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SummerArts: Jazz

Atlanta Jazz Festival (Atlanta, GA)

Woodruff Park, Auburn Avenue NE & Peachtree Street NE

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(May 26-28, 2012) The Atlanta Jazz Festival is a three-day event, begun in 1977, that takes place over Memorial Day weekend. Most recently, the festival expanded to a 31-day event commemorating its 31st anniversary and brought some of America’s top talent to the stage in the Big Peach. The festival is traditionally held in Woodruff Park in the heart of downtown Atlanta. Past performers have included Tito Puente, Lena Horne, McCoy Tyner, and, of course, Ray Charles.

Atlanta Jazz Festival Information

  • Public Transportation: Good (a 2-minute walk from buses 3, 16, and 110 at Peachtree Center Avenue NE/Auburn Avenue NE; and a 3-minute walk from buses 32, 51, 155, and 186 and the Gold, Red, Blue, and Green Lines at the Five Points Station)
  • Handicapped Accessibility: Good
  • Performances/Programs: Three days of performances every Memorial Day weekend. Approximately 20 performances are presented during the festival
  • Ticket Prices: Free.