24th Annual Capital Jazz Fest
coming on June 3-5, 2016!

The jazz festival with soul!


Our 23rd annual Capital Jazz Fest took place June 5-7, 2015 at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland and featured nearly 30 national acts on two big stages. The Pavilion Stage featured contemporary jazz and adult contemporary artists, whereas The Symphony Woods Stage showcased soul music artists from the old-school and the new. We kicked off the festival with our "Friday Night Soul" concert, starring Maze featuring Frankie Beverly and India Arie. Check out the full TALENT LINEUP

Click the video below to see highlights from the sold-out 2015 festival!


What is the Capital Jazz Fest?

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, plus artist workshops and meet & greets.  And after the show, check out the late night events at our host hotel, the Marriott BWI Airport hotel.

Capital Jazz presents

The SuperCruise X

The Jazz Cruise With Soul!
7 days and nights of concerts, parties, jam sessions, comedy, dancing, sun and fun!
Sailing from Miami on the brand new Norwegian Getaway cruise ship!
October 23-30, 2016



Capital Jazz Fest
2015 Artists

  • Maze featuring
       Frankie Beverly
  • India Arie
  • Boney James
  • Roy Ayers
  • Patti Austin
  • Earl Klugh
  • Najee
  • Harvey Mason
  • George Clinton &
  • Chrisette Michele
  • Ruben Studdard
  • Deborah Cox
  • Rahsaan Patterson
  • Kenny G
  • Jonathan Butler
  • Michael McDonald
  • Naturally 7
  • Nick Colionne
  • José James
  • Eric Benét
  • Meshell Ndegeocello
  • Morris Day &
       The Time
  • Johnny Gill
  • Amel Larrieux
  • Atlantic Starr
  • The Rebirth



  • "Catch A Rising Star" showcase featuring:
  • Carol Riddick
  • James Lloyd
  • Moonchild