The Atlanta Jazz Festival 2017 Lineup Announced

by Raheem Karim
The Atlanta Jazz Festival 2017

The Atlanta Jazz Festival 2017 lineup was announced today at Atlanta City Hall. This year will mark the 40th Anniversary for the Memorial Day weekend festival.

The free, annual gathering in Piedmont Park will take place May 26-28. To commemorate the milestone anniversary, this year will also feature 40 Days of Jazz (leading up to the Memorial Day festival. Music and activities launch April 21 with an art gallery opening at Arnika Dawkins Gallery.

The main headliners for this year’s festival will feature, The Robert Glasper Experiment, Macy Gray, and Freddy Cole, along with a host of other great artist.

a 40th anniversary coffee table book – a photo compilation of the history of the festival – has been produced by the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs and can be purchased for $65.

In 2016, the Atlanta Jazz Festival had 150,000 attendees and a $15.5 million total economic impact.

Check out The Atlanta Jazz Festival 2017 full lineup below and for more information visit www.atlantafestivals.com.

Here is the complete lineup for The Atlanta Jazz Festival 2017.

FRIDAY, May 26

Legends Stage

7 p.m. – The Pedrito Martinez Group

9 p.m. – Robert Glasper Experiment

SATURDAY, May 27

Legends Stage

1 p.m. – The Allan Harris Band

3 p.m. – Regina Carter: Simply Ella

5 p.m. – Randy Weston’s African Rhythms Quintet

7 p.m. – Reńe Marie and Experiment in Truth

9 p.m. – Charles Lloyd Sky Trio

Contemporary Stage

1:30 p.m. – Moonchild

3:30 p.m. – Nik West

5:30 p.m. – Nicholas Payton Afro-Caribbean Mixtape

7:30 p.m. – Macy Gray

Next Gen Stage

12:30 p.m. – Little Tybee

2:30 p.m. – Harriet Tubman: The Band

4:30 p.m. – Deva Mahal

6:30 p.m. – Marquis Hill Blacktet

Late Night Jazz Jam // Park Tavern at Piedmont Park

11 p.m. – The Miles Davis Electric Band Tribute All Star Jam with Lil’ John Roberts feat. Russell Gunn and Miles Davis band member Mino Cinelu

SUNDAY, May 28

Legends Stage

1 p.m. – Dwight Andrews

3 p.m. – Joe Jennings & Howard Nicholson’s Life Force

5 p.m. – Celebrating Sarah: Kathleen Bertrand & Friends Honor Sarah Vaughan

7 p.m. – The Joe Gransden Big Band with Audrey Shakir

8 p.m. – The Ojeda Penn Experience

9 p.m. – Freddy Cole

Contemporary Stage

1:30 p.m. – Frank Houston

2:15 p.m. – Kemba Cofield

3 p.m. – Darren English

3:45 p.m. – Cleveland P. Jones

4:30 p.m. – Julie Dexter and Jacob Deaton Duo featuring Rasheeda Ali

5:15 p.m. – Mamaniji Azanyah & Mastery

6:15 p.m. – Russell Gunn & African Drums meets Kebbi Williams’ Wolf Pack

7:30 p.m. – Mausiki Scales & Common Ground featuring Giwayen Mata

Next Gen Stage

12:30 p.m. – Rialto Jazz for Kids

2:30 p.m. – Danii Roundtree

4:30 p.m. – Brenda Nicole Moorer

6:30 p.m. – Tivon Pennicott Quartet

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