CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival

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Date(s) - 06/17/2022 - 06/25/2022
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm


The CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival is back! After a two-year hiatus due to the global coronavirus pandemic,  the long-awaited 2022 nine-day Festival 19th edition returns June 17 to 25 to downtown Rochester, NY.

From legendary performers and familiar favorites to rising stars and new discoveries, the CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival navigates all genres of creative improvised music from all corners of the world and draws more than 208,000 people. The multi-dimensional Festival will present 325 shows including a record 130 free shows and events with more than 1750 artists at 20 diverse venues.

All Headliner Shows Are Free & Outdoors – Plus! Record Number of Free Shows

During this transition year, to provide more spacing for all large shows, all headliner shows will be free and presented on two major outdoor stages, Midtown Stage at Parcel 5, the site of three free shows nightly all nine days, and Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Park, which will be home to two free shows nightly the final weekend June 24 and 25.

Headlining this year are Chris Botti, Devon Allman Project + special guests Dirty Dozen Brass Band & Samantha Fish “Allman Family Revival,” Tommy Emmanuel, Spyro Gyra, Robin Thicke, Sheila E., Booker T Presents: A Soul Stax Revue, New Power Generation, G Love & Special Sauce, The Bacon Brothers, and Wynonna Judd. All headliner shows are free this year and open to the public. No tickets are required. Shows go on rain or shine.

Club Passes are on sale for the 196 Club Pass shows at 11 official Club Pass venuesBuy online now at The 3 Day Club Pass is $194 + $6 service charge. Use any 3 days during the Festival. The 9 Day Club Pass is $254 + $6 service charge. The Club Pass offers significant savings off the individual entry cover charges of $35 for Kilbourn Hall and $30 at all other Club Pass venues. Seating is first-come, first-served. Passes are shareable and may be transferred. Limited supply!

Passes purchased for the original 19th edition in 2020 will be honored this year or at our festival in 2023 if ticket holders are unable to attend this year.

• Free Shows – no tickets required. All shows rain or shine.

• Ticket / Information Shop Opens June 6 at 100 East Avenue at the corner of Gibbs Street in Rochester, New York. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 15, 16. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. June 17 and noon to 10 p.m. during the festival. Buy Club Passes, redeem Club Pass tickets for Passes, get information, and pick up brochures, program guides, and maps.

See Press Release

See Map of Venues

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