The 2016 Twin Cities Jazz Festival is set for June 23-25
2016 HeadlinersThursday June 23 – AARP Mears Park Stage: 6PM Delfeayo Marsalis, 8PM Joey Alexander
Friday June 24 – AARP Mears Park Stage: 8:30PM Ellis Marsalis
Saturday June 25 – AARP Mears Park Stage: 6:30PM Russell Malone, 8:30PM John Pizzarelli
Saturday June 25 – Kellogg Park Stage: 7:30PM Michael Franti & Spearhead
Please check back for the complete schedule. View Headliner Biographies.
The Twin Cities Jazz Festival is a free family-friendly event 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.
“I’ve declared 2016 as the ‘Year of Music’ in Saint Paul, to celebrate and highlight the incredible live music scene we have here in this city,” said Mayor Chris Coleman. “Culture and music and vitality are inextricably linked, and the Jazz Fest is a perfect culmination of all three. I’m greatly looking forward to another year where the city comes alive with jazz, and all the excitement and vibrancy that comes with it.”
**Due to performer’s contracts, no recording devices are allowed during live performances.
Original Artwork by James Powell
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.