Norfolk Waterfront Jazz Festival

August, 2022

The Norfolk Waterfront Jazz Festival is coastal Virginia's longest running outdoor jazz festival that features the legendary sounds of top national Jazz and R&B artists. Enjoy the smooth sounds of jazz music while enjoying the gorgeous views of the water from Town Point Park. This fan-favorite event offers a variety of seating options including a VIP club, reserved seating, cabanas, festival lawn seating and more! Don't forget about the unique vendors that offer everything from fine food and wine to crafts, retail items and more. Stay tuned for the lineup announcement!

Norfolk's Jazz History

Attucks Theatre- The "Apollo" of the South

Musicians of the greatest caliber have performed at the Attucks, legends like Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Ella Fitzgerald and Nat King Cole just to name a few. The Attucks Theatre is distinguished as the oldest remaining legitimate theatre in the nation that was completely financed, designed,...

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Brothers Chop, Seafood and Steak

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Gershwin's

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Varia

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Other Jazz Events

Church Street Jazz Series - Pieces of a Dream

Pieces of a Dream performs live at Attucks Theater as part of the Church Street Jazz Series

Church Street Jazz Series - Norman Brown

Norman Brown performs live at the Harrison Opera House, part of the Church Street Jazz Series.

Church Street Jazz Series - Najee

Najee performs live at the Harrison Opera House as part of the Church Street Jazz Series!

Second Sundays Vegan Jazz Brunch

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Church Street Jazz Series - Lindsey Webster

Lindsey Webster performs live at the Attucks Theater as part of the Church Street Jazz Series

Church Street Jazz Series - Bob James

Bob James performs live at The Harrison Opera House, part of the Church Street Jazz Series

Church Street Jazz Series - Kim Waters

Kim Waters performs live at the Attucks Theater as part of the Church Street Jazz Series