Heat Keeps Some From Greater Hartford Jazz Festival

The heat and humidity kept some people from coming out to the last day of the 24th Annual Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz over the weekend.

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Organizers expected about 40,000 people to listen to the music throughout the festival.

On Sunday, the temperature broke 90-degrees for the first time this summer and then there was also high humidity.

That weather combination kept some people away.

Those who did come out searched for shade under umbrellas and trees.

“I am roasting. Under this tree, it feels pretty cool. That’s why I found me a chair to sit down in. I’m relaxing,” says Chris Ross.

If the shade was not enough relief, people could head to a cooling tent.

Hartford firefighters say more than 100 people on Sunday afternoon had ducked into the tent to cool off.

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