We have timed our visit to coincide with the Boquete Jazz & Blues Festival. This is the 10th anniversary of the festival, which runs from Thursday through Sunday at various venue's around town.
The festival kicks off on this Thursday with a New Orleans style jazz parade. The parade starts on the grounds where the BCP Tuesday Market is held, proceeds across the bridge then around the center of town ending in the main park. It's a very small parade, but fun. There's a good mix of Panamanian's and expats in both the parade and the along the parade route.
Following the parade we are entertained with a free concert in the park. A highlight for me is a local teenager who sings the blues with one of the expat bands. This is her first time singing in public and she does a heck of a job. She reminds me a little of Elisabeth Shue in the movie Adventures in Babysitting.
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