UPDATED: The Atlanta Jazz Festival 2022 lineup has been modified, and the info below reflects the most current info.
The Atlanta Jazz Festival is back live and in person in 2022!
The iconic event is one of the largest FREE jazz fests in the nation, and it’s happening Memorial Day Weekend at Piedmont Park. All the details are below.
Over the years the Atlanta Jazz Festival has been backdrop to musical legends such as Miles Davis, Dizzie Gillespie and Nina Simone.
The festival includes an Artist Market, featuring arts and crafts, collectibles, vintage items, and local goods.
There will also be plenty of food vendors throughout the festival.
Check out our complete guide to all the spring festivals this year in Atlanta & suburbs!
Here’s what’s new for 2022
Note: we received this info in a press statement.
The 45th Atlanta Jazz Festival will return to Piedmont Park from Saturday, May 28th thru Monday, May 30th, 2022.
This year’s event has extended to three days, but everything is happening on just one stage, to highlight the individual musicians.
You’ll have the opportunity this year to access a special viewing area by buying a Jazz Pass — a major change to a festival that has always been completely free. We’ll update with more info when we can find out the price, etc.
Other highlights of the 2022 Atlanta Jazz Festival:
- Expanded Kid Zone led by two-time Grammy-nominated trumpeter, composer, and bandleader Russell Gunn
- Jazz 101 Education Workshops at Park Tavern
- Late Night Jazz Concert at Park Tavern
Atlanta Jazz Festival 2022 Lineup
This year’s event uses just one stage, the Meadow Stage in Piedmont Park.
See the musician line-up online
Saturday, May 28th
Kebbi Williams and the Wolfpack
Tia Fuller’s Intersections
Sunday, May 29th
The Baylor Project
Warren Wolf & The Pack
Eddie Palmieri Afro Caribbean Jazz Septet
Monday, May 30th
(Note that George Benson was previously scheduled to perform in this time slot, but has had to withdraw from the festival for undisclosed reasons.)
Get more info on the festival website
Getting there and parking
As always, it’s better not to bring a car into Midtown on a festival weekend, if you can possibly avoid it. Not only is the traffic congested, but parking is difficult.
If you don’t want to be towed or ticketed, PLEASE don’t park illegally.
If you live in one of the BeltLine-connected neighborhoods, it’s an easy walk along the Eastside Trail to Piedmont Park.
But it’s quite easy to take MARTA to the festival.
MARTA has an excellent, detailed guide with step-by-step walking directions from the rail stations, as well as the bus routes that get you closer to the park. View it online.
It’s an easy 15 to 20 minute walk to Piedmont Park from either Arts Center Station or Midtown Station.
You can park your car for FREE at the following rail stations:
- Sandy Springs
- North Springs
- College Point
- East Point
- West End
TIP: Purchase a Breeze Card in advance if you don’t have one. If you do, add a round trip fare online, so you don’t have to wait at a fare machine. Remember, trains run every 20 minutes on the weekend. The MARTA ON THE GO app can put train schedules in your pocket!
You may also be interested in these FREE summer concert series:
Wine Down Weekends at City Winery
Norcross Summer Concert Series
Avalon Nights Live
Oakhurst Jazz Nights
Concerts by the Springs in Sandy Springs
Sunset Sessions at Park Tavern
Block Party on Main in Duluth
First Fridays in Canton
Chamblee Summer Concert Series
Brooke Street Park Summer Concerts in Alpharetta
More upcoming FREE outdoor concerts in Atlanta, by date:
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