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2021 Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival

Annual Event Returns To SPAC's Amphitheater

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. The 2021 Festival is set for June 26 & 27.

What To Expect In 2021

In accordance with New York State guidelines for large events and gatherings, this year's Jazz Festival will look a bit different than in a typical year. Some of the changes you can expect include:

  • All performances will take place in the amphitheater; there will be no Discovery Stage this year
  • The amphitheater and lawn will operate at 20% capacity
  • All seating will be in socially-distanced pods of 1, 2, or 4 people
  • All attendees must provide proof of a completed vaccination (no sooner than 14 days prior to the event) or proof of a negative 72-hour COVID-19 test
  • All attendees must also complete a health screening questionnaire and pass a mandatory temperature check prior to entry
  • All attendees must maintain social distancing in the venue and wear a mask at all times unless seated in their pod or consuming food or beverage
  • Ticket availability will be extremely limited

jazz festival attendees sitting on the lawn at spac

2021 Performer Lineup

Saturday, June 26

  • Dianne Reeves
  • Christian McBride's New Jawn
  • Joey Alexander
  • Hot Club of Saratoga, presented by Caffè Lena

Sunday, June 27

  • Cécile McLorin Salvant
  • Artemis, presented by Skidmore Jazz Institute
  • Al Di Meola
  • Garland Nelson's Joyful Noise, presented by Caffè Lena

PLEASE NOTE: Artist lineup subject to change.

2021 Ticketing Information

Tickets are now on sale to the general public. Click the button below to purchase yours. Contact SPAC directly with any questions.

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