Jazz at Victoria Yards for Charlotte Jazz Appreciation Day
April 30 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Apr 30, 5-10pm
Victoria Yards, uptown Charlotte
To cap off Jazz Appreciation Month and International Jazz Day, all are welcome for a FREE outdoor live music celebration featuring some of the best artists in the Charlotte region, the evening of Friday April 30th. JazzArts Charlotte and Charlotte Center City Partners mark our city’s proclaimed “Jazz Appreciation Day” with a little jazz for everyone. Free and open to the public, a variety of the region’s top jazz musicians will rock the outdoor stage at Victoria Yards.
Resident Culture is the preferred on-site brewery and food trucks will be on hand for all of your refreshment needs while enjoying the music.
This event is FREE, but space is limited to ensure safety due to COVID limitations.
The Smithsonian Museum of American History created this celebration in 2001 to recognize the extraordinary heritage and history of jazz. In 2013, Mayor Anthony Foxx declared April 30th Jazz Appreciation Day in Charlotte, in recognition of the impact jazz has had on creativity, art, heritage, diversity, and education on our community. Some of the most amazing names in jazz came from our community: Nina Simone, John Coltrane, Mary Lou Williams, Theloneious Monk, Max Roach.
Join us April 30th to hear some of the regional musicians that might grow into that iconic status. As we celebrate the only truly American musical art form, this month we focus on the power of music to unite people. Today, we pause to “honor and recognize the outstanding work that all jazz artists, educators, and enthusiasts in the city of Charlotte presents.”
Victoria Yards is located at 408 North Tryon Street, in uptown Charlotte, across the street from Duckworth’s at the corner of N. Tryon St. and 7th St. Parking along the street, and in 7th street station. An easy walk from the train. Details about location: Victoria Yards | Blumenthal Performing Arts (blumenthalarts.org)
Donations and tips appreciated. Enjoy the healing power of music! If you have the means, proceeds to JazzArts Charlotte benefit the musicians and infrastructure that keep jazz alive in our community. Holding an event isn’t free, even if the audience cannot attend in person.
Thank you to our sponsors, Knight Foundation, O’s Place Jazz, Arts and Science Council, NC Arts Council, Crown Station and our many donors who keep jazz thriving.