The free-to-the-community festival is staged under a large tent centrally located in the heart of downtown East Lansing in Parking Lot 1 (230 Albert Ave.), on the corner of Albert Avenue and Abbot Road. Visit www.eljazzfest.com for more information.
This two-day jazz event features main stage performances on Friday, June 22, and Saturday, June 23 from 4:30-10:30 p.m. In between each main stage act, up-and-coming jazz performers associated with the MSU College of Music will entertain festival goers with interlude performances.
Friday, June 22 – FREE
4:30 p.m. Detroit Tenors
6:00 p.m. Community Music School Jazz Orchestra
7:30 p.m. Wycliffe Gordon & Niki Haris
9:15 p.m. Ritmo
Interlude Peter Nelson Quartet
*After Glow Diego Rivera Quartet
Saturday, June 23 – FREE
4:30 p.m. Neil Gordon Trio
6:00 p.m. Modern Jazz Messengers
7:30 p.m. Alexis Cole
9:15 p.m. East Lansing Summer Solstice Jazz Orchestra
Interlude Anthony Stanco Quartet
*After Glow The LCC Faculty Quartet
*Following the outdoor performances, the festival will continue indoors with After Glow performances each night from 10:45 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. at Beggar’s Banquet, 218 Abbot Road.