In Partnership with the Southern Weekend

2017 Richmond Jazz Festival lineup

This year's Richmond Jazz Festival is Aug. 10-13!

This year’s Richmond Jazz Festival features artists such as Pat Metheny, Bob James, Common and Erykah Badu, as well as  Robert Cray, The Isley Brothers, Jazmine Sullivan and The Manhattan Transfer.

Performances for this year’s festival will be held at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the historic Hippodrome Theatre and Hardywood Park Brewery, as well as two days at Maymont.


  • Admission is FREE to the events at Hardywood and the Jazz Cafe on Aug. 10.
  • Tickets are $30 (not including fees) for “Homegrown at the Hipp” at the Hippodrome Theater on Aug. 11
  • Early bird single-day passes for Aug. 12 and Aug. 13 at Maymont are $75 (plus fees). Weekend passes are $140 (plus fees). Those prices are good through July 7. Starting July 7, single-day passes will increase to $85 and weekend passes will be $150.
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FULL LINEUP  | Doors open at 11 a.m.; performances start at noon

  • Saturday, Aug. 12
    Pat Metheny, Common with the Richmond Symphony, Peabo Bryson, Jazmine Sullivan, Harvey Mason, TajMo: The Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ Band, BJ The Chicago Kid, Melanie Fiona, The Manhattan Transfer, Bob James, David Benoit, Joey DeFrancesco + The People, Jane Bunnett and Maqueque
  • Sunday, Aug. 13
    Erykah Badu, The Isley Brothers, Marcus Miller, Dave Koz with Larry Graham, Robert Cray, Norman Brown, Elle Varner, Butterscotch, Joey Alexander, Juan de Marcos and The Afro-Cuban All Stars, Maysa

This year’s event includes “CaRue,” a prelude to the jazz festival with free performances by local and regional artists in numerous venues across Carytown — including The Byrd Theatre — Aug. 5-10.

The Richmond Jazz Festival includes wine tastings, chef demonstrations and more than 30 food and merchandise vendors.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

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