The 42nd annual Atlanta Jazz Festival will take place May 25 and 26 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. each day at Piedmont Park in Midtown.

The festival is the main event for the city's 31 Days of Jazz events throughout May. Though festival admission is free, some events within the festival are ticketed, including the Vodka & Vegan Lounge, where attendees 21 and over can enjoy vodka-infused cocktails or nonalcoholic soft drinks and vegan meals. Tickets are $100 for a one-day pass and $175 for a two-day pass and can be purchased by visiting www.vodkaandvegan.com.

The 2019 festival features three stages: Meadow, Oak Hill and Park Drive.

Following the May 25 music lineup in the park, the Late Night Jazz Jam will take place at the Park Tavern at 10 p.m. This year’s event features a Herbie Hancock tribute by Lil’ John Roberts and The Senators, including Bill Summers, one of the original members of The Headhunters. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased by visiting www.freshtix.com/events/lnjj2019.

For the first time this year, 10 lucky Atlanta artists will display and sell their work as part of an Art Village Lottery meant to increase the accessibility of little-known Atlanta artists’ works.

Other booths featuring eclectic and handcrafted goods will line the park’s sidewalks, along with a variety of food and drinks available for purchase.

Schedules

  • Occurred Saturday, May 25th, 2019 @ 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
  • Occurred Sunday, May 26th, 2019 @ 11:00 am – 11:00 pm

Everett Catts is news editor of the Northside, Sandy Springs and Vinings Neighbor Newspapers. He is a graduate of Presbyterian College in Clinton, S.C., and grew up in Atlanta.

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