage on the first night of the Jazz Festival Friday, June 21, 2013. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard) (AP)

Chloe Lawrence, standing, smiles as she listens to music at the Civic Plaza stage on the first night of the Jazz Festival Friday, June 21, 2013. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard) (AP)

Guitarist John Pizzarelli performs at The Lerner Theatre on the first night of the Jazz Festival Friday, June 21, 2013. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard) (AP)

Crowds fill the Civic Plaza area in search of food vendors and live music on stage during the first night of the Jazz Festival Friday, June 21, 2013. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard) (AP)

A member of guitarist John Pizzarelli's group listens from the wings as Pizzarelli plays on stage at The Lerner Theatre on the first night of the Jazz Festival Friday, June 21, 2013. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard) (AP)

Saxophonist Kris Brownlee performs at the Civic Plaza stage on the first night of the Jazz Festival Friday, June 21, 2013. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard) (AP)

Guitarist John Pizzarelli performs at The Lerner Theatre on the first night of the Jazz Festival Friday, June 21, 2013. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard) (AP)

Guitarist John Pizzarelli performs at The Lerner Theatre on the first night of the Jazz Festival Friday, June 21, 2013. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard) (AP)

Guitarist John Pizzarelli performs at The Lerner Theatre on the first night of the Jazz Festival Friday, June 21, 2013. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard) (AP)

Guitarist John Pizzarelli performs at The Lerner Theatre on the first night of the Jazz Festival Friday, June 21, 2013. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard) (AP)

Saxophonist Kris Brownlee performs at the Civic Plaza stage on the first night of the Jazz Festival Friday, June 21, 2013. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard) (AP)

Tina Zornow, right, smiles as she spins her son Quinn around as they dance in front of the Civic Plaza stage on the first night of the Jazz Festival Friday, June 21, 2013. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard) (AP)

Crowds fill the Civic Plaza area in search of food vendors and live music on stage during the first night of the Jazz Festival Friday, June 21, 2013. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard) (AP)

Kris Brownlee performs at the Civic Plaza stage as the dance floor fills up on the first night of the Jazz Festival Friday, June 21, 2013. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard) (AP)

Julian Palmer preps sirloin tips at the Pickle Barrel Sirloin Tips trailer on the Civic Plaza on the first night of the Jazz Festival Friday, June 21, 2013. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard) (AP)
Elkhart Jazz Festival photo gallery, Friday, June 21, 2013

Posted on June 21, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on June 22, 2013 at 10:48 a.m.

The Elkhart Jazz Festival opened Friday, June 21, for its 26th edition. While festivities didn’t officially kick off until Friday afternoon, a few events drew festivalgoers to downtown Elkhart for music and food.

Here are some scenes captured by Elkhart Truth photojournalists.