This is the jazz festival with a soul! Don’t miss the Annual Capital Jazz Fest Weekend Getaway!! This is the place where Cool Jazz and Soul Music collide. A weekend of fun, Cool Jazz and R&B with a ton of head-turning performers. This multi-stage outdoor music festival is more than just a concert – It’s an Event! It’s a place to eat, drink, shop, mingle, relax, soak in the rays and of course, hear some of the coolest music LIVE! In-between musical sets, you can enjoy fine arts and crafts at the Festival Marketplace, culinary treats by the on-site food vendors, plus workshops and don’t miss the meet & greets with your favorite artists.
Capital Jazz festival 2022 celebrates 29 incredible years of bringing music lovers from around the country to Columbia, MD. The official Festival kickoff evening event on Friday, June 3rd is the Indie Soul Showcase over at the Live! Casino & Hotel in Hanover, Maryland, and features, non-other than, The HamilTones, Shayna Steele, Lori Williams, Regina Troupe, and Cecily. The first full day of the festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland, on Saturday, June 4th, is Soulful Saturday, and features Faith Evans, Common, Cory Henry, Musiq Soulchild, Dwele, Adeline, Keyshia Cole, Deborah Cox, and Tribute to Teena Marie. Don’t forget to head on over to the Late-Night Dance Party, the Official After-Party of the 2022 Capital Jazz Fest, back at Live! Casino & Hotel and featuring DJ Jazzy Jeff & Rakim. Finally, Jazzy Sunday rolls around, back at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Sunday June 5th, featuring superb sets from Chaka Khan, Tower of Power, Butcher Brown, Ledisi, Naturally 7, Maysa, Jeffrey Osborne, Damien Escobar, and The String Queens. In-between musical sets, enjoy the juried craft vendors at the Festival Marketplace, culinary treats at the food court, and meet & greet the artists.
Capital Jazz always brings the best performers to the stage, from past performances by Marcus Miller, Boney James, Brian Culbertson, Avery Sunshine, Kem, Pieces of a Dream, The Whispers, Charlie Wilson, Gregory Porter, Fantasia, Gerald Albright, Anita Baker, Damien Escobar, Ledisi & New Edition just to name a few. There is no better way to start your summer, and it’s a soul lover’s dream! Each year in June, tens of thousands of music lovers from throughout the country flock to the suburbs of Washington, D.C. to attend, “the jazz festival with soul.” The festival originally started in 1993 and every year since then it has attracted hundreds of thousands of people. Locals and tourists fill the town to enjoy quality music shows and lot of surprises. It’s a place to people-watch, eat, drink, shop, mingle, relax, soak in the rays, make new friends, and of course hear some of the coolest music on the planet! However, demand for accommodation can be higher than usual, therefore it is advisable to check hotel prices and make reservations ahead of time. Use our handy hotel search on the right to find the perfect place for your weekend of Jazz. The festival is not just about concerts alone but is an event that brings together jazz and soul lovers from all over US to come and enjoy quality music, good food and drinks, parties and the festive atmosphere.