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Hampton Jazz Festival Tickets
Hampton Jazz Festival TicketsIn 2020, the Hampton Jazz Festival will enter its 53rd anniversary. Held at the Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Va., attendees have the opportunity to enjoy the smooth sounds of live music as well as the amenities offered by the venue. An indoor event, comfortable seats are at your disposal. The organizers curate the best jazz, R&B and blues artists in order to provide a magical experience, year in and year out. The 2019 event featured live performances by Maxwell, KEM and Babyface.
Continuing a TraditionThe first Hampton Jazz Festival concert was held in 1968. The goal was to celebrate the jazz genre as well as the artists who were making contributions to its growth. The inaugural event featured Count Basie, Gary Burton and Dizzy Gillespie as well as Ramsey Lewis, the Herbie Mann Quintet and the Thelonious Monk Quartet. The longevity of the festival has turned the event into an annual reunion for loyal fans, the community and the artists who enjoy performing at this particular revelry. Jazz music holds a special place in American history particularly for the African-American community. This genre is said to have emerged from ragtime, marches and the blues, so the festival's goal is to maintain the history while passing tradition and an appreciation onto the younger generations, too.
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Who performed at the most recent Hampton Jazz Festival?In addition to the headliners, the 2019 Hampton Jazz Festival concert lineup also included Tamia, Anthony Hamilton and Maze featuring Frankie Beverly. Babyface and Maze were two of the performers who closed out the event on Sunday.
What are the stages set up at Hampton Jazz Festival?Performance attendees of the Hampton Jazz Festival will see all acts on one main stage only.
When is Hampton Jazz Festival 2020?The Hampton Jazz Festival 2020 is already scheduled. It will take place on June 26-28. The artist lineup will not be announced until March 2020. Based on past events, attendees can expect the performers to be top-notch once again. Organizers take the time to look through all jazz and related genre artists currently performing, making a comeback and new to the scene. Then, they put together a list and begin inviting and confirming acts.
What attractions will I experience at the Hampton Jazz Festival?For many years, the focus of the Hampton Jazz Festival was solely the music. In recent years, the organizers have made changes to make the weekend a more inclusive experience instead of a set of isolated performances. Concession stands that sell food and drinks in between performance sets were opened. Vendors sold cuisine, jewelry and skin care products in addition to festival merchandise. For the first time, in 2019, an after-party on the first night was held at the Hampton Roads Convention Center. After the shows on the second night, attendees had the opportunity to stop by the All White Affair Day Party held at the Convention Center. The Affair included a Jazz on the Deck Cigar Lounge and cash bar. Several performers made appearances at these gatherings, too.
What are other popular jazz festivals similar to the Hampton Jazz Festival?Those who enjoy attending the Hampton Jazz Festival may also want to check out the Rochester International Jazz Festival held at the Eastman Theatre in Rochester, NY, and the Sioux Falls Jazz and Blues Festival held at the Yankton Trail Park in Sioux Falls, SD.
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