Why You Should Attend the Piedmont Park Jazz Festival

Jazz aficionados and music-lovers alike should be thrilled to know that the Piedmont Park Jazz Festival is returning to Atlanta. If you have never heard of this event before or are considering attending, you’ve come to the right place. We will explain exactly why you need to experience this annual spectacle for yourself.

No matter what time of year you decide to visit Atlanta, there are always events or attractions like the Piedmont Park Jazz Festival to make your trip memorable. Download our Travel Guide for useful information on everything this city has to offer. It’s completely free and can cut your vacation planning time in half!

Reasons to Attend the Piedmont Park Jazz Festival

Spectacular Music

First and foremost, if you enjoy jazz music, this event is a must-see. Plan to visit any time during the month of May, and you will find over a hundred musicians performing at venues across the metropolitan area. Of course, we also suggest you attend the finale, when all of the artists and fans culminate at Piedmont Park. It’s held on Memorial Day weekend and is the highlight of the season! Featured performers include Matthew Whitaker, Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles, Jon Batiste with the Dap Kings, Dianne Reeves, and many more! Enjoy magnificent music across three stages on Memorial Day Weekend at a beautiful outdoor venue. It truly is a sight to see.

Check out the official event website for the full Piedmont Park Jazz Festival schedule.

Rich History and Culture

The history of jazz is well-known and has strong cultural roots stretching to the past. Originally, the Atlanta Jazz Festival started in 1977 with the goal of celebrating this wonderful music scene. Today, more than 40 years later, it has grown to be one of the largest, free jazz festivals in the country. You can visit to celebrate past greats, current legends, and young, up-and-coming musicians.

Did we mention that there are vendors for arts and crafts, food and drinks, and merchandise? This Piedmont Park music festival truly has it all when it comes to entertainment and excitement. Make sure you are present to witness it all!

Great Lodging Nearby

Piedmont Room at Stonehurst Place

At Stonehurst Place, we appreciate the wide variety of entertainment that our wonderful city of Atlanta provides. That’s why we welcome you to stay in one of our elegant guest rooms when you visit. Make sure your experience is well-rounded and enjoyable from start to finish by having a comfortable place to rest after a full day of activities. Or, plan a relaxing weekend getaway!

One of our rooms, The Piedmont, embodies luxury and sophistication in a recently renovated environment. You will have no choice but to rest and relax while enjoying the Atlanta Jazz Festival lineup. When booking a room, be sure to explore our current packages for even more memorable experiences!