The jazz festival with soul!


Our 23rd annual Capital Jazz Fest takes place June 5-7, 2015 at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland and will feature nearly 30 national acts on two big stages. The Pavilion Stage will feature contemporary jazz and adult contemporary artists, whereas The Symphony Woods Stage showcases soul music artists from the old-school and the new. This year's talent lineup includes Kenny G, Eric Benet, Roy Ayers, Boney James, Naturally 7, George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic, Chrisette Michele, Najee, Michael McDonald, Earl Klugh, Meshell Ndegeoceo, and many more, plus our Friday Night Soul kickoff event starring Maze featuring Frankie Beverly and India Arie, plus our annual "Catch A Rising Star" showcase of up-and-coming artists.

Tickets on sale now!


Click the video below to see highlights from last year's sold-out festival!

Capital Jazz Fest 2014 Video Highlight Reel - Capital Jazz TV

Scenes from our 22nd annual Capital Jazz Fest, June 6-8,


Click the video below to see more highlights from our sold-out 2014 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 IX

The Jazz Cruise With Soul!
8 days and nights of concerts, parties, jam sessions, comedy, dancing, sun and fun!
Sailing from San Juan, P.R. to Barbados, Martinique, Grenada, and Tobago
October 24-November 1, 2015

Click here for more info


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