Join us outside on the plaza at Playhouse Square for free June 28 and 29 when local and regional bands take to the Strassman Insurance Stage. We also have plenty of food and beverage options including our JACK 🖤 CLE Brew Garden, shopping, U.S. Bank Kids Club, street performers, Friday Happy Hour, games, Saturday morning yoga, dancing under the GE Chandelier and so much more.
You won't want to miss the festival this year!
Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland is presenting seventeen local and regional bands (jazz, blues, R&B, funk, jam, reggae) to perform this year on the Strassman Insurance Stage at Playhouse Square from 3 p.m. to midnight June 28 and 29. All outdoor shows are free. Check out the lineup and plan your weekend.
Friday, June 28
Saturday, June 29
|3 p.m. Dan Bruce's :beta collective||3 p.m. Tri-C JazzFest Academy Summer Camp|
|3:55 p.m. Rachel Brown & The Beatnik Playboys||4:40 p.m. Bobby Selvaggio Quartet|
|4:50 p.m. The Armstrong Bearcat Band||5:45 p.m. Nathan-Paul & The Admirables|
|5:50 p.m. Cleveland Jazz Orchestra||6:50 p.m. Orlando Watson|
|6:55 p.m. The Airmen of Note
||7:55 p.m. Herb Wilborn Jr. Band
|8:15 p.m. The Mike Cady Experience||9 p.m. Red Light Roxy|
|9:20 p.m. Dave McMurray Trio||10:05 p.m. Cats on Holiday|
|10:25 p.m. Collin Miller & the Brother Nature||11:10 p.m. Sammy DeLeon y su Orquesta|
|11:25 p.m. Carlos Jones & the P.L.U.S. Band|
After Hours Jam Sessions
Outdoor music ends at midnight, but stick around and stop by one of three After Hours Jam Sessions from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. held at Bin 216, Cowell & Hubbard and Crowne Plaza. Jam Sessions are casual and free. You might even run into some JazzFest performers!
June 28 & 29, 10 p.m. - 1 a.m.
|Tri-C JazzFest Academy Spirit of the Groove Ensemble at Bin 216|
|Charise Grimes & Friends at Cowell & Hubbard|
|Hubb's Groove at Crowne Plaza|
U.S. Bank Kids Club
The U.S. Bank Kids Club at Tri-C JazzFest is open from 3-7 p.m. for the wee-boppers in the Hanna Theatre. There’s music crafts, face painting, balloon artist, scavenger hunt, drum and dance lessons, artist pop-ins and more!
Chemical Bank Jazz Talk Tent
Tri-C JazzFest artists take a minute from their day to discuss the finer points of their work in the Chemical Bank Jazz Talk Tent. Also featured in the Talk Tent is a fun jeopardy-like game that we like to call our Jazz Trivia Game Show.
Tri-C Hospitality Management Center Cooking Demos
Get tips on creating great tastes with Tri-C chefs and JazzFest artists at the HMC Tent!
Check out our list of shopping trucks and tents, food trucks and tents, and entertainment such as bands, street performers, games, art, etc. that we've secured for the festival so far.
*Please note that we are no longer vendor applications for this year's festival. Please check back here in February for information on how to apply to participate in 2020.
Shopping Tents & Trucks
- Art by Design
- Chris Deighan Art
- Cleveland Water
- Damsel In Defense
- Darbynwoods Fine Woodworking
- Hunter Chiropractic
- JoVann's Tobacco Shop
- Lavora's Boutique
- Love of Sparklynn Steampunk Designs
- MC Chatman Center
- Metro by T-Mobile
- Moose's Smooches
- Nationwide Insurance
- Nunn Holistic Bath & Body
- Ohio Lottery Prize Wheel
Food Trucks & Tents
- Bossy Bakery
- Cleveland Cookie Dough Co.
- Dave's Place Mobile
- Good to Go!
- Jackpot Chicken Food Truck
- KC&J Hawaiian Shave Ice
- Kernels by Chrissie
- Mitchell's Homemade Ice Cream
- Nothing Bundt Cakes
- Nectar of the Vine
- Parker & Sons Bar-Be-Que
- River Dog Food Truck
- The Beachcomber Truck
- The Pierogi Lady
- Wild Spork
- Campus District Street Games
- Chalk Artist Brian Cleveland (4:30-8:30 p.m. Friday only)
- Cleveland Museum of Art Giant Parade the Circle Puppets (Saturday only)
- Destination Cleveland #ThisisCLE script sign
- DJ NuERA
- Face Painting (4-7 p.m. Friday and Saturday)
- Fire and Lights Jugglers and Stilt Walkers (Friday only)
- Free Chair Massages
- JACK 🖤 CLE Brew Garden
- Line Dancing with Kendra Willis (7:55 p.m. Friday and 9:45 p.m. Saturday)
- On Top Ball Toss
- Rust Belt Monster Collective (Saturday only)
- Samba Joia
- Strolling Magic by Jason Alan (6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday only)
- Swing Dancing with Get Hep Swing (8:40 p.m. Saturday only)
- The Integrated Healing Space
- The Twister Girl Balloon Co. (4-7 p.m. Friday and Saturday)