Detroit is hosting the 36th Annual Detroit Jazz Festival- The world’s largest free Jazz event!
The Detroit Jazz Festival is a downtown gem. It’s one of the year’s premier events that showcases Detroit’s authentic cultural flair. Whether you’re a hardcore jazz fan or not you’ll find an appreciation for the history and longevity of Detroit’s jazz scene. (The festival alone is now in its 34th year.) From Campus Martius Park to Hart Plaza and Detroit’s International RiverWalk you’ll find big names in the industry—think Terence Blanchard, Ramsey Lewis and Pat Metheny. A total of 100 acts will send smooth tunes across five stages. Staying true to its mission of nurturing young jazz musicians, each year the jazz fest hands the spotlight over to college and high school ensembles for performances on the Education Stage. There’s not much else like seeing young people inspired. – Pure Michigan Blog