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Severe Weather Cancels Detroit Jazz Festival Events Saturday Night

Organizers announced previously scheduled late night "Jam Sessions" would still take place.

September 01, 2018 - 11:43 pm

DETROIT (WWJ) -- Ugly weather put a damper on the Detroit Jazz Festival Saturday night, as a number of outdoor acts were canceled late in the night.

Event organizers announced around 9:30 p.m. that all remaining performances at Hart Plaza and Campus Martius would be canceled because of the rain. 

It was initially announced that the events were temporarily postponed, but they were later canceled, citing safety issues.

Officials said, however, that previously scheduled late night "Jam Sessions" would still take place. The first one was planned for 11 p.m. at the Renaissance Ballroom of the Marriott at the Renaissance Center.

A number of storms moved through the Metro Detroit area Saturday and rain was expected to continue into the early hours Sunday.

Festival performances are scheduled throughout the holiday weekend, with a full slate of acts running from 11:30 a.m. Sunday into the early morning hours Monday, and from noon-9 p.m. on Labor Day.

Sunday's forecast shows clear skies and high temperatures around 90, while rain comes back into the forecast Monday.