Playhouse Square is the place to be June 28-30, 2018, when some of the best musicians from Northeast Ohio and beyond take to the outdoor stage, complete with a dance floor. There's more to JazzFest than just music. Don't miss the U.S. Bank Kids Club for wee boppers, food trucks, local merchants in Vendor Village, indoor artists chatting in the Jazz Talk Tent, cooking demos and samples -- the list goes on and on.
You won't want to miss it.
Thank you to all who applied to play on the outdoor stage at Tri-C JazzFest this year. Applications are now closed and selected bands will be notified by April 9, 2018. Stay tuned.
Tri-C JazzFest will host local/regional bands (jazz, blues, r&b, funk, jam-band, reggae, gospel) for the outdoor stage at Playhouse Square June 29-30, 2018 from 3pm-midnight. Performances are free and open to the public.
Bands will perform 50 minute sets and will be paid union scale. The festival provides backline (amps, mics, drum kit, organ, keyboards) and there are 15 minute changeovers. Performances take place rain or shine.
Be sure to check back here April 30 for our full outdoor lineup announcement!
We are continuously adding arts and crafts trucks and tents, food trucks and tents, and entertainment such as bands, magicians, games, art, etc. Here's a list of who we've confirmed so far. Be sure to check back here for list updates as we get closer to the festival.
Arts & Crafts Tents
- The Alans Live: Magic and Mentalism (Friday only)
- The Campus District Street Games
- Samba Joia
- On Top Ball Toss
- Tri-C Hospitality Management Center Cooking Demonstration Tent
- Jazz Jeopardy
- Fire and Light Performing Arts (Saturday only)
- Rust Belt Monster Collective (Saturday only)
- Destination Cleveland Script Sign
- The Twister Girl Balloon Co.
- Cleveland Museum of Art Giant Puppets