Image Atlanta Jazz Festival Celebrates 35 Years of Southern Hospitality and World Class Jazz

Good day to all of our Peach Review readers!-

Atlanta has been buzzing since April 1st and for good reason. We stated back in February that you were going to see an increase in blog postings because the city breaks out of it’s cabin fever mind state and unleashes a barrage of festivals! May will be no different, and the city of Atlanta is now referring to next month as “31 Days of Jazz,” in honor of the Atlanta Jazz Festival.

The Atlanta Jazz Festival has teamed up with parks, restaurants, clubs and venues around Atlanta to host jazz related events for the entire month of May. Imagine this people…. every day a jazz related event? For a month? That means not one person in this city has any excuse to not attend at least…..5 events! (and yes you could see 1, but 31 days of Jazz? If you attended every Saturday of the month thats 4 events right there!)

The Atlanta Jazz Festival is being held on Memorial Day weekend May 26-28 at Piedmont Park in Atlanta. On top of that this year will be the 35th anniversary of the event and what better way to celebrate than packing the entire month of May with pure jazz?!

We are very excited to be covering the AJF (Atlanta Jazz Festival) this year and we have a list of most of the activities for you. To find out more about the festival including artists, contact information, directions, etc, you can visit the Atlanta Jazz Festival website at AJF

Remember, these are just SOME of the many events that are being held during the month of May. Visit the website to get the rundown of everything that’s happening around the city. This list alone provides plenty of activities for you, friends, and family and most of them are free. But again, by visiting the website you can get all the information in full about all of these activities and more. So make sure you visit at least 4! That’s 1 event every weekend! No excuses people, there’s 31 days of events so we’re challenging you to see at least 1 a week! Plus you might run into us while you’re there 🙂

May 1   Rialto Center for the Arts Rialto Jazz for Kids JazzFest, 6p

May 2   Underground Atlanta Eat Street! Food Truck Wednesday, 11a-2p

May 4   Atlanta City Hall Lunchtime Jazz in the Atrium, 11a-2p

May 5   Clark Atlanta University CAU’s Jazz Under The Stars featuring Rachelle Ferrell, 7-10p

May 6   Centennial Park Fiesta Atlanta – Cinco de Mayo Celebration, 10a-7p

May 7   Café 290 Jazz featuring Joe Gransden, 6p-2a

May 9   Sun Dial Restaurant Live Jazz featuring the Mose Davis Trio, 7-11p

May 11   Fernbank Museum Martinis & IMAX featuring the Derryl Rivers Band, 6:30-11p

May 12   Hammonds House Museum Jazz in the Garden featuring the Lucky Street Band, 7-10p

May 13   Acoustix Jazz Restaurant Jazzbeat Sunday featuring Eric Essix, 7:30p

May 18   High Museum of Art Friday Jazz featuring Takana Miyamoto, 5p-Midnight

May 19   Perkerson Park Neighborhood Jazz at Perkerson Park, 2-6p

May 20   Justin’s Restaurant Jazzing with Justin’s, 7p

May 21   Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint All Jazzed Up, 6:30p

May 22   Briza Restaurant Live Jazz @ Renaissance Atlanta Midtown

May 23   Peachtree Center Groovin at Noon, 11:45a-1:45p

May 24   Loews Atlanta Hotel Live @ Loews featuring Ojeda Penn, 8-10p

May 25   Loews Atlanta Hotel AJF Kickoff Cabaret featuring Johnny O’Neal, 7-10p

May 26   Piedmont Park Live Jazz on two stages, 1-11p

May 27   Piedmont Park Live Jazz on two stages, 1-11p

May 27   Loews Atlanta Hotel Late Night Jazz Jam hosted by Jason Orr, 10p-2a

May 28   Piedmont Park Live Jazz on two stages, 1-11p

May 29   Arizona’s Steak House Jazzy Tuesday Night, 7:30p

May 31   Hartsfield-Jackson Airport Jazz at the Airport, 5-7p

A lineup like that is definitely going to make May a month to remember. Again their website is or just click here AJF
Visit their Facebook Page HERE
and you can follow them on Twitter HERE

Sponsors for this year’s festival are The Coca-Cola Company, Publix Super Markets, PNC Bank, Clear, Cartoon Network, Chick-Fil-A, Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau, Loews Atlanta Hotel, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Cayrum, Central Atlanta Progress, Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta, MARTA, Southern Pianos, Lanier Parking, Atlanta Inquirer, Atlanta Tribune, INsite Atlanta’s Entertainment Monthly, The Atlanta Journal & Constitution, Uptown Magazine, Atlanta Daybook, Rolling Out,, V103, 1380 WAOK, WCLK Jazz 91.9 and 89.3FM WRFG.

Make sure to tell all your friends about the “31 Days of Jazz” and remember that Memorial Day weekend is a great time to come and visit Atlanta. Let’s celebrate 35 years of jazz festivities together!


The official sponsor hotel of the AJF is the Loews Hotel in midtown (1065 Peachtree Street).  They are offering a $139 per night rate during the festival — you just have to ask for the Atlanta Jazz Festival rate.  They are located two blocks from the entrance to Piedmont Park, so it’s very convenient.

Also if you’d like to see who’s performing this year click HERE

2 thoughts on “Atlanta renames the month of May “31 Days of Jazz” !!!!”
  1. Tell me which are the best jazz clubs of Atlanta (general program over the year, the way musicians are treated (in a very good way of course 🙂 ) the warm welcome of the audience…) and I can add them on the lists of my blog ! The purpose of the lists is not to make a compilation but to take the best ones. Thank you for you help and for sharing with us these info about the festival !

    Enjoy your jazzy day,


    1. Hey Celine! Dante’s Down the Hatch and Cafe 290 are 2 fun places to go! 😀 Sorry it took so long for the reply! Make sure to check out our 31 days of Jazz here in Atlanta starting in 2 days! 🙂

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