Charlotte Jazz Festival: Something for Everyone!

This Month the Charlotte Jazz Festival will extend from April 17th- April 23rd, and you’re going to want to plan ahead! Attend free concerts for the family and ticketed shows starting at only $15!


rene.JPGThis year there are amazing performances going on at different times of the day, at different price levels (some free), and at different locations in uptown Charlotte. Vocalist Rene Marie and band Little Johnny Rivero & His Giants are just a few of the performers performing at Romare Bearden Park April 22nd!


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To view all events, go to the Charlotte Jazz Festival Website and click on the small calendar icon (See photo to the right). Many events are ticketed like The Girl of the West Student Night at the Opera and Creole Jazz Brunch, for example. However, there are tons of free events as well! (see below)


Yes I said Free!


For the full list of events click here!

Registration for the Young Jazz Artist Competition


The competition, “Loonis McGlohon Young Jazz Artist Competition will be held for competition finalists April 22nd. Are you interested in winning a college scholarship? If so, apply here!

“This competition is open to any 8th through 12th grade student who resides in the Charlotte region. Students will submit an audition recording consisting of three jazz selections, and seven finalists will be chosen from the applicants.These finalists will compete on April 22 at the Romare Bearden Jazz Tent, accompanied by a band of professional jazz musicians, and their performances will be judged by musicians from the renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra! The top three artists will win scholarships provided by The Leon Levine Foundation!

The Loonis McGlohon Young Jazz Artist Competition awards first, second, and third place winners with a scholarship for expanding their music education experiences, as well as additional funding to provide honorariums for the three winners to perform for special Charlotte area events. The winners will split prizes totaling over $8000, provided by The Leon Levine Foundation.

The competition is free and open to the public, so come and cheer for your favorite student! ”



So head over to the Charlotte Jazz Festival Website and explore all of the Jazz opportunities! Purchase your tickets and plan your events out. I promise this is a festival you won’t want to miss! For updates like the Charlotte Jazz Festival Facebook Page!


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