Atlanta Jazz Festival


The Atlanta Jazz Festival (AJF) is regarded as one of the largest FREE jazz festivals in the country. An annual celebration of the music, culture and art of jazz begins in April and culminates each Memorial Day weekend, with an outdoor festival in Atlanta’s Piedmont Park, featuring jazz artists from all over the world.

The mission of the AJF is to expose and entertain a diverse audience of Jazz aficionados, young Jazz enthusiasts and aspiring musicians to the rich heritage and variety of Jazz as an authentic form of American music.

The AJF is produced by the City of Atlanta – Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. It is FREE and open to the public. The AJF is funded through the support of corporate sponsorships as well as Atlanta Jazz Festival, Inc., a non-profit entity dedicated to preserving the legacy of the Atlanta Jazz Festival.













During the weeks leading into jazz festival weekend, festival partners from across the city host 31 consecutive days of jazz events closing with the main event in Piedmont Park. From MARTA stations, museums, jazz clubs, and restaurants, the 31 Days of Jazz series provides a little something for every type of jazz lover.

Full lineup of our “31 Days of Jazz” events can be found here.



The Neighborhood Jazz Series takes place at various City of Atlanta parks on select Saturdays and Sundays throughout the month of May leading up to the annual Atlanta Jazz Festival. Each concert is hosted by a different City of Atlanta Council member, family friendly. and FREE to the public.

Full lineup of our Neighborhood Jazz Series concerts can be found here.



Each year, jazz festival attendees can upgrade their festival experience and enjoy premium seating and food from some of the city’s finest restaurants.

Learn more about this year’s VIP Experience by clicking here.



The Late Night Jazz Jam is an intimate and smooth evening with some of Atlanta’s finest jazz musicians. This ode to Atlanta’s classic jazz clubs mixes a bit of contemporary flair and excitement into an elegant evening of velvet-wrapped vibes.

Purchase your tickets to this Atlanta classic here.



The Atlanta Jazz Festival, Incorporated , a 501(c)(3), supports AJF programming through donations and the support of its members, the Atlanta Jazz Festival Society, a philanthropic group comprised of individuals dedicated to the preservation of jazz.


If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for the Atlanta Jazz Festival, contact Monica Prothro at You can also visit the festival’s sponsorship page for more information by clicking here.

The Atlanta Jazz Festival Website