Atlanta Jazz Festival
Please note the official Atlanta Jazz Festival website may be accessed here.
The Atlanta Jazz Festival (AJF) is regarded as one of the largest FREE jazz festivals in the country. An annual celebration of the music, culture and art of jazz begins in April and culminates each Memorial Day weekend, with an outdoor festival in Atlanta’s Piedmont Park, featuring jazz artists from all over the world.
The mission of the AJF is to expose and entertain a diverse audience of Jazz aficionados, young Jazz enthusiasts and aspiring musicians to the rich heritage and variety of Jazz as an authentic form of American music.
The AJF is produced by the City of Atlanta – Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. It is FREE and open to the public. The AJF is funded through the support of corporate sponsorships as well as Atlanta Jazz Festival, Inc., a non-profit entity dedicated to preserving the legacy of the Atlanta Jazz Festival.
The 2016 Atlanta Jazz Festival
May 27- May 29, 2016, Piedmont Park (map)
The 2016 Line-Up has been announced!
Additional Jazz Fest Programs & 31 Days of Jazz
Prior to the Jazz Festival in Piedmont Park on May 27-29, the Atlanta Jazz Festival partners with venues all over the city to promote jazz events every single day of May leading up to the main event occurring Memorial Day weekend in Piedmont Park. From MARTA stations, museums, jazz clubs, and restaurants, the 31 Days of Jazz series provides a little something for everyone.
The Neighborhood Jazz Series takes place at various City of Atlanta parks every Saturday and Sunday throughout the month of May leading up to the annual Atlanta Jazz Festival. Each concert is hosted by a different City of Atlanta Council member and is family friendly and FREE to the public. Stay tuned in for a full calendar of Neighborhood concert events.
Click here to view a calendar of the 2016 Neighborhood Jazz events.
MARTA Mondays feature FREE LIVE JAZZ at a different MARTA transit station on Monday afternoons. These two-hour jazz concerts provide a preview to the upcoming Atlanta Jazz Festival in Piedmont Park.
Click here for a calendar of Marta Mondays.
The Atlanta Jazz Festival, Incorporated , a 501(c)(3), supports AJF programming through donations and the support of its members, the 35 for 35 Society, a philanthropic group comprised of individuals dedicated to the preservation of jazz.
Sponsors for this year’s Atlanta Jazz Festival include MARTA, PNC Bank, Loews Atlanta Hotel, the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau, Standard Press and Fontis Water. To find out how your company or organization can be featured at this year’s festival contact Laura Moody at the Office of Cultural Affairs at [email protected].