Official Site of the
31st Annual Capital Jazz Fest
The jazz festival with soul!
June 7-9, 2024
Thanks to everyone who attended the 30th edition of our Capital Jazz Fest on June 2-4, 2023! We had three days of lovely weather and amazing music! Hope to see you again in 2024! Mark your calendars for the 31st annual Capital Jazz Fest, June 7-9, 2024!
Held each year during Black Music Month since 1993, the Capital Jazz Fest is one of the longest running festivals in the DMV and one of the premier black music events in the country, featuring over 30 acts over three days. The Pavilion Stage features contemporary jazz, while the Symphony Woods Stage (dark on Friday) features R&B/soul music from the old-school and the new!
Check out the highlight video from the 2023 festival!
See more scenes from the 2023 festival on our Capital Jazz TV page at www.capitaljazz.tv
Interview with Robert Glasper backstage at the 2023 Capital Jazz Fest
See more interviews from the 2023 festival on our Capital Jazz TV page at www.capitaljazz.tv
Artist Interviews from the 2023 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 courts, and interactive Q&A sessions with the artists. And after the show, check out the late-night events at our host hotel.
Over the past 30 years, the festival has showcased a “Who’s Who” of musical talent including everyone from Al Jarreau, Grover Washington, Jr., Nancy Wilson, Ray Charles, Gladys Knight, Isaac Hayes, Anita Baker, Chuck Brown, George Duke, Incognito, and Natalie Cole to Erykah Badu, Snarky Puppy, Musiq Soulchild, Ledisi, Common, India.Arie, Robert Glasper, Mary Mary, and Raphael Saadiq.
See what festival patrons are saying about the Capital Jazz Fest…
our Capital Jazz TV channel at www.capitaljazz.tv.