'til the 2018 Capital Jazz Fest
'til the 2018 Capital Jazz Fest

Official Site of the

26th Annual Capital Jazz Fest

June 1-3, 2018
The jazz festival with soul!

Tickets for the 2018 Capital Jazz Fest are on sale now! The festival will take place at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland and will feature over 25 national acts on two big stages!

Performing this year will be Anita Baker, Earth, Wind & Fire, Diana Krall, Ledisi, Smokey Robinson, Joss Stone, Damien Escobar, Fantasia, Boney James, Brandy, Snarky Puppy, Larry Graham & Graham Central Station, Keith Sweat, and many more, including a special tribute to the legendary Phyllis Hyman!



NOTE: Tickets for the Sat, June 2 show are sold out

Check out our highlight video from the 2017 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 “the jazz festival with soul”: The Capital Jazz Fest. Started in 1993, this multi-day, multi-stage outdoor music festival, which attracts music lovers nationwide, 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.