Entering its 19th year, the Lansing JazzFest is a two-day FREE music festival that brings national, regional, and local acts to an audience of over 10,000 people from across Michigan and nearby states. National entertainers appearing at JazzFest have included Mose Allison, Michael Kaeshammer, Stanley Jordan, and Eric Reed.
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 at any other festival.
This year’s festival will take place Friday, August 2 (4:30pm-12:30am), and Saturday, August 3, 2013 (1pm-12:30am), 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. Vendors offer delicious food, beverages, art, clothing, and crafts, and nearby galleries and boutiques open their doors during festival hours.
JazzFest is produced by MICA (Michigan Institute for Contemporary Art).