Archive for April 26, 2012

The 45th annual Hampton Jazz Festival will be held June 22, 23 and 24. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Friday, 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Doors open 1 hour prior to performance. Tickets are $56.50  per seat, per performance. Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Saturday, March 31 from Ticketmaster, the Hampton Coliseum box office and by calling 1-800-745-3000. Go here to buy online. This 45th annual Hampton Jazz Festival returns to Hampton, Virginia for yet another soulful weekend of unforgettable entertainment. This highly anticipated event will feature the top jazz, pop, R&B, and blues performers in the nation

Partially bordered by the Hampton Roads harbor and Chesapeake Bay, Hampton, with the 344,000 sq. ft. Hampton Roads Convention Center, is located in the center of the Hampton Roads metropolitan area. Hampton is the site of America’s first continuous English-speaking settlement and is home to such visitor attractions as the Virginia Air & Space Center and Riverside IMAX ® Theater, Hampton History Museum, harbor tours and cruises, Hampton University Museum, Fort Monroe, award-winning Hampton Coliseum, The American Theatre, among others.

Here’s the full lineup:

Friday, June 22, 7:30 p.m.

Charlie Wilson

Natalie Cole

Norman Brown & Gerald Albright

Alex Boyd

Saturday, June 23, 2012, 7 p.m.

Kenny G



Will Downing

Sunday, June 24, 2 p.m.

Jill Scott


Dave Koz & Candy Dulfer


Hampton Jazz Festival, Hampton Coliseum, 1000 Coliseum Dr, Hampton, Virginia  (Newport News, Norfolk areas)