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Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has announced the artist lineup for the 42nd annual Atlanta Jazz Festival in a video announcement. The lineup includes a variety of jazz sounds and stylings and will be held Memorial Day weekend, May 25–26 in Piedmont Park. Additionally, the Atlanta Jazz Festival will provide jazz events for 31 days leading up to the festival, beginning on May 1.

The free festival will welcome more 150,000 attendees to three newly named stages: Meadow Stage, Oak Hill Stage and Park Drive Stage. Sunday features a special lineup and includes all Atlanta-grown artists on the Meadow Stage to showcase the city’s deep history of local jazz talent.

Former mayor Maynard Jackson, the first black mayor of Atlanta and of any major Southern city, founded the Atlanta Jazz Festival to celebrate jazz legends and feature up-and-coming jazz performers in venues throughout Atlanta and to promote the art form that originated in the South.

Highlights of this year’s festival include The Royal Krunk Jazz Orkestra, Richard Bona, Slim Gambill and Diana Ross’ daughter Rhonda Ross with Rodney Kendrick. The full lineup is below:

The Atlanta Jazz Festival is free and open to the public on May 25–26. (Courtesy of Atlanta Jazz Festival)

Saturday, May 25, 2019
Park Drive Stage:
12:30 p.m. Avery Dixon
2:30 p.m. Joel Ross “Good Vibes”
4:30 p.m. Christian Sands
6:30 p.m. Makaya McCraven

Oak Hill Stage:
1:30 p.m. Ofer Assaf Quartet
3:30 p.m. Delfeayo Marsalis
5:30 p.m. Takuya Kuroda
7:30 p.m. Richard Bona

Meadow Stage:
1 p.m. Alicia Olatuja
3 p.m. Stefon Harris + Blackout
5 p.m. Rhonda Ross & Rodney Kendrick
7 p.m. Marcus Strickland “Twi-Life” feat. Pharoahe Monch
9 p.m. Lizz Wright

Sunday, May 26, 2019
Park Drive Stage:
12:30 p.m. Rialto Jazz for Kids
2:30 p.m. Nicole Banks Long
4:30 p.m. Slim Gambill
6:30 p.m. Michael Mayo

Oak Hill Stage:
1:30 p.m. The Kenny Banks Jr. Trio
3:30 p.m. OKCello
5:30 p.m Freelance
7:30 p.m. Kandace Springs

Meadow Stage (all ATL-grown artists):
1 p.m. The Milkshake Quintet
3 p.m. Alex Lattimore
5 p.m. Gary Motley
7 p.m. Rhonda Thomas
9 p.m. The Royal Krunk Jazz Orkestra