A Labor Day Weekend Tradition: 3 Nights of Jazz!

The West Adams Avenues Jazz & Music Festival
Friday, September 1 through Sunday, September 3
Find your seats starting at 6 p.m. each evening
Live entertainment begins at 7 p.m. each night

7th Avenue between Adams and 25th Street
(full street closure on 7th and 25th between 6th  Avenue and 8th Avenue)

Jazz Music festival

Grab your picnic baskets, chairs, and blankets, and get ready to listen to FREE music (and maybe even dance in the street) over three nights at the annual West Adams Avenues Jazz & Music Festival.

For the past two decades (with a break since 2019 for COVID) the West Adams Avenues Neighborhood Association has put out a stage – smack dab in the middle of 7th Avenue – and sponsored a fun array of singers, musical acts and other entertainment over Labor Day Weekend, free to the public. Everyone from near and far is invited.

UNNC will have a booth — please stop by and visit us.

On Saturday night, there will even be a traditional New Orleans-style Second Line led by the Gumbo Brothers Band (starting at 25th Street), to open that evening’s festivities.

All That Jazz, and More: This year’s musical line-up includes a New Talent Showcase on Friday night; on Saturday, the Gumbo Brothers (New Orleans Funk, R&B and Traditional Jazz), and The Wylde Bunch (a 10-piece Alternative/Hip hop Jam band infusing elements of funk, soul, rock, and world music) are two of the acts, among others; and on Sunday, R&B/Soul artist Sarah Daye (sometimes called the “Soul Diva”), and Maestro the Vocalinist (sings and plays violin, combining jazz, Latin, hip hop, and classical), appearing with Gerald “Pac Man” Dixon (who plays saxophone/alto sax, piano, drums, trumpet and bass guitar); among others.

Along with great music, there are also vendors, ranging from local artisans and shopkeepers selling their wares, to food (lots of great fare) from area restaurants and food trucks.

Kids Having Fun: The younger set will have some special activities, including face painting from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, the reDiscover Center’s (https://rediscovercenter.org/) “makers table” on Saturday, and the Moms West Adams chapter craft table on Sunday.

What’s Cookin’? Food vendors include: Thought You Knew Q BBQ, Smok N Joe’s (chili), The Kobbler King, Occasion Creole Food Truck (po’ boys, chicken and waffles, beignets, etc), Sion/Catered Needs, Carla’s Tacos, Guyanese Family Cuisine, Laurie Ann’s Sweetie Pies And Treats, Bachi Bus (SoCal’s newest Japanese Teppanyaki Truck), among others. (Do bring cash.)

See more information, including the complete line-up: https://www.facebook.com/AvenuesJazzMusicFestival

The West Adams Avenues Association requests that everyone sign up on Eventbrite (tickets are free, but vendors would like to plan around attendance): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/west-adams-jazz-music-festival-tickets-698024027657

Jazz Music Festival poster