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Alexandria Jazz Fest at Portside in Old Town

Title:Alexandria Jazz Fest at Portside in Old Town
Date & Time:Fri Jun 17, 2022 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:Waterfront Park, 1 Prince St. (Map This)
Event Details:Now in its 44th year, the Alexandria Jazz Fest – formerly known as the Memorial Day Jazz Festival – is moving to a new date in 2022. The City of Alexandria’s Office of the Arts is joining forces with Visit Alexandria to expand the Portside in Old Town Summer Festival to two days, June 17 and 18, 2022.

The 44th Annual Alexandria Jazz Fest will open the weekend festivities at Waterfront Park on Friday, June 17, from 6 to 9 p.m. with three renowned performance groups accented by readings from some of Alexandria’s poets between sets.

The free two-day Portside Festival continues on Saturday, June 18, from 1 to 9 p.m. with an array of live music, local craft beer from Port City Brewing Company and fun for the whole family with hands-on art and history activities and more. Learn more at

The City of Alexandria’s Office of the Arts is a division of the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities. Learn more at

For reasonable disability accommodation, contact or call 703.746.4586, Virginia Relay 711.

Schedule subject to change:

Friday, June 17 (44th Annual Alexandria Jazz Fest)

6:00 – 6:15 p.m. Opening Remarks
6:15 – 7:00 p.m. Cubano Groove
7:15 – 8:00 p.m. VERONNEAU
8:15 – 9:00 p.m. Eric Byrd Trio

Interludes of poetry between sets by:
• KaNikki Jakarta, City of Alexandria Poet Laureate, 2019 to 2022
• Zeina Azzam, City of Alexandria Poet Laureate, 2022
• Special closing guest set by an up-and-coming Alexandria youth poet

Saturday, June 18 (Portside in Old Town Summer Festival)

1:00 p.m. Opening Remarks
1:15 – 2:00 p.m. Eli Lev, folk rock
2:30 – 3:15 p.m. La Unica, Irish Latin rock
3:45 – 4:30 p.m. ilyAIMY, folk rock
5:00 – 5:45 p.m. Rob Curto’s Forro for All, Brazilian forro
6:15 – 7:15 p.m. Ras Band, Ethiopian reggae, jazz and funk
7:45 – 9:00 p.m. Pablo Antonio y La Firma, Salsa, merengue and bachata

Audience:Anyone may attend
Tags:Arts, Concerts, Family, Old & Historic Alexandria, Old Town, Parks, Performing Arts, Recreation, Tourism, Waterfront

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