Center City Jazz Festival

APR 28, 2018

Day-long celebration of jazz in Philadelphia

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Center City Jazz Festival offers a day-long spring feast of hot riffs and cool jams from over 20 bands at five different venues, such as TIME... Photo by G. Miller for Visit Philadelphia
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Spend the day relaxing with live jazz during the sixth annual Center City Jazz Festival. Part of Jazz Appreciation Month, the day-long festival features more than 20 bands performing at five venues all within walking distance.

Through the course of six hours, jazz aficionados can enjoy live music at Franky Bradley’s, Fergie’s Pub, Milkboy Philadelphia, Chris’s Jazz Cafe and TIME Restaurant. One ticket provides access to all five Center City venues.

Participating artists in past years have included Ensemble Novo, Shakera Jones, The Landham Brothers, Odean Pope and more.



The day-long festival features more than 20 bands performing at five Center City venues.

The inaugural 2012 Center City Jazz Festival took place on Saturday, April 28th and featured 17 original bands from the Philadelphia and NYC areas. Over 500 jazz lovers came out for an exhilarating day of great music.

The bands performed in four packed venues which were all centrally located in downtown Philadelphia and within a short walking distance of each other.

Venues included Time Restaurant, Chris’ Jazz Cafe, Fergie’s Pub, and Milkboy Philadelphia. The 2012 Festival was made possible through an innovative Kickstarter campaign, during which 188 individuals contributed.

Tickets & More

All-access tickets for the Center City Jazz Festival are available at the door, or online at a discounted price.

Note: The shows often sell-out prior to the festival and as such, fans are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance.

For more information, a complete schedule of events and to purchase tickets online, click the button below.

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