The Wichita Jazz Festival offers a week’s worth of world-class jazz events. It’s one of the longest running jazz festivals in the country, and it happens right here in Wichita, Kansas!
The 2019 Wichita Jazz Festival will be held March 22-31 and will feature musical performances and jazz-related events at venues around town.
This will be a fun and inexpensive week full of jazz music in Wichita. Take advantage of the opportunity to enjoy some live entertainment during the festival.
Generally, the Jazz Festival hosts some free and some ticketed events. Usually there is a special discounted Festival Pass that grants access to all ticketed events.
All seating is general admission; students with ID may purchase discounted tickets at the door.
2019 Wichita Jazz Festival lineup
WSU Jazz Invitational
March 22, 2019 on the WSU campus, noon to 9 p.m. Jazz all day, featuring high school and college bands and capped off with evening performances by local bands, both including guest artist Dennis Mackrel.
This is Love film screening and performance by Rudy Love and the Love Family
March 28, 2019 at the Crown Uptown Theater, 7-11 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.) This is a great opportunity to see the documentary and hear a performance by this remarkable family band. Tickets are $40. Purchase tickets.
Donna Tucker & Her Kansas City Band
March 29, 2019 at the Crown Uptown Theater, 7:30-11 p.m. (Doors open at 7 p.m.) Dinner & Show option includes premium seating near the stage and begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are $40 – $75, depending on the option you choose. Purchase tickets.
Bill Frisell Trio featuring Thomas Morgan and Rudy Royston
March 30, 2019 at the Crown Uptown Theater, 7-11 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.) Tickets are $40. Purchase tickets.
Jazz in the Neighborhood
March 31, 2019 at McAdams Park, 3-7 p.m. Performers include Sessions, Macy Brothers, and Delano Jazz Orchestra. Food trucks will be on site, or you can bring a picnic! Free.
To purchase a festival pass or learn more about the performers and events happening, visit the WJF website.
Check out our guide to other awesome festivals in Wichita!