Lansing’s popular JazzFest is a fabulous, two-day music festival on 3 stages, performed by top-tier jazz artists from around the area and the country. Lansing JazzFest is unique in that musicians are asked to play at least one original composition. This means you’ll be the first to hear what may be the standards of the future! It is this freshness that makes Lansing JazzFest so very exciting.
Beyond the music, Lansing JazzFest also includes River Boat Tours from Lansing Metro Marinas. These half-hour tours of the Grand River will be available on Friday, 5pm to 8 pm, $3 per person. You can also get to the JazzFest via water, if you wish. Lansing Metro Marinas will be offering River Boat Taxi services on Saturday, from 1pm to 10 pm from the Lansing City Market to Burchard Park for only $1. What fun!
Friday also features a First Friday Happy Hour at the Turnaround Lounge from 4pm to 6pm, with free admission. The Turnaround Lounge is a prime location to sit and enjoy the music from both main stages of Lansing JazzFest.
The 2016 Lansing JazzFest Line-up
Friday, August 5th –
5:30pm – Solace with Aneesa Strings and Dakota Peterson
8:15pm – Orquesta Ritmo
6:45pm – Nicole New with the Hughes/Smith Septet
9:30pm – Lowdown Brass Band
Saturday, August 6th
3pm – Nashon Holloway and Bryan Blowers
5:30pm – Fred Knapp Trio
8:15pm – Michael Dease wsg Doug Webb
2pm – JAMM Scholarship Band
4pm – 2016 JAMM Tribute Honoree Betty Baxter
6:45pm – The People’s Jazz Band
9:30pm – Ramona Collins
2016 Lansing JazzFest
August 5th and 6th, 2016
Old Town Lansing – Turner St. and E. Grand River Ave.
For more info and directions: jazzlansing.com
Lansing JazzFest Lodging
The English Inn, Restaurant and Pub is always a great alternative for Lansing lodging – located a mere 20 minutes away from the city, Eaton Rapids offers a conveniently located respite from all the hustle and bustle. Enjoy our choice amenities, delicious meals, and the lush, relaxing serenity of our estate’s historic gardens. English Inn, Restaurant and Pub – treat yourself.