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For over 30 years the Jazz Fest has become one of the largest jazz festivals in the country offering a fun and vibrant street festival atmosphere and this year you can experience it throughout 15 blocks of downtown. 2019 Jacksonville Jazz Festival lineup . May 21, 2019 at 10:30 am EDT By Rich Jones. To buy Jacksonville Jazz Festival 2019 Lineup Schedul The full performance schedule with times and locations is available at the Jazz Fest’s website. Lane closed due to construction work on US-441 Martin Luther King Blvd both ways from 163rd Ln to I-75 Exit 399. Gladys Knight and Brian Culbertson will be the headliners at this year’s Jacksonville Jazz Festival that will be held on Memorial Day weekend, May 23 – 26.

Jacksonville Jazz Fest lineup features Gladys Knight, Brian Culbertson and more. Gladys Knight and Brian Culbertson will be headlers at the 2019 Jacksonville Jazz Festival. Sign up below to be added to our mailing list for the latest news updates, access to exclusive contests, and more! The Ritz Theatre & Museum, Breezy Jazz Club on West Adams Street, and the Omni Hotel will also host events as part of the festival. Pop-Up Jazz HD Radio Channel Launches Ahead Of The Festival. WJCT has also launched a 24/7 jazz channel on FM HD Radio 89.9-4. One lane closed due to construction work on US-1 both ways from Woodland Ave to Aldenham Ln. The streets of downtown Jacksonville were filled with fragrant smells, harmonious tunes and hundreds of music lovers as Jacksonville Jazz Festival 2019 weekend went full swing Friday. Best known for her hit with the Pips, “Midnight Train to Georgia,” Knight gained widespread fame and is known as the Empress of Soul.

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As in years past, the festival will kick off with a piano competition Thursday night. Jacksonville, FL — Music legend Gladys Knight will headline the 2019 Jacksonville Jazz Festival in Downtown on Memorial Day weekend. It will be held at the Florida Theatre. Les DeMerle President and Artistic Director of the Amelia Island Jazz Festival. Go VIP The Jacksonville Jazz Festival is free, but those looking for the ultimate fan experience can upgrade to the VIP Experience for one day ($89-$169) or all three days ($279-$349). Your browser does not support HTML5 audio. HD Radio comes standard in many newer automobiles and home receivers. Are you all jazzed up? First Coast Forecast: Tropical Storm Watch for portions of the First Coast, Eta impacts on Thursday, Veterans Day Parade in Downtown Jacksonville honors those who've served, Tracking the Tropics: Eta spreading gusty winds and heavy squalls onshore the west coast of Florida, Georgia at Missouri postponed due to COVID-19, NBA approves 72-game season starting Dec. 22, Secretary of State says Georgia will do hand recount, Watch: Clay County officials host news conference ahead of Hurricane Eta. From November 8 to 15, 2020, be a part of history as Jazz Festivals across the country join forces to present top jazz talent performing online.

All Rights Reserved. The full lineup was announced today for the annual music event May 23-26. Everything you love about and more! By using this website, you accept the terms of our Visitor Agreement and Privacy Policy, and understand your options regarding Ad Choices. This seven-time Grammy winner has enjoyed #1 hits in pop, R&B and Adult Contemporary, and has triumphed in film, television and live performance. Pop Up Jazz on 89.9 FM HD4 is now on the air. Share currently playing on Facebook (Opens a new window), Share currently playing on Twitter (Opens a new window), Jacksonville’s Morning News with Rich Jones, Weather Alert: Click here for affected counties. You should be because the initial Jacksonville Jazz Fest lineup announcement was released today and the main act is turning heads. Hopefully, we will see everyone in person and virtually at our next Amelia Island Jazz Festival event on February 13 – the 2021 Big Band Bash Scholarship Benefit Dinner Dance at the OMNI Amelia Island Resort! WJCT has also launched a 24/7 jazz channel on FM HD Radio 89.9-4. Tap on any of the buttons below to download our app. Gladys Knight, known as the "Empress of Soul", will be headlining the May festival. Jazz, funk and R&B artist Brian Culbertson is known for smooth jazz hits like “Always Remember” and “Hookin’ Up.”.

We're calling it Pop-Up Jazz to help get you in the mood for the big jazz festival," said WJCT Radio Manager David Luckin, who curated the channel.

We'd like to hear from you. The Jacksonville Jazz Fest, which started in 1981, has become one of the largest jazz festivals in the country. The full lineup … Jacksonville Jazz Festival (performers) & WJCT News (Jazz Station), The Noel Freidline Quartet with Maria Howell, The Delfini Jazz Sextet feat. Notifications can be turned off anytime in the browser settings. WJCT has launched a 24/7 HD radio jazz channel at 89.9-4. The full lineup of performers on two stages include: Brian Culbertson, Monty Alexander, Alfredo Rodriguez Trio, Greg Adams and East Bay Soul, Avery*Sunshine, Moonchild, Amina Scott, Brass-A-Holics and LPT. The festival will be May 23 - 26, 2019 with three stages of live entertainment, local food, drinks, shopping and more in Downtown Jacksonville. Please stay healthy and stay tuned for more details on our Facebook page and on our website. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images For dcp) (Kevin Winter). Photos: Gladys Knight through the years LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 09: Gladys Knight performs onstage during the 2018 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on October 9, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. You may be offline. Jacksonville, FL — Music legend Gladys Knight will headline the 2019 Jacksonville Jazz Festival in Downtown on Memorial Day weekend. “We've got 4,000 songs in rotation. Every Memorial Day Weekend since 1981, thousands of Jazz lovers from across the nation gather in Downtown Jacksonville to celebrate the music, culture and art of Jazz by the river. A Second Line Jazz Parade will be held on Saturday, May 25, at the corner of Broad and Adams streets. Luckin said he’d love to hear from listeners who enjoy the channel at Jacksonville University jazz faculty and alumni, The University of North Florida Jazz Ensemble.

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Enable our Skill today to listen live at home on your Alexa Devices! © Cox Media Group. Friday through Sunday most of the music will be heard at the two main stages, which are at Hemming Park and in front of the Duval County Courthouse. Le Festival International de Jazz de Montréal participates at the Canadian Online Jazz Festival! WJCT's HD channels are not available on older AM/FM analog radios. More acts are expected to be announced in the coming week. Gladys Knight and Brian Culbertson will be headlers at the 2019 Jacksonville Jazz Festival.