Official Site of the

30th Annual Capital Jazz Fest

The jazz festival with soul!
June 2-4, 2023

Thank you!

Mark your calendar for the 30th edition of our Capital Jazz Fest…coming to Merriweather Post Pavilion on June 2-4, 2023!

Talent lineup and ticket information coming in spring 2023. Stay tuned to this web site for more details!

Check out our highlight video from last year’s festival!

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Artist Interviews from the 2022 Festival

What is the Capital Jazz Fest?

Each year in 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 outdoor 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  music on the planet!

In-between musical sets, enjoy the juried craft vendors 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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