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Jacksonville Jazz Festival Marks 30 Years May 26-29.

May 21st, 2016 · Leave a Comment

This year the Jacksonville Jazz Festival is celebrating over 30 years and a return to the Downtown core. The festival takes place May 26-29 with three stages of live music, local food and drink and much more today in #DTJax.

Jacksonville Jazz Fest 2016

Thursday, May 26

Kick-off the festivities on Thursday, May 26 at the Florida Theatre for the piano competition hosted by Noel Freidline.  The doors open at 6 p.m. and the competition begins at 7 p.m. General admission tickets cost $10.

Friday, May 27

Festival hours are 4-11 p.m. with music starting at 5 p.m. Enjoy live music with three stages located Hemming Park, The Jacksonville Landing and on Main St. Don’t miss performances by Snarky Puppy, McCoy Tyner and Spice and the Po’ Boys.

Saturday, May 28

Begin the day with the Jazz Fest Clinic from 10-11:45 a.m. Festival hours are 1-11 p.m. with music starting at 2 p.m. Live entertainment on all three stages with performances by Yellowjackets, Jon Batiste & Stay Human and The Chris Thomas Band.

Sunday, May 29

Start the last day of Jazz Fest off right with the Omni Sacred Jazz Brunch from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., featuring the Noel Freidline Quintet. Festival hours are from 1- 10 p.m. with music starting at 2 p.m.


After Jazz Fest is over, stroll to The Elbow for Jazz Fest After Dark. More local bands and brews keep the party going late, because every fest gets better after dark!

For full information on Jazz Fest, visit jacksonvillejazzfest.com. To learn more about Jazz Fest After Dark, visit theelbowjax.com


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