Official Web Site of the Capital Jazz Fest

The jazz festival with soul!


Mark your calendar for our 26th annual festival: June 1-3, 2018! The talent lineup and ticket info will be available in March 2018.

Our 25th annual Capital Jazz Fest took place June 2-4, 2017 at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland and featured nearly 30 national acts on two big stages.

Click the video below to see highlights from the 2017 festival! See more video footage from past Capital Jazz events 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, and meet & greet the artists. And after the show, check out the late night events at our host hotel.

Festival host Marcus Miller talks about the Capital Jazz Fest and other music-related topics with Capital Jazz TV hostess Angela Stribling. Watch more artist interviews on our Capital Jazz TV channel at

Capital Jazz presents
The SuperCruise X

12th Annual SuperCruise

8-day music festival at sea!

Sailing from Fort Lauderdale

January 17-25, 2019

Now sailing on Royal Caribbean!



2018 Talent Lineup

Coming in spring 2018!