The highly anticipated Atlanta Jazz Festival kicked off its 38th year at Piedmont Park on Memorial Day weekend and it didn’t disappoint!
The three-day festival boasted an incredible line-up of top musicians, performers, singers and bands. Spread across the park grounds were three sages where the massive crowd was able to experience an array of great performances.
Among a sea of smiling faces, one could find food vendors, activities for kids, giveaways, trinkets sold by retailers and original artwork.
It was one huge love fest as the park goers pitched tents, set up chairs, laid out blankets, unpacked picnic baskets and indulged in periodic dance.
A memorable highlight of the weekend was the Nina Simone. “Four Women–A tribute to Nina Simone”, featuring Atlanta vocalist and pianist Terry Harper, British singer/songwriter Julie Dexter, and two Atlanta-based singers and songwriters, Kathleen Bertrand and Rhonda Thomas.
The Atlanta Jazz Festival is regarded as one of the country’s largest free jazz festivals and in our opinion, one of the best.
If you missed it this year, don’t make the same mistake twice. Plan ahead and visit atlantafestivals.com for more information.
photos: Matt Alexandre Photography