Blues & Jazz Festival

Erie Art Museum
Blues & Jazz Festival

August 1 & 2, 2015

Frontier Park, Erie, PA
Free. Rain or Shine.

23rd Annual Erie Art Museum Blues & Jazz Festival

It’s always one giant party when 20,000 of your closest friends and family come together to hear the best blues and jazz showcase in the region! We won’t disappoint when it comes to the amazing lineup of regional favorites and national stars on tap.


Rev. John Wilkins

Dr. Eddie Henderson's Trumpet Summit with Leon Jordan and Russell Gunn

No BS! Brass Band

Plan to catch the blues set Saturday, August 1 and the jazz showcase Sunday, August 2, both from noon-10 p.m., rain or shine. Enjoy tasty food from local vendors, and bring your kids and dig your hands into some clay with professional artists—from 1 to 7:30 p.m. each day!


Want to VOLUNTEER at the Festival?
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Volunteers assist with all aspects of the Festival, from selling merchandise to backstage production. To volunteer, call the Erie Art Museum, (814) 459-5477 and ask for Karen Dodson. You can also volunteer for the Production Crew that helps out the day before the Festival on July 31, or the Green Corps. that helps out the day after the Festival on August 3. Contact the volunteer coordinator Karen to get involved!

Check out a video of highlights from
Erie Art Museum's Annual Blues & Jazz Festival 2010

ONE PROFESSIONAL, OUTDOOR STAGE: The Erie Art Museum's Blues & Jazz Festival is presented on one professional outdoor stage.  Musicians are technically supported by Raven Sound, a team of professional sound, lighting and staging engineers.  Raven Sound has been supporting the Festival for 17 years. To learn more about Raven Sound, click here.

The Erie Art Museum enforces a strict tent policy that regulates physical tent placement as well as tent set-up time. The Erie Art Museum will not permit any tents to be set-up prior to 9 a.m. on Saturday, August 1. Festival staff will strictly enforce this regulation. All tents set up prior to this time will be taken down and can be redeemed at the Festival's Information Tent. No unauthorized sales or solicitations. Additionally, please note that overnight camping at Frontier Park is against City of Erie ordinance, as is open-flame cooking (e.g., charcoal grills and turkey fryers) and that City of Erie police will be strictly enforcing this rule. Propane grills are permitted. Also, no pets are allowed on Festival grounds, owners will be asked to leave.

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