Every year, for a few days in July, the “JULY JAZZ” festival takes place on the open stage of the Amphitheatre of the new center of the city of Smolyan, thus providing the easy access of the entire population and the guests of the city to the festival events. This is the ultimate way of providing the access of all fans of the jazz and the world of music to these cultural products of highest quality. The initiators of the festival aim at presenting and promoting talented Bulgarian and world jazz musicians and their creative ways of uniting jazz and the ethno music of various nationalities – a trend which finds its place more and more easily on the world music stages and has won numerous fens of all ages and nationalities. On the stage of the will perform Bulgarian and foreign musicians, invited especially for the festival by the organizers. In the side program of the festival are included jazz-cafes, jam session, exhibitions, film projections, workshops of prominent musicians and singers.