18th Annual DC JazzFest at The Wharf

calendar icon Sept. 3, 2022 – Sept. 4, 2022
map marker icon District Pier
Event Hours
Saturday: 2pm - 10pm
Sunday: 1pm - 10pm

The 18th Annual DC JazzFest will take place from August 31-September 4, with 20+ concerts, interviews and exclusive events featuring international superstars and homegrown talent. The festival's signature event, DC JazzFest at The Wharf will take place September 3-4, over Labor Day Weekend. This blockbuster weekend will occur over two outdoor stages at the The Wharf, a waterfront destination with restaurants, shops, and stunning views of our Nation's Capital.

This year’s initial 2022 DC JazzFest Lineup includes:
Christian McBride & Inside Straight • Cindy Blackman Santana Band • Orrin Evans Captain Black Big Band • Dianne Reeves • The Baylor Project • Emmet Cohen Trio • Patrick Zimmerli with special guests Chris Potter and Clarence Penn • Donvonte McCoy • 2021 DCJazzPrix Winners Giveton Gelin Quintet and Dayramir Gonzalez & Habana enTRANCé • Vox Sambou • Letter One RISING STAR Jazz Award winner guitarist Dan Wilson Trio • and more still to come! 

Single day passes for the VIP Club Lounge, Seated and Standing sections are now on-sale and registration for general admission is now open. 

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Get Your Fill at The Wharf

Fresh seafood is a given on the waterfront. But The Wharf offers more, including a wide selection of distinctive choices for food, drinks, and entertainment while you eat. Watch the chefs prepare your meal. Listen to music. Or just people-watch while you savor the flavors of The Wharf.

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Browse the Shops

Whether you’re looking for something specific or simply like to spend a few hours in our unique collection of stores, chances are you’ll find just what you’re looking for at our shops at The Wharf. And, of course, you can always treat yourself to a delicious dessert—or celebrate your shopping finds with a drink at one of our restaurants.

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