San Antonio, TX – Get ready to groove to the rhythm of one of the largest free jazz festivals in the country as the San Antonio Parks Foundation presents the 40th Annual Jazz’SAlive. This year, the festival will not only commemorate its four-decade milestone but also mark the grand opening of the highly anticipated Civic Park at Hemisfair. The event will take place on Friday, September 29th, and Saturday, September 30th, and promises to be an unforgettable celebration of jazz and community.
Located at Civic Park within the vibrant Hemisfair district, Jazz’SAlive welcomes music enthusiasts of all ages. Admission to the festival is free, making it accessible to everyone who wishes to immerse themselves in the magic of jazz. With its new home in the heart of San Antonio, the festival aims to create an extraordinary experience for attendees against the backdrop of the city’s newest urban green space.
The festivities will kick off with the Grand Opening Ceremony on Friday, September 29th, from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM. This momentous occasion will mark the official opening of Civic Park, a space designed to foster community engagement, recreation, and cultural appreciation. Following the ceremony, the main stage will come alive with captivating performances starting at 5:00 PM, ensuring a weekend filled with extraordinary musical talent.
For those seeking an elevated experience, Jazz’SAlive offers ticket upgrades to enhance your festival adventure. The limited premium ‘Patron Seats’ provide priority seating, access to a cash bar, and cocktail service at the main stage. These exclusive seats can be purchased for $60 per seat, per day, allowing you to savor the performances in style.
For the ultimate VIP treatment, the VIP Experience presented by Security Services offers private seating for up to 8 guests, delectable food and drinks curated by top chefs, air-conditioned restrooms, and an exclusive after-party. VIP tickets are available at $1,500 per table, per day, providing an unforgettable experience for you and your companions.
The Jazz’SAlive main stage, presented by Michelob Ultra, will showcase an incredible lineup of jazz talent, both nationally and regionally renowned. Grammy-nominated saxophonist Kirk Whalum, blues guitarist Jackie Venson, and New Orleans sensation Big Sam’s Funky Nation are just a few of the exceptional performers who will grace the stage and captivate audiences with their mesmerizing melodies.
In addition to the main stage, the Heritage Stage, presented by The PM Group, will spotlight local jazz artists such as the Dirty River Jazz Band and euphonia, a band that skillfully blends jazz and progressive genres. The Jive Smart WiFi Lounge, presented by The Espee, offers festival-goers the opportunity to stay connected with complimentary WiFi while sharing their favorite Jazz’SAlive memories online.
The 40th Annual Jazz’SAlive is a celebration that promises to uplift spirits and create unforgettable moments. With the grand opening of Civic Park, San Antonio welcomes a new era of community gathering and appreciation for the arts. Mark your calendars and join us this September for a weekend filled with soulful tunes, vibrant atmosphere, and the shared love for jazz at Civic Park at Hemisfair. Let the music move you at Jazz’SAlive!