The mission of the Atlanta Jazz Festival is to connect with a diverse audience of Jazz aficionados, young Jazz enthusiasts and aspiring musicians. From May 25, to May 26, Piedmont Park will play host to a rich variety of jazz artists, including both leading lights and bright prospects. Best of all, it's FREE!
The Atlanta Jazz Festival covers more than just one weekend.
In fact, festival-goers are able to take advantage of 31 days of great free music. The festival, which is organized by the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs, partners with venues all across the city to promote a wide selection of artists. The aim is to make sure that everyone in the city, and beyond, has access to high quality culture and music, no matter their personal circumstances! The line up includes something for everyone. Check it out here.
The action culminates in the memorial day weekend (May 25 & 26), where some of the world’s best will take to the stages in Piedmont Park. For us at Qwest TV, the line up looks pretty much unmissable! In amongst legends of the game like Richard Bona, there will be music from young hotshots like Avery Dixon – Saxophone Extraordinaire.
Check out our Qwestions with Richard Bona!
Qwest TV recommends above all the Saturday 25 lineup, where the two above will be joined by the likes of Lizz Wright, Alicia Olatuja, Stefon Harris, Takuya Kuroda and Makaya McCraven amongst many others! These artists, combined with famous names like Marcus Strickland and Delfeayo Marsalis, are enough to make a real splash among jazz fans worldwide this summer.
Each year, festival attendees are able to upgrade their ticket to enjoy premium seats and access to food from some of the best restaurants in the city. To find out more, check out the VIP experience here.
The latest and greatest in jazz music culture is right at your fingertips now! The Atlanta Jazz Festival has become a tradition since its inaugural 1978 date, attracting attendees and musicians from all over. The founder, Mayor Maynard Jackson, said “Jazz music is America’s only original art form, and Atlanta … with its growing reputation … has the responsibility to promote an art form whose roots are indigenous to the South. If that was true forty years ago, it is perhaps even truer now! Don’t miss out!