Jazz fans  mark your calendars - the annual, free Syracuse International Jazz Fest is back June 26 - June 30, 2024. This year's festival promises to be a true celebration of the genre, with an impressive lineup of musicians, exciting performances, and a vibrant atmosphere that's sure to delight music lovers of all kinds. Once again, the festival will span 5 days, 4 nights, use over 20 clubs, welcome and host more than 30 bands, perform on 2 outdoor stages and celebrate at an historical chapel. Syracuse Jazz Fest offers an unbelievable opportunity to soak up the sounds that has always been a true inspiration to artists in every genre. 

We'll take a closer look at the 2024 Syracuse International Jazz Fest and explore what visitors can expect from this year's event. From classic jazz standards to modern twists on the genre, the festival promises to be a highlight of Syracuse's summer calendar. So head downtown, and get ready to enjoy four nights and five nights of unforgettable music.

Wednesday Night | June 26

June 26th kicks off the The Market 32 Opening Night and will take place all across Downtown Syracuse’s entertainment district between 5:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. Shows at each venue will run staggered through the evening allowing for patrons to get up and check out multiple bars, restaurants, and clubs without missing any music. Acts on this night will feature a variety of local bands from the CNY area. Some of the participating venues include popular places like Salt City Market, Oh My Darling, Funk & Waffles, Al’s Whiskey Lounge and so much more.

Thursday Night | June 27

Clinton Square becomes the main focal point Thursday evening. The Amazon Outdoor Stage Clinton Square is open and ready for dancers. From 4:00 pm -11:00 p.m. be wowed by five separate acts. Headlining act, The Mavericks take the stage at 9:30 pm and will play until 11:00 pm.

Friday Night | June 28

Head back over to the Amazon Stage for music beginning at 4:00 p.m. Support the SU Student Jazz Combo Orange Juice until 4:45 pm. Acts this night include Jane Bunnett & Maqueque, Freda Payne Big Band, Gunhild Carling Big Band, and headliner Kenny G from 9:25 pm - 11:00 pm.

Saturday Night | June 29

The Amazon stage lights back up for the final night of 2024 Syracuse International Jazz Fest. 4:00 p.m. Clinton Square will be packed with fans anticipating a great show from headlining act The O'Jays. Gino Vannelli, James Carter Quintet, and the SU Faculty Jazz Ensemble will keep you out of your seat and up on your feet all night beforehand.

Sunday Afternoon | June 30

The Syracuse Jazz Festival will officially close Sunday afternoon from 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm at Historic Hendricks Chapel at Syracuse University with the annual Return to the Community, A Sunday Gospel Jazz Service.  This year's featured performances by the Black Celestial Choral Ensemble (BCCE) of Syracuse University, a community choir comprised of Syracuse area residents, and a soon-to-be announced nationally-renowned visiting collegiate choir.

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Ready to plan your summer but don't know where to start? Festivals and events in June will be happening every weekend in Syracuse, NY. Plan today so you don’t miss out on any of the fun, we can’t wait to see you! Extend stay to see the sights of Syracuse, experience the food and beverage scene, book your stay in Syracuse today.


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