Another entertaining and enjoyable Jazz Festival has come and gone. This year, 2010, brought famous musicians from the US, Italy, and Mexico to play in Casco Viejo’s Plaza Cathedral. The Jazz music started playing around 1pm and went ’till nightfall. Afterwards, the jubulent crowds spilled over into local bars and restaurants.
In keeping with past Jazz Fest tradition, the all day event was held on a Saturday. Event organizers blocked off streets and limited access to automobiles entering and leaving Casco. The event went off smoothly and many of our guests and friends had a excellent time. Congrats to everyone involved with the Jazz Fest.
For all the memorable times had at Jazz Fest, there are a few areas that event planners may want to consider improving. First, on the list would be garbage pick up. Littering is a chronic problem all over Panama. The mess left behind after Jazz Fest was no different. Event organizers should consider increasing the amount of visible large trash cans on every street corner.
Secondly, increasing the amount of biligunal information available would enhance the experience of our international jazz fans. Jazz Fest is one of Casco’s most exciting events. Los Cuatro Tulipanes guests loved it. However, many of our guests and other international visitors from all around the world, had a difficult time obtaining bilingual information. If Jazz Fest organizers would translate a larger portion of the events information, more of the international community would participate in the festival. Organizers should remember that translating information about the festival’s events, performances, and venues is vital to the overall enjoyment of Jazz Fest’s international visitors.
All-in-all, the 2010 Jazz Fest in Casco Viejo was fantastic. We at Los Cuatro Tulipanes look forward to next year’s event. We encourage everyone to make their reservation now. Space goes quickly.