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Jazz Appreciation Day at Victoria Yards


To cap off Jazz Appreciation Month and International Jazz Day, all are welcome for a FREE outdoor music celebration featuring some of the Charlotte area’s top performers on the afternoon of Saturday, April 30 . JazzArts Charlotte and Charlotte Center City Partners are marking our city’s “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 Victoria Yards’ outdoor stage.
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 30 Jazz Appreciation Day in Charlotte, in recognition of the impact of jazz on our community’s creativity, art, heritage, diversity and education. Some of the most amazing names in jazz have come from our community: Nina Simone, John Coltrane, Mary Lou Williams, Theloneious Monk, Max Roach.
Join us on April 30 to hear some of the regional musicians who could become iconic. 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 exceptional work that all of the City of Charlotte’s artists, educators, and jazz enthusiasts present.”
Victoria Yards is located in downtown Charlotte at the corner of N. Tryon St. and College St. Parking along the street and in the 7th street station. An easy walk from the train.
Make it a full day of music: bring a lawn chair or blanket, and take advantage of the food trucks and drinks available.
Free event!
Thank you to our supporters, Knight Foundation, Arts and Science Council, Infusion Fund, Doris Duke Foundation and our many donors who make jazz thrive.
Donations and tips appreciated. Enjoy the healing power of music! If you can afford it, proceeds from JazzArts Charlotte will benefit the musicians and infrastructure that keep jazz alive in our community.
COVID Policy: At this time masks are optional at Victoria Yards.