COVID UPDATE: Our 28th annual Capital Jazz Fest, originally scheduled for June 2020, then rescheduled for June 2021, is being postponed again due to the continued temporary closure of Merriweather Post Pavilion. We will be rescheduling the festival for the fall of 2021. Stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks.

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28th Annual Capital Jazz Fest

June 5-7, 2020
The jazz festival with soul!

Our 28th Annual Capital Jazz Fest is coming on June 5-7, 2020 to Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland. More details coming this spring!

Check out our highlight video from the 2019 festival!

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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.

See what festival patrons are saying about the Capital Jazz Fest…

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