Thursday, May 25, 2017

2017 Richmond Jazz Fest Lineup Revealed

Erykah Badu, Isley Brothers, Common with Richmond Symphony among artists.

Posted By on Thu, May 25, 2017 at 11:06 AM

click to enlarge Soul veterans, the Isley Brothers, should be hearing footsteps in the park, come this August at Maymont.
  • Soul veterans, the Isley Brothers, should be hearing footsteps in the park, come this August at Maymont.

The eighth annual Richmond Jazz Fest announced its lineup of artists for this summer's festival, Aug. 10-13, mostly in Maymont. There also are performances at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Hippodrome Theater and Hardywood Park Craft Brewery.

Among the highlights are soul and hip-hop queen Erykah Badu, rapper Common performing with the Richmond Symphony, TajMo (Taj Mahal and Keb' Mo' bands), Pat Metheny, Bob James, Robert Cray, the Isley Brothers, Jazmine Sullivan and the Manhattan Transfer.

The fest also is introducing CaRue, a prelude that will feature free live performances by local and regional artists in Carytown, using numerous venues including the Byrd Theatre. This will be a lead-up to the festival, running Aug. 5-10.

The big sponsors for the event are Altria, Virginia Is for Lovers and Dominion Energy. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Maymont Foundation and the Blue Stone Education Foundation.

Here is info from a press release on tickets and a full line-up is below:

Tickets are on sale now!

Admission is free to the Hardywood Park Craft Brewery and the Jazz Café at VMFA on Thursday, Aug. 10.

Tickets are $30, not including fees, for “Homegrown at the Hipp” at the Hippodrome Theater on Friday, Aug. 11.

Early bird single-day passes for Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 12 and Aug. 13 are $75, not including fees and early bird weekend passes are $140, not including fees. Early bird passes will be available May 25 through July 6.

Starting July 7 until the day of show at Maymont on Aug. 12, single-day passes will be $85 and weekend passes will be $150.

Tickets can also be purchased at the gates, but are subject to a rate increase. Please visit richmondjazzfestival.com for the latest updates and additional ticket information.

And here is the official line-up:

*All acts subject to change

Thursday, Aug. 10

VMFA | 200 N. Boulevard

Jazz Café, Free admission

Friday, Aug. 11

Hippodrome Theater | 528 N 2nd St.

“Homegrown at the Hipp”

$30 admission, not including fees

With a special performance by Nathan East

Saturday, Aug. 12

Maymont | 1700 Hampton St.

Doors open at 11 a.m. | Performances begin at noon

Early Bird pricing through July 6th: $75 single day admission /$140 weekend admission, not including fees Beginning July 7: $85 single day admission /$150 weekend admission, not including fees

Pat Metheny

Common with the Richmond Symphony

Peabo Bryson

Jazmine Sullivan

Harvey Mason

TajMo: The Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ Band

BJ The Chicago Kid

Melanie Fiona

The Manhattan Transfer

Bob James

David Benoit

Joey DeFrancesco + The People

Jane Bunnett and Maqueque

Sunday, Aug. 13

Maymont | 1700 Hampton St.

Doors open at 11 a.m. | Performances begin at noon

Early Bird pricing through July 6th: $75 single day admission /$140 weekend admission, not including fees

Beginning July 7: $85 single day admission /$150 weekend admission, not including fees

Erykah Badu

The Isley Brothers

Marcus Miller

Dave Koz with Larry Graham

Robert Cray

Norman Brown

Elle Varner

Butterscotch

Joey Alexander

Juan de Marcos and The Afro-Cuban All Stars

Maysa

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