Planning is underway for the 31st Jazz Festival in Pensacola. This two-day event, scheduled for April 5th and 6th, 2014, is being designed to be a celebration of music with the sounds of Jazz—Big Band, Contemporary, Dixieland, Traditional, New Orleans and Latin—along with Gospel, Blues and much more, will be presented.
Two Days of Free Jazz in Seville Square
The two day FREE Pensacola JazzFest is held from 10 a.m.–6:30 p.m., Saturday–Sunday, April 5-6 in Seville Square, a beautiful park located in the center of historic downtown Pensacola. The venue location features a sprawling live oak canopy and a picturesque central gazebo used as the main stage. Seating is provided, though many of our attendees bring lawn chairs and picnic baskets, or purchase food from one of our quality food vendors.
JazzFest is a free, family-oriented festival that celebrates all types of jazz and attracts approximately 16,000 enthusiastic listeners over the weekend. The music will include a variety of jazz styles, presented by prominent national, regional and local artists, as well as area college and high school jazz bands. There is even a “Kids Jam with Harmonicas and Kazoos” each afternoon for the children. In addition, an arts and crafts exhibition is included to enhance the festival atmosphere and add value for our attendees.
The Jazz Society of Pensacola (JSOP) has been the sole presenter of the Pensacola JazzFest since 1999, following WUWF-FM’s tenure as event presenter. The event is presented as a gift to the community from Jazz Society members and its sponsors, and funds are raised in various ways throughout the year. Over $10,000 is raised from both JSOP member and non-member donors who are dedicated to this annual event.
We hope to see you there!