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2017


The Sixth Annual Center City Jazz Festival presented a lineup of blockbuster performers on Saturday, April 29, 2017 as part of Philadelphia Jazz Appreciation Month. Attendees experienced a jam-packed schedule of over 20 bands performing at several venues over six hours, all within walking distance of each other in the heart of Center City. One ticket provides access to all performances.

 
 
 
 

HISTORY


 

The inaugural 2012 Center City Jazz Festival took place on Saturday, April 28th and featured 17 original bands from the Philadelphia and NYC areas. Over 500 jazz lovers came out for an exhilarating day of great music. The bands performed in four packed venues which were all centrally located in downtown Philadelphia and within a short walking distance of each other. Venues included Time Restaurant, Chris’ Jazz Cafe, Fergie’s Pub, and Milkboy Philadelphia. The 2012 Festival was made possible through an innovative Kickstarter campaign, during which 188 individuals contributed.