Syracuse M&T 31st Annual Jazz Fest July 4th – July 6th

Jamesville Beach Park will host this year’s Syracuse Jazz Fest. Taking place July 4th-6th, admission: is FREE for all events, Concerts & Shows. Headliners include: The Doobie Brothers, Taylor Dayne and Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Also on the bill this summer are locals, Sophistafunk.
Event Parking: is not free. There is an event  parking fee for all  vehicles. This is not an admission charge. It ‘s an event parking fee.
Coolers: are permitted but please do NOT bring any alcoholic beverages to the site, or on to the grounds.
Open Seating Policy: Syracuse Jazz Fest has an open-seating policy. on a first come-first seated basis. Some seating will be provided, but please bring your own lawn chairs.
Performance Start Times: As an outdoor music festival, we’re weather-dependent. We’re also not a concert. We are an all-day festival with many groups performing. Sometimes weather and encores have us running behind, but we try to stay pretty close to the published schedule as much as possible. However, because of weather and spontanaity, everything schedule-wise is subject to change.

Pets: no pets please

Thursday, July 4th

2:00 pm ~ Gates Open, Paradise Food Court, Constellation Wine Court, Crafts Village

VERIZON MAIN STAGE Schedule & Lineup
(All performance times are tentative, subject to change)

4:00 pm to 4:30 pm     ~  Syracuse Parks & Recreation Stan Colella All Star Band ( under the direction of Joe Carello )
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm     ~  West Coast Cool w/ Manhattan Transfer’s Cheryl Bentyne and Mark Winkler & the Rick Montalbano Trio
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
     ~  Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band (I.S.B.)
8:00 pm to 9:00 pm     ~  Preservation Hall Jazz Band
9:00 pm to 9:30 pm     ~  Free Price Chopper Fireworks Display
9:30 pm to 11:00 pm   ~ THE DOOBIE BROTHERS

Friday, July 5th

2:00 pm ~ Gates Open, Paradise Food Court, Constellation Wine Court, Crafts Village

VERIZON MAIN STAGE Schedule & Lineup
(All performance times are tentative, subject to change)

3:00 pm to 3:30 pm  ~  Paul V Moore HS Vocal Jazz Ensemble ( under the direction of Dennis Goettel )
4:00 pm to 4:30 pm  ~  Fayetteville-Manlius HS Jazz Ensemble ( under the direction of John Jeanneret and Rebecca Bizup )
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm  ~  Giacomo Gates Sponsored by the Central NY Community Foundation
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm  ~  Sophistafunk
8:00 pm to 9:00 pm  ~  The Yellowjackets ( w/ Russell Ferrante Bob Mintzer, Will Kennedy & Felix Pastorius )
9:30 pm to Closing THE GRANDMOTHERS OF INVENTION
( 20th Anniversary Frank Zappa Memorial Barbecue w/ Original Mothers Don Preston, Tom Fowler, and Napoleon Murphy Brock )

Saturday, JULY 6th

2:00 pm ~ Gates Open, Paradise Food Court, Constellation Wine Court, Crafts Village

VERIZON MAIN STAGE Schedule & Lineup
(All performance times are tentative, subject to change)

3:00 pm to 3:30 pm  ~  Liverpool HS Stage Band ( under the direction of Stephen Salem )
4:00 pm to 4:30 pm  ~  Oswego HS Jazz Ensemble ( under the direction of Stephen Defren )
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm  ~  Five To Life: Gospel A Cappella
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm  ~  The Brubeck Brothers Quartet (BBQ) Tribute To Dave Brubeck
8:00 pm to 9:00 pm  ~  Ronnie Laws
9:30 pm to Closing TAYLOR DAYNE