Salem Jazz & Soul Festival

Salem Jazz and Soul Festival in Salem Massachusetts - Salem Willows.

The Salem Jazz & Soul Festival is a free event the whole family will enjoy. In addition to live sounds of national New Orleans jazz talent, national bands and local ensembles, the day features a Salem Five music education classes, arts & crafts, a kid's tent, and much more, all at the Salem Willows. 

The Salem Jazz and Soul Festival is recreating and renewing the vibrant jazz scene that began at the Salem Willows in the 1920s, when Duke Ellington and other musicians from the Big Band era played at the seaside park in Massachusetts. The festival builds on this rich jazz history — adding soul, blues and funk to the mix — by offering a series of annual free concerts to the public, concluding with a festival each year at the Salem Willows. The festival spotlights the wealth of talented musicians on Boston’s North Shore, and has already attracted thousands of music fans and extensive media coverage during its first
four years of operation.

The Salem Jazz and Soul Festival is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that produces free concerts for the public and raises money to support music education programs.

The festival builds on Salem's rich jazz history that began at the Salem Willows in the 1920s when Duke Ellington and other musicians from the Big Band era played at the seaside park in Massachusetts. The festival has add soul, blues and funk to the mix by offering a series of annual free concerts to the public, concluding with a festival each year at the Salem Willows. The festival spotlights the wealth of talented musicians on Boston’s North Shore.

When: 
Saturday and Sunday, August 17 & 18, 2019
Prices: 
Free
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