51st Jazz Festival Lineup Announced!

The 51st annual Hampton Jazz Festival announced the lineup on Monday, March 19 of the artists performing at this year’s event. The Festival will take place at Hampton Coliseum – June 22, 23 & 24. Confirmed artists are as follows:

Friday’s show features one of the most iconic headliners in the business today. Since he left the Gap Band, Charlie Wilson has had an unprecedented string of hits dating back over 10 years. Newcomers to the Festival this year are the sultry Jazmine Sullivan and Grammy award winning Jazz Vocalist Gregory Porter. Rounding out the Friday show is Hampton’s own group Kustom Made.

Saturday’s show features fan favorite Maze featuring Frankie Beverly. Bring your dancing shoes to this one since there is no way to stay in your seat from the minute Frankie walks on stage. Boyz II Men will add the smooth R&B sound singing all of their hits from over the last 20 years. An additional two groups will bring their special brand of music to the stage – Avery Sunshine and Lakeside.

Sunday’s show features the smooth sax sounds of Kenny G. No one is smoother than our next performer – KEM. New to the Festival is Lalah Hathaway, who will certainly bring a fresh level of vocal fireworks to the Festival. Rounding out the Sunday show is Con Funk Shun – one of the greatest bands of the classic “group” era.

Tickets to the 51st Annual Hampton Jazz Festival are priced at $76 per seat, per day, plus applicable fees. Tickets will go on sale this Saturday, March 24 at 10 AM online at Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 1-800-745-3000, and at the Hampton Coliseum Box Office. Additional festival information is available online at www.HamptonJazzFestival.com.