Getting To The Fest

The Capital Jazz Fest takes place at Merriweather Post Pavilion, located at 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia, Maryland. The venue is 28 miles northeast of Washington, D.C. and 18 miles southwest of Baltimore.


Airport Info

The Capital Jazz Fest is held in Columbia, Maryland, located in the Washington-Baltimore metro area. If you will be arriving by air, please note there are three local airports:

  • Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) 16 miles from Columbia
  • Washington Reagan National Airport (DCA) 38 miles from Columbia
  • Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) 51 miles from Columbia


Driving Directions & Parking

Due to ongoing development in downtown Columbia, parking at Merriweather Post Pavilion is NEW for 2017. For driving directions and new parking info, click below:


For ADA Parking Info and locations, click here.






2017 Talent Lineup

George Benson

Corinne Bailey Rae

Anthony Hamilton

Charlie Wilson

Robin Thicke

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, Everette
   Harp, Paul Jackson, Jr.

Kirk Whalum

Kelly Price

Pieces of a Dream


Algebra Blessett

Nathan East

Dionne Farris

Lindsey Webster