Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival

You don’t have to be a seasoned Jazz musician to love one of Pittsburgh’s coolest and funkiest summer festivals.

Join us June 15-17, for the Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival presented by Citizens Bank, when Downtown Pittsburgh is transformed into a huge jazz club complete with jam sessions, beer gardens, and concerts that will keep you vibing all weekend long.  With laid-back and intimate settings for some of the most highly anticipated Pittsburgh jazz performances of the year, it’s an event you won’t want to miss.

The two days of the Jazz Festival are jam-packed with music, food, and good fun. Between free and ticketed events at the August Wilson Center and beyond, the festival will feature master classes, artist talks, as well as concerts from over 140 local and international artists including Marcus Miller, Shemekia Copeland, Kenny Garrett, Polly Gibbons, Terri Lyne Carrington, Cory Henry & the Funk Apostles, Noel Quintana, DJ Selecta, the University of Pittsburgh Jazz Ensemble and much more.

Festival Highlights

A program of the African American Cultural Center, this year’s 8th annual festival will take place on Liberty Avenue. As always, the kick-off event will be the free JazzFest Crawl throughout Downtown Pittsburgh which will feature regional jazz artists from 5:30pm – 9:00pm, as well as a ticketed opening night concert at the August Wilson Center with Marcus Miller at 7:00pm, followed by the Taste of Jazz party which will feature samples from over 17 Pittsburgh restaurants and live music performances in diverse styles ranging from salsa to classic R&B.

Don’t miss this truly unique Pittsburgh event and be sure to check out the Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival website for details. . You even get an early-listen to some of the artists on the #PGHJazzFest 2018 Spotify Playlist.