What to do Downtown after Jacksonville Jazz Fest

Author: Laken Chaney, Downtown Vision Marketing and Events Assistant

One of Downtown Jacksonville’s most loved events, Jacksonville Jazz Fest, is making noise and returning to #DTJax for its 40th Anniversary. The annual Jazz Fest returns September 29th and October 1 – 3, 2021.

2021 Jacksonville Jazz Fest Lineup:

Friday, 10/1: Jeffrey Osborne, Lelah Hathaway, Najee, Theo Croker, Stefan Harris and Blackout, Marcus Click and Let’s Ride Brass Band

Saturday, 10/2: Sheila E, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Poncho Sanchez, Special EFX Artists, Tia Fuller, Mark Allen Felton, Emmaline, Kandace Springs, Elisha ‘Atlas’ Parris, Party in a Box

Sunday, 10/3: Kenny Edmonds, Stanley Clarke, Bob James, The Baylor Project, Kurt Elling, Melissa Carl, Terri Lynne Carrington, Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Jazz Band

Planning to head Downtown for the Jacksonville Jazz Fest this year? The music doesn’t stop after Jazz Fest is over for the night. Enjoy local music at some of your favorite #DTJax bars every evening after the Jazz Fest is over. Scroll below to get an insight on what will be happening in Downtown Jacksonville!

Jazz Fest After Dark

Each year, Jazz Fest After Dark has been programming and partnering with a select few businesses to keep the music going even after the Jazz Fest has ended for the night. This year, enjoy a pre-party at Manifest Distilling and don’t miss the chance to check out some local bands at various participating venues throughout #DTJax!

Participating Venues:

1904 Music Hall, 1904 Patio Stage, Bold City Brewery, Cowford Chophouse, Estrella Cocina, Headroom Coffee Bar, Island Girl Cigar, Justice Pub, Manifest Distillery, Ruby Beach Brewery, Underbelly and The Volstead


Thursday, 9/30

Friday, 10/1

Saturday, 10/2

Sunday, 10/3

For more information on Jazz Fest After Dark, check out the website!

Other Local Businesses Worth Checking Out!

Jazz Fest After Dark is not the only thing going on after Jazz Fest this year. If you’re looking for more fun things to do each night after Jacksonville Jazz Fest, we recommend checking out these other local spots!

Dos Gatos, Intuition Ale Works, Element Bar & BistroMyth Nightclub & Bar and LIVE Bar.

 Make sure to check out our Events Calendar to see what else is going on in #DTJax the weekend of Jazz Fest!