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We are just 1 month away from the most anticipated 30 days in Atlanta! During the month of May, residents enjoy 30 days of Jazz and the Atlanta Jazz Festival over the Memorial Day Holiday. After Thursday’s press conference, the full schedule has been announced:

The Atlanta Jazz Festival is FREE and open to the public. Here’s the schedule in Piedmont Park:

Friday, May 22

Main Stage:

7:00 pm Mad Satta

9:00 pm Thundercat

Saturday, May 23

Local Stage:

12:30 pm Tri-Cities High School Jazz Band

2:30 pm Jessie Davis & the Nebraska Jones Experiment

4:30 pm Kenosha Kid

6:30 pm Wolfpack ATL

International Stage:

1:30 pm North Atlanta Center for the Arts Jazz Band

3:30 pm Dida

5:30 pm Banda Magda

7:30 pm Alfredo Rodriguez Trio

Main Stage:

1:00 pm Contemporary Violinist Daniel D.

3:00 pm The Rad Trads

5:00 pm Marcus Strickland Twi-Life

7:00 pm Otis Brown III

9:00 pm Derrick Hodge

Sunday, May 24

Local Stage:

12:30 pm Joe Gransden and his Big Band

2:30 pm Mastery

4:30 pm Jeff Sparks

6:30 pm Tony Hightower

International Stage:

1:30 pm Fernanda Noronha

3:30 pm Strings from Haiti 

5:30 pm Emrah Kotan

7:30 pm Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra 

Main Stage:

1:00 pm Navy Band Southeast: VIP Protocol Combo

3:00 pm Four Women: A Tribute to Nina Simone – Featuring Kathleen Bertrand, Julie Dexter, Rhonda Thomas and Terry Harper

5:00 pm Nettwork Trio: Charnett Moffett, Stanley Jordan, and Jeff “Tain” Watts

7:00 pm Diane Schuur

9:00 pm Pharoah Sanders Quartet featuring Kurt Rosenwinkel

As always the festival is FREE and takes place in Piedmont Park. The hours for this year will go as follows:

Friday- 6p – 11p

Saturday & Sunday- 11a – 11p

There will be plenty of art, shopping, and food vendors available, but remember not to bring pets, stake-tents, and you aren’t allowed to grill. We HIGHLY suggest taking MARTA to the Jazz Festival. We take it every year and it really is the best option. It will be extremely difficult to find parking, the holiday traffic will be heavy, and you’ll be stopping for pedestrians every few feet.

For a full list of rules, artists, and so forth, you can visit

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