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OCA and Mayor Bottoms Reveals Lineup for 2019 Atlanta Jazz Festival

Highlights include the The Royal Krunk Jazz Orkestra, Richard Bona, Slim Gamble and Diana Ross’ daughter Rhonda Ross & Rodney Kendrick

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms revealed the artist lineup for the 42nd annual Atlanta Jazz Festival in a video announcement today. The lineup includes a variety of jazz sounds and stylings that will delight more than 150,000 attendees on three newly-named stages: The Meadow Stage, Oak Hill Stage and Park Drive Stage.

The country’s longest running free jazz festival will take place for two days over Memorial Day Weekend: Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26, in Piedmont Park. Sunday will feature a special lineup of all Atlanta-grown artists on the Meadow Stage that will epitomize the city’s deep, rich history of local jazz talent.

The complete lineup for the 2019 festival includes:

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Park Drive Stage:

12:30 p.m. Avery Dixon, Saxophone Extraordinaire

2:30 p.m. Joel Ross ‘Good Vibes’

4:30 p.m. Christian Sands

6:30 p.m. Makaya McCraven

Oak Hill Stage:

1:30 p.m. Ofer Assaf Quartet

3:30 p.m. Delfeayo Marsalis

5:30 p.m. Takuya Kuroda

7:30 p.m. Richard Bona

Meadow Stage:

1 p.m. Alicia Olatuja

3 p.m. Stefon Harris + Blackout

5 p.m. Rhonda Ross & Rodney Kendrick

7 p.m. Marcus Strickland ‘Twi-Life’ feat. Pharoahe Monche

9 p.m. Lizz Wright

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Park Drive Stage:

12:30 p.m. Rialto Jazz for Kids

2:30 p.m. Nicole Banks Long

4:30 p.m. Slim Gambill

6:30 p.m. Michael Mayo

Oak Hill Stage:

1:30 p.m. The Kenny Banks, Jr. Trio

3:30 p.m. OKCello

5:30 p.m Freelance

7:30 p.m. Kandace Springs

Meadow Stage:

1 p.m. The Milkshake Quintet

3 p.m. Alex Lattimore

5 p.m. Gary Motley

7 p.m. Rhonda Thomas

9 p.m. The Royal Krunk Jazz Orkestra

In addition to the Festival on Memorial Day Weekend, the City of Atlanta’s Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs will again host 31 Days of Jazz events throughout metro Atlanta beginning on May 1. Most of the events are free and will occur in a variety of locations across metro Atlanta, including at various MARTA stations, neighborhood parks, and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. More information can be found on

For companies interested in sponsoring the Atlanta Jazz Festival, please contact Jihan Ali with the City of Atlanta, Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs at

About Atlanta Jazz Festival

The Atlanta Jazz Festival is regarded as one of the country’s largest free jazz festivals and invites music lovers from around the region to be immersed in jazz music culture. Mayor Maynard Jackson founded the Festival to promote the art form that originated in the south. The Atlanta Jazz Festival is an annual musical showcase that celebrates jazz legends and features up-and-coming jazz performers in venues throughout metropolitan Atlanta, culminating on Memorial Day weekend with performances at Piedmont Park. For more information, please visit and follow Atlanta Jazz Festival on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Fans also can access information on the go by visiting, from their smart device.