35th Annual Norfolk Jazz Fest Moved to The Scope

** LOCATION CHANGE: The Jazz Festival has been relocated to Norfolk Scope because of the weather forecasted for the weekend. The times remain the same. Note: Norfolk Scope rules do not allow personal coolers or chairs in the arena **

35th Annual Norfolk Waterfront Jazz Festival

JULY 14-15, 2017
Downtown Norfolk Waterfront, Virginia
Friday/Saturday: 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.

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Hampton Roads’ longest running outdoor Jazz Festival returns to Downtown Norfolk for two nights. On a warm summer evening, chill to the legendary sounds of top national Smooth Jazz and R&B recording artists. This popular festival features a variety of seating and ticket options including the New Journal and Guide VIP Club, reserved seating, cabanas, designated tent areas, festival lawn seating, fine foods and beverages, plus a festival marketplace with crafts, retail items, and more.

WAVY News 10 anchor Don Roberts will welcome the crowd Friday night and Co-Anchors Anita Blanton and Tom Schaad will get the evening going Saturday.

Click here for more information including ticket sales.

This year’s performances include:


  • Pieces of a Dream – 5:15 p.m.
  • Najee – 7:15 p.m.
  • The Rippingtons Featuring Russ Freeman – 9:15 p.m.


  • Euge Groove – 5:15 p.m.
  • Spyro Gyra – 7:15 p.m.
  • Roy Ayers, Lonnie Liston Smith, Tom Browne and Ronnie Laws – 9:15 p.m.

Ticket packages are available for General Lawn Seating, Reserved Seating and VIP Jazz Club. To purchase tickets go to festevents.org.