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Jazz Appreciation Day at Victoria Yards

April 30 | 1:00 am - 8:00 am


To cap off Jazz Appreciation Month and International Jazz Day, all are welcome for a FREE outdoor live music celebration featuring some of the best artists in the Charlotte region, the afternoon of Saturday April 30th. JazzArts Charlotte and Charlotte Center City Partners mark our city’s proclaimed “Jazz Appreciation Day” with a little jazz for everyone. Free and open to the public, a variety of the region’s top jazz musicians will rock the outdoor stage at Victoria Yards. The Smithsonian Museum of American History created this celebration in 2001 to recognize the extraordinary heritage and history of jazz. In 2013, Mayor Anthony Foxx declared April 30th Jazz Appreciation Day in Charlotte, in recognition of the impact jazz has had on creativity, art, heritage, diversity, and education on our community. Some of the most amazing names in jazz came from our community: Nina Simone, John Coltrane, Mary Lou Williams, Theloneious Monk, Max Roach. Join us April 30th to hear some of the regional musicians that might grow into that iconic status. As we celebrate the only truly American musical art form, this month we focus on the power of music to unite people. Today, we pause to “honor and recognize the outstanding work that all jazz artists, educators, and enthusiasts in the city of Charlotte presents.” Location: Victoria Yards is located in uptown Charlotte, at the corner of N. Tryon St. and College St. Parking along the street, and in 7th street station. An easy walk from the train. Make it a full day of music: bring a lawn chair or blanket, and enjoy the food trucks and beverages available. Free Event! Thank you to our supporters, Knight Foundation, Arts and Science Council, Infusion Fund, Doris Duke Foundation and our many donors who keep jazz thriving.


April 30
1:00 am - 8:00 am


Victoria Yards
408 N. Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28202 United States