The Twin Cities’ Largest Jazz Event
Join us for the 16th Annual Twin Cities Jazz Festival! June 26-28, 2014.
The Twin Cities Jazz Festival is one of the largest civic events in the Upper Midwest, each year attracting over 30,000 people to the vibrant, joyful sounds of jazz. Festival events are held in and around beautiful Mears Park, in the heart of downtown Saint Paul’s historic Lowertown neighborhood.
Held the last week of June, the festival kicks off with the annual multi-club “Jazz Night Out” on Thursday, followed by six hours on Friday and a full day on Saturday of nonstop music on outdoor stages. You’ll find jazz in neighborhood bars and restaurants all weekend. Festival Director Steve Heckler recently announced the national headliners for the 16th annual Twin Cities Jazz Festival (June 26-28), including Grammy-winning vocalist Dianne Reeves and NEA Jazz Master saxophonist Branford Marsalis. The festival will also feature 2013 Thelonious Monk Saxophone Competition winner Melissa Aldana and New Orleans “Big Easy” award-winning keyboardist Joe Krown, who headlines the festival’s inaugural New Orleans Stage near Union Depot. Check back to see the updates to the list of touring and local performers, the full schedule, food and venue information.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.