Official Web Site of the Capital Jazz Fest

The jazz festival with soul!


Our 25th annual Capital Jazz Fest will take place June 2-4, 2017 at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland and will feature nearly 30 national acts on two big stages. Tickets will go on sale Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 12:00 noon ET.

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Click the video below to see highlights from last year's 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.


Capital Jazz presents

The SuperCruise X

11th Annual SuperCruise

Sailing from New York City!

September 24-October 1, 2017



2017 Talent Lineup

George Benson

Corinne Bailey Rae

Anthony Hamilton

Chris Botti


Sheila E


“West Coast Jam” feat.
   Rick Braun, Norman
   Brown, Richard Elliot

Avery Sunshine

El DeBarge

“After All”: A Capital Jazz
   Tribute to Al Jarreau


Lee Ritenour

The Whispers

Candy Dulfer

Loose Ends

“Jazz Funk Soul” feat.
   Jeff Lorber, Chuck
   Loeb, Everette Harp

Kirk Whalum

Kelly Price

Pieces of a Dream


Algebra Blessett

Nathan East

Lindsey Webster