Entering its 22nd year, the Lansing JazzFest is a two-day FREE music festival that brings national, regional, and local acts to an audience of roughly 7,000 people from across Michigan and nearby states.
JazzFest’s music truly is living music, history in the making. Each artist at the festival is asked to play an original composition, something that hasn’t been played publicly before..
The 2016 festival will take place Friday, August 5 & Saturday, August 6, in the streets of Old Town, surrounded by the best of the Capital City’s art galleries as well as unique retail stores and grand architecture. In addition to the full schedule of performances on three stages, vendors offer delicious food, beverages, art, clothing, and crafts, and nearby galleries and boutiques open their doors during festival hours. Make sure you check out the activities for youth, especially the KidzBeat area on Saturday afternoon, and the specially-priced River Boat rides.
Continuing our history of offering collectible posters featuring original art work, the poster for Lansing JazzFest 2016 will be for sale at our MICA Gallery, 1210 Turner St., on the east side of Turner near the South Stage — open the majority of the festival hours, so come on in and see this month’s exhibit while buying your poster! If you miss us during the festival, normal Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday, Noon to 5, and weekends Noon to 3, closed Mondays. Learn more at MICAgallery.org.
JazzFest is produced by MICA (Michigan Institute for Contemporary Art).