The East Lansing Summer Solstice Jazz Festival is celebrating its twentieth anniversary this year and promises to be bigger and better than ever. Once again the City of East Lansing, Wharton Center for the Performing Arts, and the Michigan State University College of Music all pitched in to make this year’s Summer Solstice Jazz Festival the best it can be.
Held downtown in a lively outdoor setting, around a large tent on the corner of Albert Avenue and Abbot Road, Summer Solstice Jazz Festival is a family-friendly celebration of jazz music, featuring not only performances by regional and national jazz musicians but also youth programs and community education.
2016 Summer Solstice Jazz Festival Schedule
– Friday, June 17 –
Ben Williams & Sound Effect
Grands Rapids Jazz Orchestra w/ Edye Evans Hyde
Bobby Murray Band
Vocal Summit featuring: Danielle Blanchard, Nashon Holloway,
Beth Stalker, Nicole New, Evangeline
George DeLancey Quintet
MSU Community Music School- Detroit Big Band
East Lansing High School Jazz Combo
JAMM Scholarship quartet w/Abigail Zerbe
– Saturday, June 18 –
Chicago Jazz Orchestra
Michael Dease Quintet
Marcus Elliot Quartet
Lady Sunshine and the X band
Gabriel Brass band
Universal Indians w/ Joe McPhee
Ken Kozora Quartet
Tomeka Reid Trio
MSU Big Band Symposium
Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp International Jazz Band
Summer Solstice Jazz Festival 2016
June 17-18, 2016 – 4:30pm to 12:45am, daily
230 Albert Avenue, Ann Street Plaza, MI
Be sure to visit www.eljazzfest.com for more details, as they are announced.
Summer Solstice Jazz Festival Lodging
Enjoying a festival or other attractions in Lansing is always a good time but you’ve not had any experience that will top a stay at The English Inn Restaurant & Pub. We’re located in Eaton Rapids, just a half hour from Lansing. So close and yet, in some ways, world’s apart: The English Inn Restaurant & Pub will treat you to a level of comfort, service, and surroundings now largely unknown in the busy hustle of our modern lives. Enjoy the excitement of the Capital City, then relax with us in the comfort and style of your English Inn accommodations.