Thursday, May 26, 2016

The Roots, Herbie Hancock, Morris Day and the Time Among Richmond Jazz Fest Artists

Lineup for Aug. 11 through 14 festival announced today.

Posted By on Thu, May 26, 2016 at 12:28 PM

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The Richmond Jazz Festival has announced the lineup for its seventh year. This year’s festival is August 11-14, with performances taking place at the historic Hippodrome Theater, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery.

On Saturday and Sunday, the 100-acre estate of Maymont will serve as the final destination of the festival.

This year boasts one of the most impressive lineups to date including: jazz legend Herbie Hancock, The Roots, Al Jarreau, Michael Franks and Esperanza Spalding. Other notable artists will include Vanessa Williams, Ramsey Lewis, Diane Schuur, Grace Kelly, Arrested Development, Morris Day and the Time, plus many other acts.

According to a press release: Tickets are on sale now: Admission is free to Hardywood Park Craft Brewery and the Jazz Café at VMFA on Thursday, August 11th. Tickets will be $30 for “Homegrown at the Hipp” at the Hippodrome Theater on Friday, August 12th. Single-day passes for August 13th and 14th at Maymont are $85. Weekend passes are $160 in advance. Tickets can also be purchased at the gates, but are subject to increase. Go to for the latest updates and additional ticket information.

The full festival schedule is as follows:

Official 2016 Richmond Jazz Festival Schedule: *All acts subject to change

Thursday, August 11

VMFA | 200 N. Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220

Jazz Café

Free admission

Hardywood Park Craft Brewery | 2408-2410 Ownby Lane, Richmond, VA 23220

Hardywood Food Truck Rally

Free admission

Friday, August 12

Hippodrome Theater | 528 N 2nd Street, Richmond, VA 23219

“Homegrown at the Hipp”

$30 admission

Saturday, August 13

Maymont | 1700 Hampton Street, Richmond, VA 23220

Doors open at 11am | Performances begin at Noon

$85 single day admission /$160 weekend admission

Herbie Hancock

Wyclef Jean

Esperanza Spalding

Vanessa Williams

Ramsey Lewis

Loston Harris

Diane Schuur

Stephanie Mills

Buckwheat Zydeco

Arrested Development

Lucky Chops

Tome Browne & Jean Carne


Sunday, August 14

Maymont | 1700 Hampton Street, Richmond, VA 23220

Doors open at 11am | Performances begin at Noon

$85 single day admission /$160 weekend admission

The Roots

Al Jarreau

Michael Franks

Morris Day and The Time

Freddy Cole

Sonny Fortune

Jonathan Butler & Gerald Albright


Plunky & Oneness

Sasha Masakowski

Grace Kelly

Ramsey Lewis

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