Freihofer's Jazz Festival In Saratoga NY

Saratoga Jazz Festival – June 27 & 28, 2015

Jazz Festival LogoSARATOGA SPRINGS NY – Visit the 2015 Freihofer's Jazz Festival in Saratoga Springs, June 27 - 28!

If you love good jazz music and having fun, you don't want to miss this festival. It's the most popular jazz festival in the area and one of the most anticipated events in Saratoga each summer!

Freihofer's Jazz Festival is held at Saratoga Performing Arts Center in the Saratoga Spa State Park each year the last weekend in June (get directions to SPAC).

Over 20 world-class jazz artists will take the stage at SPAC this year! The big-name acts at the Saratoga Jazz Festival perform all day long on the main stage (SPAC amphitheatre), and the Gazebo usually features up and coming jazz artists, with performances trailing off in early evening.

2015 Performers:

Saturday, June 27, 2015:

jazz festival performanceMainstage:

  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm: Theo Croker
  • 1:20pm - 2:20pm: Monty Alexander's Harlem-Kingston Express
  • 2:45pm - 3:45pm: Pedrito Martinez Group
  • 4:10pm - 5:15pm: Christian McBride Big Band
  • 5:40pm - 6:55pm: Al Di Meola Electric Band
  • 7:20pm - 8:35pm: Cassandra Wilson celebrates Billie Holiday
  • 9:20pm - Onward: Maze featuring Frankie Beverly

Gazebo Stage:

  • 12:15pm - 1:20pm: Omer Avital Quintet
  • 1:40pm - 2:45pm: Steve Wilson Wilsonian's Grain featuring Orrin Evans, Ugonna Okegwo & Bill Stewart
  • 3:10pm - 4:15pm: Duchess featuring Amy Cervini, Hilary Gardner & Melissa Stylianou
  • 4:40pm - 5:40pm: Theo Croker
  • 6:00pm - 7:05pm: Mike LeDonne Groover Quartet featuring Eric Alexander, Peter Bernstein & Joe Farnsworth

Sunday, June 28, 2015

jazz festival gazebo performanceMainstage:

  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm: Etienne Charles
  • 1:20pm - 2:20pm: Django Festival All-Stars
  • 2:40pm - 3:40pm: Heads of State featuring Gary Bartz, Larry Willis, Buster Williams & Al Foster
  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm: Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters - An Encore Presentation
  • 5:30pm - 6:40pm: Snarky Puppy
  • 7:10pm - 8:25pm: Erykah Badu
  • 8:55pm - 10:10pm: Sheila E.

Gazebo Stage:

  • 12:15pm - 1:15pm: Yosvany Terry Quartet featuring Osmany Paredes, Yunior Terry and Obed Calvaire
  • 1:35pm - 2:35pm: Kellylee Evans
  • 2:55pm - 3:55pm: Benny Green Trio with David Wong & Rodney Green
  • 4:15pm - 5:15pm: Etienne Charles
  • 5:40pm - 6:50pm: Sonny Knight & The Lakers

PLEASE NOTE: Artist lineup subject to change. Programs will be available the day of the event.


Ticket holders can enter at either the main SPAC gate or Hall of Springs gate. Tickets cost $60 for lawn, and up to $85 for amphitheatre seating.

Tickets will be available for purchase via phone charge at 518-584-9330 and in-person at SPAC's Box Office on May 15, 2015. Online tickets avalible March 24.


Single Day Adult

Single Day Child
(12 & Under)

2-Day Pass

2-Day Pass

Sections 1-7, Boxes





Sections 8-10; Front 11-12; 15; Front 16-17





Sections Rear 11-12; 13-14; Rear 16-17; 18-30










*2-day pass discounts expire May 1, 2015.


Gates open for the festival at 12 pm, but people start lining up long before then (we're talking 6 am or earlier) to get a prime spot. If you don't want to stand in line all morning, just throw some binoculars into your bag, and you're good to go.

While coolers are not allowed, you can bring all the food and drink with you that you would like! Jazz Festival is a BYOB event and a great opportunity to enjoy a picnic on the SPAC lawn with friends and family.

 If you get lawn tickets, we recommend bringing blankets to sit on, food and drinks for the day, beach chairs, and umbrellas or tents to help you stay comfortable through the day-long festivities.

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