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AboutEach Memorial Day weekend, local enthusiasts and aficionados from around the world unite at the Jacksonville Jazz Festival to celebrate the music, art, and culture of America’s music!

What began three decades ago as the humble Mayport and All That Jazz Festival is now one of the largest free jazz festivals in the country boasting an all­star lineup of jazz legends such as Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Branford Marsalis, Buddy Guy, Harry Connick, Jr., Mavis Staples and many more. Check out the festival history for more on the legacy of the event.

Although the event has changed locations several times during its storied history, one important landmark has remained on the scene, keeping a watchful eye over the evolving festival throughout the years - the St. John’s River. This year, we're taking it back to the core, returning to downtown for an epic street party full of great food, good fun and plenty of FREE live entertainment. The festival boasts three outdoor stages with state­of­the­art light and sound spread across a walkable, open container footprint covering 15 city blocks!

Expect exciting new additions to this year’s festival program like the Jazz Marketplace where artists and makers showcase their original wares in a unique shopping experience and Jazz Eats and Drinks, a consolidated strip full of the city’s best al fresco dining options, along with ever ­popular signature events such as the Piano Competition, Jazz Jam, Omni Sacred Jazz Brunch and more. 

Enhance your festival experience with new and improved VIP packages for 2016 that put you up close and personal with today’s top jazz performers. Enjoy exclusive access to stagefront seating, dedicated bar service, reserved parking, complimentary food and Coca-­Cola products and more! Also new to this year, upgrade your VIP experience to include an unlimited beer & wine package!

There’s so much to experience at the Jacksonville Jazz Festival but you won’t want to miss a single beat. Start making your arrangements today!

May 25-28, 2017

Thursday, May 25th: 7 p.m.
Friday, May 26th: 4 p.m. - Midnight
Saturday, May 27th: 1 p.m. - Midnight
Sunday, May 28th: 1 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Jon Batiste
Jon Batiste

 

Dancin' In the Street!
Dancin' In the Street!