Posts Tagged ‘Capital Jazz Fest 2011’

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 this weekend of cool jazz and soul — The Capital Jazz Fest. Started in 1993, this multi-day, multi-stage outdoor music festival, which attracts music lovers from 44 states, 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, and of course hear some of the coolest music performed by artists whom you won’t see anywhere else in the Washington-Baltimore area this summer.

In-between musical sets, enjoy fine art and crafts at the Festival Marketplace, culinary treats at the food court, plus artist workshops and meet & greets. And after the show, check out the late night after-parties.

FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2011

7:30pm – 10:30pm

(Gates open 6:30pm)

Special Event!

PAVILION STAGE

An Evening of Jazz & Funk featuring…

Herbie Hancock

David Sanborn

Marcus Miller

George Duke

10:30pm-1:30am at The Marriott BWI Hotel

Mix & Mingle Reception featuring The Urban Guerilla Orchestra

Free event!

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SATURDAY, JUNE 4, 2011

12 noon – 10pm

(Gates open 10am)

PAVILION STAGE

Natalie Cole

Boney James

Phil Perry

Hiroshima

Jonathan Butler

Alex Bugnon

“Catch A Rising Star” Showcase

featuring Lynne Fiddmont and Antone “Chooky” Caldwell

SOUL STAGE

Larry Graham & Graham Central Station

Dwele

Soul II Soul featuring Jazzie B & Caron Wheeler

Will Downing

Goapele

10:30pm-3:00am at The Marriott BWI Hotel

Late Night Dance Party & Jam

Come eat, drink, dance, and mingle with Capital Jazz fans from across the country!

Two ballrooms of entertainment with live DJ, hot and cold buffet, plus late night jam with Spur of the Moment!

This is a ticketed event

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SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2011

12 noon – 10pm

(Gates open 10am)

PAVILION STAGE

Take 6

R&R featuring Rick Braun & Richard Elliot

Michael Franks

Najee

Patti Austin

“Catch A Rising Star” Showcase

featuring Kevin Whalum and Oli Silk

SOUL STAGE

War

Chrisette Michele

Chuck Brown

Bilal

Oleta Adams

Ruben Studdard

To see the complete festival talent lineup, please visit www.capitaljazz.com.

Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia, Maryland

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