The Fifth Annual Center City Jazz Festival (SOLD OUT)

By Center City Jazz Festival (other events)

Saturday, April 30 2016 1:00 PM 7:00 PM EDT

[This event is SOLD OUT. Tickets will not be available for purchase on site.]

 Saturday, April 30th 1-7pm: WOOT WOOT!!

The Fifth Annual Center City Jazz Festival presents a lineup of blockbuster performers on Saturday, April 30, 2016 as part of Philadelphia Jazz Appreciation Month. The 2016 line-up includes Gretchen Parlato, rising star harpist Brandee Younger, Ideal Bread with special guest Dave Ballou, The Captain Black Bigband, Ryan Keberle and Catharsis, Tim Green, Mike Cemprola, Killiam Shakespeare, and many more. Attendees can expect a jam-packed schedule of 20 bands performing at five venues over six hours, all within walking distance of each other in the heart of Center City. One ticket provides access to all performances. The list of scheduled performers is availble online at

Tickets: $20 in advance; $25 day of festival


Franky Bradley's
1320 Chancellor St.
Philadelphia, PA

U-Bahn Philly
1320 Sansom St.
Philadelphia, PA

Fergie's Pub
1214 Sansom St.
Philadelphia, PA

Milkboy Philadelphia
1100 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA

TIME Restaurant
1315 Sansom St.
Philadelphia, PA

The Fifth Annual Center City Jazz Festival is presented by Fifth City Productions, the Wyncote Foundation, and the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy.


The inaugural 2012 Center City Jazz Festival took place on Saturday, April 28th and featured 17 original bands from the Philadelphia and NYC areas. Over 500 jazz lovers came out for an exhilarating day of great music. The bands performed in four packed venues which were all centrally located in downtown Philadelphia and within a short walking distance of each other. Venues included Time Restaurant, Chris' Jazz Cafe, Fergie's Pub, and Milkboy Philadelphia. The 2012 Festival was made possible through an innovative Kickstarter campaign, during which 188 individuals contributed.