The jazz picnic will return to the Merryall Center for the Arts in New Milford Aug. 18 from 3 to 5 p.m.

An August tradition, the picnic had been suspended while renovations were underway.

Music for the afternoon will be provided by the Bearcats, featuring jazz in all its forms.

The award-winning barbecue team of Marty and Ginny Landgrebe will prepare pulled pork for the event.

The brother-sister team has competed and won regional barbecue competitions.

In the past, Merryall board members cooked burgers and hot dogs for the event at the 8 Chapel Hill Road center.

Tickets are $30, which includes the picnic and performance. The picnic will be $10 for Merryall members and subscribers. Tickets may be purchased at the door or at