'til the 2019 Capital Jazz Fest

Official Site of the

27th Annual Capital Jazz Fest

June 7-9, 2019
The jazz festival with soul!

Our 27th annual Capital Jazz Fest took place on June 7-9, 2019 at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland. Mark your calendar for next year's festival:

28th Annual Capital Jazz Fest
June 5-7, 2020

Check out our highlight video from the 2019 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.


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