The Richmond Jazz Festival, the premier musical event on the east coast, has returned for its seventh year, August 11 – 14th. This year boasts one of the most impressive lineups, featuring names such as Herbie Hancock, The Roots, Al Jarreau, Michael Franks and Esperanza Spalding. Other notable artists include Vanessa Williams, Ramsey Lewis, Diane Schuur, Grace Kelly, Arrested Development, Morris Day and The Time, plus many more noteworthy acts.




Furthemore this year the Richmond Jazz Festival now has an app! (Available for both iOS and Android devices.) Users can connect with other attendees, share and view photos, purchase tickets, view the line-up, get weather updates and more!

In addition to the presenting sponsor Altria, the festival has partnered with Virginia is for Lovers and Dominion as stage sponsors.  Other corporate sponsors include WestRock, Richmond Region Tourism, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, Wells Fargo, Pepsi and Virginia Lottery. Media sponsors include NBC 12, Summit Media and WCVE Public Radio.

 

Official 2016 Richmond Jazz Festival Schedule:

Thursday, August 11th
VMFA | 200 N. Boulevard, Richmond, VA  23220
Jazz Café
Free admission

Thursday, August 11th
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery | 2408-2410 Ownby Lane, Richmond, VA  23220
Hardywood Food Truck Rally
Free admission

Friday, August 12th
Hippodrome Theater | 528 N 2nd Street, Richmond, VA  23219
“Homegrown at the Hipp”
$30 admission

Saturday, August 13th
Maymont | 1700 Hampton Street, Richmond, VA  23220
Doors open at 11am | Performances begin at Noon
$85 single day admission /$160 weekend admission

Herbie Hancock
Wyclef Jean
Esperanza Spalding
Vanessa Williams
Ramsey Lewis
Loston Harris
Diane Schuur
Stephanie Mills
Buckwheat Zydeco
Arrested Development
Lucky Chops
Tome Browne & Jean Carne

Sunday, August 14th
Maymont | 1700 Hampton Street, Richmond, VA  23220
Doors open at 11am | Performances begin at Noon
$85 single day admission /$160 weekend admission

The Roots
Al Jarreau
Michael Franks
Morris Day and The Time
Freddy Cole
Sonny Fortune
Jonathan Butler & Gerald Albright
Tamia
Plunky & Oneness
Sasha Masakowski
Grace Kelly
Ramsey Lewis

Download the Richmond Jazz Festival app or visit jazzatmaymont.com to get ticket information, view the performance schedule and get additional updates!

SOURCE Richmond Jazz Festival/PRNewswire