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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

INTERNATIONAL STAGE

1:30pm - Edmar Castañeda Trio

3:30pm - Somi

5:30pm  - Eldar Trio

MAIN STAGE

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

INTERNATIONAL STAGE

1:30pm  - Ali Amr

3:30pm - Diego Figueiredo Trio

5:30pm - Cyrille Aimée

MAIN STAGE

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.