June 27, 2017

Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz 2017

The countdown to the Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz 2017 has begun!  One of Connecticut’s biggest summer concerts, the Greater Hartford Festival takes place in downtown Hartford and requires no admission.

Mark your calendar for the Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz 2017!

The 2017 Festival Line Up

Did you know the Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz attracts roughly 70,000 people each year?!

Hartford’s Festival of Jazz begins Friday, July 14th and ends Sunday, July 16th.  A fusion of live music, performances, arts and culture, the festival of jazz has something for everyone.  Experience summer in Connecticut through music and arts during this amazing public event.

via Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz’s Facebook

This year, the Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz features a variety of acts.  Don’t miss live performances from Nelson Garcia, Aziza Miller, Dexter’s Lab, The Sez Zion Jazz Band, Fo/Mo/Deep, Ross Tucker’s Hot Cat Dixieland Jazz Band and more.  Jazz and Strings will present a special performance honoring Ella Fitzgerald’s 100 birthday on the last day of the festival, Sunday, July 16th at 8 p.m.

View the festival’s complete lineup here.

Browse the festival’s marketplace vendors here.

Festival Do’s and Don’ts

via Beat Bike Blog

Enjoy all three days of Hartford’s jazz festival with a few helpful tips.  If this is your first time attending an outdoor concert, have no fear, this list is a great guide.  A few of the tips?  Do bring your dog, a change of clothes for the kids, a camera, lawn chairs and a blanket; do not bring portable gas grills.  Make the most out of your outdoor festival experience with these smart festival do’s and don’ts!