Jacksonville Jazz Festival takes place May 24th – 27th and will include three stages of live jazz, local food, drinks, shopping, and entertainment. Since first taking place in 1981, the music festival has become one of the largest jazz festivals in the country, offering a fun and vibrant street festival atmosphere, and in 2018 you can experience it on an even larger scale throughout 15 blocks of downtown.
Enhance your festival experience with VIP packages for 2018 that put you up close and personal with today’s top performers. Enjoy exclusive access to up-front seating, with A/C in VIP at the Hemming Park and Main Stages, wristbands for VIP entry, dedicated bar service, reserved parking, complimentary food and Coca-Cola products and more.
Lineup: (set times TBA)
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Dr. Lonnie Smith TrioNaughty Professor
Charles Lloyd Quartet – Featuring Aaron Parks, Reuben Rogers & Eric Harland
The Bad Plus
Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra
The Pete Escovedo Orchestra w/ Special Guests Jimmy Bosch & Chembo Corniel
Jane Bunnett & Maqueque
Vijay Iyer Sextet
Champian Fulton Quartet
Ulysses Owens Jr.’s “Three”
Linda Cole & The Joshua Bowlus Quartet
The Russell Malone Quartet
Mica Bethea Big Band
Noel Freidline Quintet w/ Maria Howell
Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys
The 4 Corners
The Chris Thomas Band
UNF Jazz Ensemble 1
Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Jazz Ensemble 1
May 24-27, 2018
Thursday, May 24th, 7 p.m. (Piano Competition)
Friday, May 25th: 4 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Saturday, May 26th: 1 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Sunday, May 27th: 1 p.m. – 10 p.m.
If you’re still feeling the music and want to hang out longer, check out Jazz Fest After Dark! Details available here.