Mark your calendar for next year's festival - June 5-7, 2015!
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The jazz festival with soul!


Our 22nd annual Capital Jazz Fest took place June 6-8, 2014 at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland and featured nearly 30 national acts on two big stages. The Pavilion Stage featured contemporary jazz and adult contemporary artists, whereas The Symphony Woods Stage showcased classic soul and alternative soul. The 2014 talent lineup included Kem, Dianne Reeves, Rick Braun, Chaka Khan, Incognito, The O'Jays, Rachelle Ferrell, Faith Evans, Michael Franks, and many more, including a special 2-hour tribute to the legendary George Duke and a special "Friday Night Soul" concert featuring Erykah Badu and John Legend, plus our annual "Catch A Rising Star" showcase of up-and-coming jazz and soul music artists.

See you in 2015 at our 23rd annual Capital Jazz Fest on June 5-7!

Click the video below to see highlights from our sold-out 2014 festival!

Click the video below to see more highlights from our sold-out 2014 festival!


What is the Capital Jazz Fest?

Each year in early June, tens of thousands of music lovers from throughout the country flock to the suburbs of Washington, D.C. to attend this weekend of cool jazz and soul — The Capital Jazz Fest. Started in 1993, this multi-day, multi-stage outdoor music festival, which attracts music lovers from 44 states, is more than just a concert, it's an event! It's a place to people-watch, eat, drink, shop, mingle, relax, soak in the rays, and of course hear some of the coolest music performed by artists whom you won't see anywhere else in the Washington-Baltimore area this summer.

In-between musical sets, enjoy fine art and crafts at the Festival Marketplace, culinary treats at the food court, plus artist workshops and meet & greets.  And after the show, check out the late night after-parties.

Capital Jazz Radio.....Jazz That Rocks!
*** Official radio station of the Capital Jazz Fest ***

So you think jazz radio has gotten a little too "smooth"? Then check out jazz that rocks on Capital Jazz Radio, a cool mix of groove-oriented jazz and instrumental funk, unlike anything you'll hear elsewhere. Streaming 24 hours a day in high-quality 128k stereo. Featured artists include Down to the Bone, Paul Hardcastle, Roy Ayers, Jeff Lorber, Incognito, Urban Knights, etc. New songs added weekly! Tune in now to Capital Jazz Radio at  It's free! Hi-speed Internet connection required.

Capital Jazz presents

The SuperCruise IX

The Jazz Cruise With Soul!
8 days and nights of concerts, parties, jam sessions, comedy, dancing, sun and fun!
Sailing from San Juan, P.R. to Barbados, Martinique, Grenada, and Tobago
October 24-November 1, 2015

Click here for more info


23rd Annual
Capital Jazz Fest

Coming June 5-7, 2015!