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Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival 2020

June 27 & 28, 2020 in Saratoga Springs NY

saratoga jazz festival logoIf you love great jazz music and having fun, you don't want to miss the Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival at SPAC. 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 on the last weekend of June each year. (Get directions to SPAC here).

A great lineup of 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 Amphitheater), while the Charles R. Wood "Jazz Discovery" Stage features up-and-coming jazz artists, with performances trailing off in the early evening.

Performances on the Charles R. Wood "Jazz Discovery" Stage will begin at 11:00am each day. Amphitheater Stage performances will begin at 12:45pm on Saturday and 11:45am on Sunday.

Returning again this year is Freihofer's Jazz Fest Friday, presented by Times Union, an annual collaboration with the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce to celebrate the rich history of jazz in the region. The event - taking place on Friday, June 26 - will feature Chamber businesses welcoming locals and visitors with scores of live jazz events, themed dining, and social dance options that will serve as the kick-off to the Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival in Saratoga Springs.

2020 Performer Lineup

headshots of three jazz festival performers

June 27 - Amphitheatre:

  • Nile Rodgers & CHIC
  • Cassandra Wilson
  • Issac Delgado & His Afro-Cuban Big Band
  • Ozmosys featuring Omar Hakim, Rachel Z, Linley Marthe & Kurt Rosenwinkel
  • Fly Higher: Charlie Parker @ 100 featuring Rudresh Mahanthappa, Terri Lyne Carrington, Charenée Wade, Adam O'Farrill, Kris Davis, Larry Grenadier & Kassa Overall
  • Amina Figarova Sextet plus Strings
  • Student Ensemble

June 27 - Charles R. Wood "Jazz Discovery" Stage:

  • Little Freddie King
  • Matt Wilson's Honey & Salt with Dawn Thomson, Nadje Noordhuis, Jeff Lederer & Martin Wind
  • Javon Jackson Quartet featuring Jimmy Cobb
  • Connie Han Trio
  • Emmaline

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headshots of three jazz festival performers

June 28 - Amphitheatre:

  • Kool & The Gang
  • Taj Mahal
  • The Brubeck Brothers Celebrate Dave Brubeck's Centennial with Chris Brubeck, Dan Brubeck, Mike DeMicco & Chuck Lamb
  • Eliane Elias
  • Matthew Whitaker
  • Student Ensemble

June 28 - Charles R. Wood "Jazz Discovery" Stage:

  • Kurt Elling & Danilo Perez Duo
  • Ranky Tanky
  • Tiempo Libre
  • Carolyn Wonderland
  • Ryan Keberle & Catharsis featuring Camila Meza, Scott Robinson, Jorge Roeder & Eric Doob
  • Caffè Lena Presents Joyful Noise

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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

2020 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.

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2020 Ticket Pricing

Single Day Adult

  • Orchestra Pit: $108.00
  • Sections 1-7; Boxes: $98.00
  • Sections 8-12; 15; Front 16-17: $88.00
  • Sections 13-14; Rear 16-17; 18-30: $78.00
  • Lawn (General Admission): $68.00

2-Day Pass Adult*

  • Orchestra Pit: $196.00
  • Sections 1-7; Boxes: $176.00
  • Sections 8-12; 15; Front 16-17: $156.00
  • Sections 13-14; Rear 16-17; 18-30: $136.00
  • Lawn (General Admission): $116.00

Single Day Child

  • Orchestra Pit: N/A
  • Sections 1-7; Boxes: $23.00
  • Sections 8-12; 15; Front 16-17: $23.00
  • Sections 13-14; Rear 16-17; 18-30: $23.00
  • Lawn (General Admission): FREE

2-Day Pass Child*

  • Orchestra Pit: N/A
  • Sections 1-7; Boxes: $46.00
  • Sections 8-12; 15; Front 16-17: $46.00
  • Sections 13-14; Rear 16-17; 18-30: $46.00
  • Lawn (General Admission): FREE

*2-day pass discounts expire May 1, 2020
**Children ages 15 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)

*****prices are subject to change

Tips

People start lining up long before the gates open (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.

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