DC JazzFest comes to the District Wharf, June 16-17

2018 District Wharf DC JazzFest is packed with events for an entire weekend

The 2018 DC JazzFest is nearly here and it’s coming to the District Wharf. This rich and cultural experience, with global and local influences, has been operating for more than a decade and is scheduled for Saturday, June 16-17, 2018. The 2018 DC JazzFest enables residents and tourists alike to appreciate the musical genre of jazz, which is so rich in tradition, while enjoying the beautiful surroundings and spring weather at the District Wharf, with more than 20 acts to be experienced.

More information and times, as well as the DC Jazzfest musicians participating, can be found below. Performances and events run from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., daily:

2018 DC JazzFest Schedule

Saturday, June 16, Free events

10:55 a.m. Batala, Transit Pier
11:30 a.m. Mark G. Meadows
12:15 p.m. Michael Ventura
12:45 p.m. AMP Trio feat. Tahira Clayton, District Pier
1:45 p.m. Jazz Academy Ensemble, Transit Pier
2:15 p.m. Ben Williams, District Pier
3:30 p.m. Washington Jazz Institute Ensemble, Transit Pier
4:00 p.m. Ivan Lins & Friends, District Pier
5:15 p.m. Akua Allrich, Transit Pier
5:55 p.m. Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, District Pier
2018 DC JazzPrix Finals, Hyatt House

Saturday, June 16, Ticketed events

6 p.m. Headliners at The Anthem, doors open at 6 p.m. (Buy Tickets Here)
7 p.m. Maceo Parker
8:15 p.m. R+R=NOW (Robert Glasper Supergroup)
9: 30 p.m. Leslie Odom Jr., 9:30 pm

Sunday, June 17, Free events

12 p.m. Jihye Lee Orchestra, 12 pm, District Pier
12:50 p.m. Jose Andre Band, 12:50 pm, Transit Pier
1:10 p.m. Rochelle Rice, District Pier
2:00 p.m. Reginald Cyntje Transit Pier
2:50 p.m. Melissa Aldana, District Pier
3:50 p.m. Ancestral Memories, Transit Pier
4:40 p.m. Gregoire Maret/Edmar Castañeda, District Pier
5:40 p.m. Hess Is More, Transit Pier
6:30 p.m. Fabrizio Bosso, District Pier

Sources: DCJazzFest and District Wharf Events

Photo credit: District Wharf

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