Hosting Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest is like being in the playground for 10 days
Craig Poole General Manager of the DoubleTree by Hilton Reading in Downtown. The DoubleTree is the main venue this year hosting 26 events. Craig talks about The South Jazz Parlor at the DoubleTree by Hilton Reading. It will be a full time club that is open the entire length of the Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest this year. Craig talks about the pre-planning that took place when building the hotel. The appropriate accommodations for staging the Berks Jazz Fest were put in place as the architectural plans were drawn up. Craig was able to draw from his prior experience owning and operating one of the top jazz clubs in Pittsburgh. All of this was put into place due to the economic impact on Reading and Berks County. Craig says, “The Fest puts Reading and Berks County on the map. As a result we have new year-round visitors!
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