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Atlanta Jazz Festival 2022

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Atlanta Jazz Festival 2022

It's more or less a fact that you can't go wrong with free jazz music. Produced by the city's Office of Cultural Affairs, the Atlanta Jazz Festival is a month-long celebration featuring both established and up-and-coming acts in the genre, culminating Memorial Day weekend with performances in Piedmont Park. From International jazz superstars to local artists looking to make a name for themselves, the fest might be one of the best free tickets in any city.

About the Atlanta Jazz Festival

Following a successful 2021 festival that got postponed to Labor Day weekend, we are expecting a return to the traditional festival schedule. May is the time for jazz in Atlanta, a month full of creative music culminating in one of the greatest sources of pride for the city. Heralded as one of the country's largest jazz festivals with free admission, the Atlanta Jazz Festival takes place during the Memorial Day weekend in Piedmont Park.

The 2020 Atlanta Jazz Festival was cancelled due to COVID. The 2021 festival was held September 5-6th in Piedmont Park.

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Atlanta Jazz Festival 2021

09/05/2021 1:00 PM
Atlanta Jazz Festival returns Labor Day Weekend 2021. The event will take place in Piedmont Park Sunday, September 5th and Monday, September 6th. 

Atlanta Jazz Festival 2021 Postponed to Fall

05/23/2020 12:00 PM
The Jazz Festival is postponed. New dates to be announced. During May, the Festival is offering virtual performances on social media. See CL's listing...

The Atlanta Jazz Festival at 42

05/16/2019 4:53 AM
Makaya McCraven, Joel Ross, Kandace Springs, and more offer a look at the shape of jazz to come

Atlanta Jazz Festival 2017: CL's Top 10 picks

03/14/2017 6:48 PM
Here's a rundown of acts we're excited about at this year's fest

Weekend Arts Agenda: MomoCon 2016 takes over the Georgia World Congress Center May 26 2016

05/26/2016 9:15 AM
Plus, Margarita Wars, Basquiat, and the Low Museum's Birthday/Closing Party.

6 must-see acts at the 2016 Atlanta Jazz Festival (in 140 characters or less)

05/24/2016 12:14 PM
To help you find choice sounds at this year's fest, we’ve put together a quick-and-dirty list of artists set to appear across the event’s trio of ...

Edgewood Jazz Crawl shines light on Atlanta’s favorite corridor

05/21/2015 11:20 PM
Curated streetcar performances stand out among scheduled Jazz Fest events.

Atlanta Jazz Fest's rising stars

05/21/2015 4:00 AM
7 must-see acts to watch this year

Critic's Notebook: Top 5 picks for Atlanta Jazz Fest

05/20/2015 11:00 AM
Stay in town for the best vacation ever

Thundercat on the living spirit of improvisation

05/20/2015 4:00 AM
Psychedelic bassist pushes Atlanta Jazz Festival forward

BadBadNotGood kickstarts 31 Days of Jazz

05/01/2015 10:43 AM
The Atlanta Jazz Festival kicks off its annual 31 Days of Jazz celebration this Friday, May 1, with a performance by the Toronto-based, hip-hop-flavor...

Thundercat, Pharoah Sanders, and more line up for 38th annual Atlanta Jazz Festival

04/14/2015 7:42 PM
The Atlanta Jazz Fest returns to Piedmont Park May 22-24

Pharoah Sanders, Diane Schuur and the Rad Trads to headline Atlanta Jazz Fest

03/04/2015 9:01 PM
Atlanta Jazz Festival announces headliners for its 2015 lineup.

Critic's Notebook: November's Top Five

11/05/2014 11:09 AM
A monthly listing of Atlanta critic Andrew Alexander's picks for the top five arts events in Atlanta

Happy 37 to the Atlanta Jazz Festival

04/04/2014 4:02 PM
Ahmad Jamal, Bill Frisell, Russell Gunn, and more head up this year's Atlanta Jazz Fest.

Atlanta Jazz Festival spotlights the next generation

05/23/2013 10:36 AM
Five acts you you don't want to miss at this weekend's Atlanta Jazz Fest

Atlanta Jazz Fest roars into Piedmont Park, Loews Atlanta Hotel

05/23/2012 10:18 AM
In addition to all the sounds going down at Piedmont Park, festival organizers have also concocted two other must-attend events for the weekend.

Photos: Atlanta Jazz Fest 2010

06/01/2010 5:56 PM
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Trombone Shorty blows for "Treme"

05/24/2010 2:30 PM
New Orleans native brings the funk to Atlanta Jazz Festival

Trombone Shorty blows for 'Treme'

05/24/2010 4:00 AM
New Orleans native brings the funk to Atlanta Jazz Festival

2010 Atlanta Jazz Festival Schedule

05/20/2010 10:08 PM
The 33rd annual Atlanta Jazz Festival kicks off on Memorial Day Weekend at Piedmont Park.

5 things to do today May 24 2009 (1)

05/24/2009 4:15 AM
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City of Atlanta seeks corporate 'superheroes' to keep annual jazz festival afloat

02/10/2009 5:56 PM
With so many corporations looking for government handouts nowadays, here's an interesting twist. The City of Atlanta has requested a stimulus package ...

Atlanta Jazz Festival 2008

12/02/2008 9:18 PM
Jazzlanta blog reports that Mayor Franklin's newly announced budget cuts will pull the plug on the Atlanta Jazz Festival.

Pop Smart - 5 things to do: Sunday

05/25/2008 3:45 AM
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Future of Jazz: Zon3

05/21/2008 12:04 AM
Inspired to improv

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