Atlanta Jazz Festival offers a rhythmic escape Memorial Day weekend

The Thompson and Hollis families hang out in their tent, ready for a night full of music during the Atlanta Jazz Festival in Piedmont Park on Sunday, September 5, 2021. STEVE SCHAEFER FOR THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

Calling all music enthusiasts and culture aficionados! Brace yourself for an unforgettable experience as the 46th annual Atlanta Jazz Festival swings its way back to Piedmont Park this Memorial Day weekend.

Get your groove on from Saturday, May 27 to Monday, May 29 as this extraordinary event rocks the park from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. daily. As the city embraces the sweet sounds of jazz, locals and visitors alike are treated to a musical feast for the senses. Immerse yourself in the captivating rhythms and experience the cultural tapestry of Atlanta through this iconic festival.

No festival experience is complete without food trucks and refreshing drinks. The Atlanta Jazz Festival delivers on all fronts, from mouthwatering barbecue to flavorful Caribbean delights. And while you’re taking a food break, take a stroll through the vendor booths and discover unique items like captivating art, trendy clothing, and exquisite jewelry. Who knows, you might find the perfect memento to commemorate your jazz-filled weekend.

And for those solely interested in the music, check out the schedule below, as stated in a press release from the festival:

Saturday, May 27

1 p.m. Lakecia Benjamin – jazz, funk, and R&B saxophonist

3 p.m. Tony Hightower – vocalist

5 p.m. David Sanchez – Latin jazz saxophonist

7 p.m. Samara Joy – vocalist

9 p.m. Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with trumpeter Wynton Marsalis

*Late-Night Jazz Concert featuring singer/songwriter Cecily will take place at Park Tavern at 10 pm. This is a ticketed event, and reservations can be made on the festival website.

Sunday, May 28

1 p.m. Sélène Saint-Aimé – afro-French bassist and vocalist

3 p.m. Brandee Younger – contemporary jazz, soul, and funk harpist

5 p.m. Javon Jackson and the Gospel according to Nikki Giovanni – poet and saxophonist

7 p.m. Jose James – hip-hop-infused jazz vocalist

9 p.m. Stanley Clarke – jazz fusion bassist

Monday, May 29

1 p.m. Satya – singer/songwriter

3 p.m. James Francies – pop-influenced jazz pianist

5 p.m. Brenda Nicole Moorer – singer/songwriter

7 p.m. Chief Xian aTunde Adjuah (formerly Christian Scott) – trumpeter and jazz innovator

9 p.m. Ledisi – R&B and jazz vocalist

Don’t miss out on the incredible offerings of the Atlanta Jazz Festival! Visit for more info.

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