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Mark your calendars:


25th Annual Capital Jazz Fest
June 2-4, 2017
Merriweather Post Pavilion
Columbia, MD

The jazz festival with soul!


Our 24th annual Capital Jazz Fest took place June 3-5, 2016 at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland and featured nearly 30 national acts on two big stages. We kicked off the festival with our "Friday Night Soul" concert, starring New Edition and En Vogue. Other artists featured throughout the weekend were Will Downing, Brian Culbertson, The Isley Brothers, Lalah Hathaway, David Sanborn, Toni Braxton, Fourplay, Al B. Sure, The Brand New Heavies, Take 6, and many more! Check out the full TALENT LINEUP.

Click the video below to see highlights from the 2016 festival! See more video footage from the festival on our Capital Jazz TV channel at


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.


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Sailing from Miami to Cuba!

February 19-26, 2017


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Capital Jazz presents

The SuperCruise X

11th Annual SuperCruise

Sailing from New York City!

September 24-October 1, 2017



2017 Talent Lineup

Coming in March 2017!