What To Do Downtown After Jazz Fest: Jazz Fest After Dark

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!


All performances are free to attend unless noted as ticketed.

Pre-Party, 9/30

Friday, 10/1

Saturday, 10/2

Sunday, 10/3

  • Justice Pub
    7-10 p.m., Justice for the Arts featuring: KnightKrawler, Love Reigns, Dalgoz, Melody Mann, Lil Fiffa

Participating Venues:

1904 Music Hall
1904 Patio Stage
Bold City Downtown
De Real Ting
Dos Gatos
Headroom Coffee Bar
Justice Pub
Manifest Distillery
Ruby Beach Brewing
The Volstead

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!