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Experience all Downtown Jacksonville has to offer as it comes alive with the sounds of jazz greats and modern favorites at the 2019 Jacksonville Jazz Festival on Memorial Day weekend. Join the City of Jacksonville May 23 – 26 and experience two stages of live jazz, local food, drinks, shopping and entertainment. Since first taking place in 1981, the Jazz Fest has become one of the largest jazz festivals in the country, offering a fun and vibrant street festival atmosphere, and in 2019 you can experience it throughout 10 blocks of downtown – all for free!

The festival features Marcus Johnson, Jazmin Ghent, The Sax Pack (Jeff Kashiwa, Steve Cole, Kim Waters), Greg Adams, Norman Brown, Avery*Sunshine, Terence Blanchard and the E-Collective, Kirk Whalum, Ledisi, Delfeayo Marsalis Quintet, Brian Culbertson, Gladys Knight and many more!

Thursday, May 23, 2019, 7:00 PM – Sunday, May 26, 2019, 10:00 PM

Downtown Jacksonville, FL 32202, United States

The 43rd Annual Hampton Jazz Festival has announced the lineup of artists to perform at this year’s event.

The Festival will take place over a three-day period at Hampton Coliseum on June 25, 26, 27 and will feature some of the greatest names in R&B, Soul and Smooth Jazz.

Confirmed artists are as follows:

Friday’s lineup features one of HJF’s most beloved artists – Gladys Knight. Appearing with Gladys will be Bubba Knight, Gladys’ brother and one time member of “The Pips.” Making a rare appearance as a solo artist will be Keith Sweat. Also appearing will be festival favorites Dave Koz and Jonathan Butler together again with special guest Sheila E. Their brand of smooth jazz has always delighted HJF fans. Festival “newcomer” Melanie Fiona will also be appearing, whose hit single “It Kills Me” was billboard’s number one R&B song for 5 consecutive weeks.

Saturday’s show features one of R&B’s greatest live performers – Charlie Wilson. His hit single “There Goes My Baby” was Billboard’s number-one hit for 20 weeks. Also appearing is Teena Marie who started her career with R&B legend Rick James. The ladies are sure to love festival first timer Joe, whose R&B ballads will set many hearts aflutter. Rounding out the Saturday show is the jazz group Down to the Bone.

Sunday’s show heralds the return of all time Festival favorite – Maze featuring Frankie Beverly. If you can’t get a groove on with Frankie then you don’t have a groove. Back together and making their HJF debut is En Vogue, one of the biggest female performing groups of all time. Smooth Jazz takes over as Gerald Albright and Kirk Whalum pay tribute to Stax Record Company. Rounding out the Sunday show is Hampton’s own – The Fuzz Band.