Freihofer's Jazz Festival In Saratoga NY

Saratoga Jazz Festival – June 28 & 29, 2014

Jazz Festival LogoSARATOGA SPRINGS NY – Visit the 2014 Freihofer's Jazz Festival in Saratoga Springs, June 28 - 29!

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!

Over 20 world-class jazz artists will take the stage at SPAC this year - including the legendary Earth Wind & Fire!

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).

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.

2014 Performers:

Saturday, June 28, 2014:

Earth Wind and FireMainstage:

  • Earth Wind & Fire
  • Dr. Lonnie Smith Octet
  • Terence Blanchard
  • Mike Stern/Bill Evans Band featuring Steve Smith & Tom Kennedy
  • Jon Batiste & Stay Human
  • Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters
  • Robin McKelle & The Flytones

Gazebo Stage:

  • Marc Cary Focus Trio featuring Rashaan Carter & Sameer Gupta
  • Lew Tabackin Trio
  • Jaimeo Brown with JD Allen & Chris Sholar
  • Mary Halvorson Trio with John Hebert & Ches Smith
  • Robin McKelle & The Flytoness

Sunday, June 29, 2014


  • Trombone Shorty
  • Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra
  • Patti Austin
  • Dave Holland Prism with Kevin Eubanks, Craig Taborn & Eric Harland
  • Newport Jazz Festival: Now 60 – Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Larry Grenadier & Clarence Penn
  • Quinn Sullivan

Gazebo Stage:

  • Melissa Aldana Crash Trio with Pablo Menares and Francisco Mela
  • Tim Berne's Snakeoil with Oscar Noriega, Matt Mitchell & Ches Smith
  • Warren Wolf & Wolfpack
  • Sean Jones Quartet with Orrin Evans, Luques Curtis & Obed Calvaire
  • Quinn Sullivan

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 March 15, 2014. Online tickets avalible March 18.


June 28 Adult

June 28 Child
(12 & Under)

June 29 Adult

June 29 Child
(12 & Under)

2-Day Pass

2-Day Pass

Sections 1-7, Boxes







Sections 8-12, 15-17







Sections 13-14, 18-30















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, packed coolers with 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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