Atlanta Jazz Festival Piedmont Park Line-Up
Here’s the lineup of free performances in Piedmont Park over Memorial Day Weekend
5/23/2014, 5:38 p.m.
FRIDAY, MAY 23 MAIN STAGE
5pm - YJBC 1st Place Winner: North Atlanta Center for the Arts Jazz Band
7pm - Roberta Gambarini Quartet
9pm - Roy Hargrove Quintet
SATURDAY, MAY 24 LOCAL STAGE
12:30pm - JC Young Middle School Jazz Ensemble
2:30pm - Willie Ziavino and the C.O.T. Band
4:30PM - Brian Hogans Quartet
1:30pm - Edmar Castañeda Trio
3:30pm - Somi
5:30pm - Eldar Trio
1pm - YJBC 2nd Place Winner: Tri-Cities High School Jazz Band
3pm - Rialto Youth Jazz Orchestra
5pm - Ester Rada
7pm - Russell Gunn’s Krunk Jazz Orkestra
9pm - Christian Scott
SUNDAY, MAY 25 LOCAL STAGE
12:30pm - Rialto Jazz for Kids
2:30pm - Darren English Quintet
4:30pm - Kemba Cofield Quartet
1:30pm - Ali Amr
3:30pm - Diego Figueiredo Trio
5:30pm - Cyrille Aimée
1pm - YJBC 3rd Place Winner:
Milton High School Jazz Ensemble
3pm - Airmen of Note
5pm - Freddy Cole Quartet (Read interview online)
7pm - Bill Frisell’s Guitar in the Space Age Featuring Greg Leisz, Tony Scherr
and Rudy Royston
9pm - Ahmad Jamal
AJF37 @ Piedmont Park
The festival returns to beautiful Piedmont Park with three days of music over Memorial Day Weekend :
ADMISSION. The event is FREE and open to the public.
DATES & HOURS. Festival hours in Piedmont Park are Friday, May 23 from 4 -11 pm; Saturday, May 24 from 11 am-11 pm and Sunday, May 25 from 11 am-11 pm.
THREE STAGES. This year there will be three stages in Piedmont Park: the Main Stage, the International Stage and the Local Stage.
TWO KIDZONES. There will be two KidZone areas this year. The Publix Activity KidZone will offer games and interactive play for all ages. The Art KidZone will feature the WeBop Family Jazz Party, education concerts geared toward younger listeners. Swing, dance, and bop with your family to the tunes of Charlie “Bird” Parker. There will also be a Puppet Factory hosted by the Center for Puppetry Arts, face painters and much more!
SHOPPING & FOOD VENDORS. A wide variety of food vendors will tempt your taste buds with BBQ, gyros, burgers, Caribbean foods and more! Browse among the booths for unique items including art, clothing and jewelry.
PARK RULES. There will be NO GRILLING, NO PETS and NO STAKING OF TENTS allowed in Piedmont Park during the festival.
LOCAL TRANSPORTATION. The easiest way to come to the festival is to take MARTA: www.itsMARTA.com. There will be free shuttles running from Midtown and Arts Center MARTA Stations to Piedmont Park every 15 minutes throughout the festival. Also, Atlanta Bicycle Coalition will have a free bike valet for people who wish to bike to the park. The bike valet will be located between the Main Stage and Park Tavern, near the Beltline connection to the park.