Come to Jacksonville Jazz Festival when the whole downtown area turns into a colorful, vibrant street festival. The popular music festival takes place on May 27 – 29, 2011. Besides music, you can enjoy the Heart Art Show & Sale, Wine Down Tasting Experience, jazz exhibits, children’s educational activities and much more. More than 150,000 fans converged on downtown Jacksonville during the 2010 festival.
This year nine-time GRAMMY award-winning singer, songwriter and performer Natalie Cole will perform at the 2011 Jacksonville Jazz Festival on Friday, May 27 on the Swingin’ Stage at the corner of Main Street and Monroe Street!
Other highlights of the festival includes the Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition, the ‘Round Midnight Jazz Jam and Sunday Jazz Brunches.
The 2011 Art in the Heart of Downtown Art Show and Sale
This event features work of prize-winning artists and master craftspeople from around the country. Festival goers can enjoy both live jazz music while browsing art from talented artists
Wine Down Tasting Experience
Hemming Plaza – in the heart of downtown Jacksonville
Now festival goers can also participate in The Wine Down Tasting Experience. Tickets to the wine tasting can be purchased downtown. You’ll receive a souvenir wine glass and eight samplings of featured wines. Winery representatives will also be on-hand to discuss the intricacies of various venues.
Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition
Generation Youth Next Talent Competition