26th Annual Capital Jazz Fest

  • Dates: June 1, 2018 - June 3, 2018
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

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Each year in early June, tens of thousands of music lovers from throughout the country flock to the suburbs of Washington, D.C. to attend this weekend of cool jazz and soul — The Capital Jazz Fest. Started in 1993, this multi-day, multi-stage outdoor music festival, which attracts music lovers from 44 states, is more than just a concert, it's an event! It's a place to people-watch, eat, drink, shop, mingle, relax, soak in the rays, make new friends, and of course hear some of the coolest jazz and soul music on the planet!

In-between musical sets, enjoy fine art and crafts at the Festival Marketplace, culinary treats at the food court, and meet & greet the artists.


*Friday, June 1 at 7:30PM (Gates 6:30PM)

featuring Earth, Wind & Fire • Ledisi • Butterscotch 

*Saturday, June 2 at Noon (Gates 10:00AM)

Pavilion Stage featuring Diana Krall • Boney James • Rachelle Ferrell • Snarky Puppy • Lean on Me: A Tribute to Bill Withers featuring José James • Keiko Matsui • Jeff Bradshaw & Friends • Hosted by Marcus Miller   

Sunday, June 3 at Noon (Gates 10:00AM)

Pavilion Stage featuring Anita Baker: The Farewell Tour • Bob James • Damien Escobar • Lizz Wright • Michael Franks • As You Are: A Tribute to Phyllis Hyman • Moonchild • Hosted by Marcus Miller        Symphony Woods Stage featuring Larry Graham & Graham Central Station • Brandy • Joss Stone • Tevin Campbell • Luther Re-Lives: A Tribute to Luther Vandross • The Hamiltones • Hosted by Cayman Kelly

26th Annual Capital Jazz Fest