Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival 2017

June 24 & 25, 2017

Visit the 2017 Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival in Saratoga Springs, June 24 - 25!

saratoga jazz festival logoIf 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!

The Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival is held at Saratoga Performing Arts Center in 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.

2017 Performers

jazz festival performers

June 24 - Amphitheatre:

  • Chaka Khan
  • Jacob Collier
  • Jean-Luc Ponty: The Atlantic Years
  • Cecile McLorin Salvant
  • Jazz 100: The Music of Dizzy, Mongo, and Monk featuring Danilo Perez, Joe Lovano, Jason Palmer, Josh Roseman, Roman Diaz, Ben Street & Adam Cruz
  • The Suffers
  • Dave Stryker Organ Quartet featuring Eric Alexander, Jared Gold & McClenty Hunter

June 24 - Gazebo Stage:

  • Barbara Fasano
  • Jack Broadbent
  • Shabaka & The Ancestors
  • Dave Stryker Organ Quartet featuring Eric Alexander, Jared Gold & McClenty Hunter
  • Aruan Ortiz Trio

jazz festival performers

June 25 - Amphitheatre:

  • Gipsy Kings
  • To Ray, With Love featuring Maceo Parker, the Ray Charles Orchestra & The Raelettes
  • Hudson: Jack DeJohnette, Larry Grenadier, John Medeski & John Scofield
  • Dee Dee Bridgewater
  • Quinn Sullivan
  • Jane Bunnett & Maqueque

June 25 - Gazebo Stage:

  • Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles
  • Jane Bunnett & Maqueque
  • Adam O'Farrill's Stranger Days
  • Blind Boy Paxton
  • Noah Preminger/Jason Palmer Quartet

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

jazz festival attendees sitting on the lawn at spac

Tickets

Ticket holders can enter at either the main SPAC gate or Hall of Springs gate.

Tickets will be available for purchase via phone charge at 518-584-9330 and in-person at SPAC's Box Office. Online tickets are available starting Friday, February 3, 2017.

Ticket Pricing

Single Day Adult

  • Orchestra Pit: $105.00
  • Sections 1-7; Boxes: $95.00
  • Sections 8-12; 15; Front 16-17: $85.00
  • Sections 13-14; Rear 16-17; 18-30: $75.00
  • Lawn (General Admission): $65.00

2-Day Pass Adult*

  • Orchestra Pit: $190.00
  • Sections 1-7; Boxes: $170.00
  • Sections 8-12; 15; Front 16-17: $150.00
  • Sections 13-14; Rear 16-17; 18-30: $130.00
  • Lawn (General Admission): $110.00

*2-day pass discounts expire June 1, 2017
**Children ages 12 and under are free on the lawn
***$20 student tickets are available online and in-person at the box office. Student tickets are only valid with school-issued ID at time of entrance (valid in sections 13-14; 18-30
****$20 children's amphitheater tickets, for kids aged 15 and under, are available online and in-person at the box office (excludes pit seats)

Tips

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.

Coolers are allowed, and 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.

All photos provided by Saratoga Performing Arts Center

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