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DC Jazz Festival Announces Performance Times for DC JazzFest at The Yards

Release Date
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. - JUNE 14, 2017 - To conclude its widely popular 10-day festival, The DC Jazz Festival® (DC JazzFest) will return to the Capitol Riverfront at Yards Park June 16-18, for its highly anticipated outdoor showcase - Events DC Presents: DC JazzFest at the Yards. DC JazzFest at the Yards is one of many standout events put on by the DC Jazz Festival that epitomizes their recognition as the country's fastest growing jazz festival.


Aspiring to highlight jazz as an international language, DC JazzFest at The Yards will showcase performances by locally, nationally, and internationally acclaimed artists this Father's Day weekend. Robert Glasper Experiment, Gregory Porter, Jacob Collier, Lori Williams, and Black Violin are among the dynamic artists who will have the audience "discovering the unexpected," and singing along to the rhythm of jazz music. Festivalgoers can eat to the beat and shop 'til they drop at the JazzFest marketplace. DJ Lonnie C will spin favorite line dance songs and artist will stop by the "Meet the Artist" to greet fans and sign CDs.


Friday June 16 is free to the public, while Saturday, June 17 and Sunday, June 18 are ticketed events.


Here is the performance schedule:


Friday, June 16:

Address: 355 Water St SE. Free.


5:00 PM                   Gates Open

6:15 - 7:15 PM         Lori Williams

8:00 - 9:15 PM         Ola Onabulé


Saturday, June 17:

Address: 355 Water St SE. Tickets available through

Children under nine free.


2:00 PM                   Gates Open

3:00 - 3:45 PM         New Century Jazz

4:00 - 5:00 PM         Kandace Springs

5:20 - 6:20 PM         Kenny Garrett

6:50 - 8:05 PM         Jacob Collier

8:35 - 9:50 PM         Robert Glasper Experiment


Sunday, June 18:

Address: 355 Water St SE. Tickets available through

Children under nine free.


2:00 PM                   Gates Open

3:00 - 3:50 PM         Sarah Elizabeth Charles

4:15 - 5:15 PM         Youngjoo Song

5:45 - 7:15 PM         Black Violin

8:00 - 9:40 PM         Gregory Porter


Take Amtrak to the DC JazzFest and save! Visit and use the "Book It Now" button to receive the companion fare discount.  


About DC Jazz Festival®(DCJF): With more than 125 performances in 40+ venues across the city, The DC JazzFest is one of the largest music festivals in the country. A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the DCJF has experienced spectacular year-by-year growth. As the fastest-growing jazz festival in the U.S., the DC JazzFest celebrates America's unique original art form during this international event that attracts jazz lovers from around the world to the nation's capital. The DCJF also presents year-round programs with performances featuring local, nationally and internationally acclaimed artists. The DCJF's mission is to promote music, particularly jazz, education programs and actively support community outreach to expand and diversify its audience of jazz enthusiasts. For more information about the DCJF and its activities, visit

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