Where is the Longest Running Jazz Festival Held Every September?

Founded in 1958, the Monterey Jazz Festival is the oldest jazz festival in the world and has not lost its appeal, as it sells out almost every year. Held at the Monterey County Fairgrounds, this jazzy event features more than 50 concerts on nine stages. Australia's oldest community jazz festival is held in Manly, New South Wales, a beautiful seaside resort. Attendance is free and it offers a variety of jazzy styles, including international artists, as well as a substantial youth component in school bands performing on five stages throughout the site.

The Newport Jazz Festival is held in picturesque Fort Adams State Park every August. Since 1954, this festival has hosted some of jazz's most famous artists and has also produced multiple key recordings, such as “Miles & Monk at Newport”, “Ellington at Newport”, “Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday at Newport”, as well as “Jazz on a Summer's Day”, a fan-favorite concert film. The Monterey Jazz Festival donates its profits to music education. Chicago Jazz Festival is Windy City's most anticipated jazz-fest.

This free outdoor jazzy celebration is held every year in downtown Chicago's beautiful Millennium Park, as well as other locations around the city. The festival features artists from across the musical spectrum, with a special focus on local avant-garde and blues artists in the city. With the beautiful Chicago skyline as a backdrop and with food and drinks from local restaurants available on-site, this festival represents the best of Chicago's incredible jazzy history. The Trinidad and Tobago Jazz Festival is celebrated on Labor Day weekend in October every year since 1978. Thousands of tourists and locals come to the event every year to enjoy the sun, surf, sand and sounds.

It is one of the most successful jazz festivals in the world. The Cape Town Jazz Festival is one of South Africa's most anticipated music events, attracting fans from all over the world to this coastal city for two days of excellent musical and educational programming. The festival is held during Labor Day and features artists from across the musical spectrum. The Atlanta Jazz Festival has been a staple of the Midwest jazzy circuit for nearly four decades.

Throughout its more than 40 years of history, this festival has hosted some of jazz's most iconic live performances. It also includes a special concert with Smooth Jazz Cruise stars Marcus Miller, David Sanborn and Jonathan Butler on Saturday, August 8th. Jazz festivals offer attendees the opportunity to hear familiar sounds in a distant environment, but they also encourage festival-goers to try new foods, see new sights and meet new people. The Monterey Jazz Festival is pleased to announce its new partnership with Levy, the same food and beverage partner that brings the VIP dining experience to Kentucky Derby, Ravinia in Chicago and Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara. Berlin's Jazzfest has been around for more than 40 years and continues to attract jazz musicians from around the world.

This culturally rich jazz show is held in April each year and celebrates the roots of Trinidad and Tobago's indigenous jazz—with artists such as Wyclef Jean and Grace Jones. We invite you to enjoy a wide variety of food and drinks available for purchase at the Monterey Jazz Festival.