Headlining the Main Stage


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About the Northampton Jazz Festival

The fourth annual Northampton Jazz Festival will be presented on Saturday, September 6, from 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. in downtown Northampton, Massachusetts. Building on the success of the last three years, the NJF will feature the main stage on Hampton Avenue (behind Thorne’s Market). The Fest is free of charge.

The Fest presents internationally known musicians, as well as established local performers and promising players from area colleges and high schools. Attendees can enjoy beer and wine and food from area restaurants that make Northampton a favorite among “foodies.” Other Fest events include, Tuesday night jazz at the Clarion Hotel and Friday night’s Jazz Strut at several venues in Northampton.

“The Jazz Festival is the perfect event to showcase both Downtown Northampton and really great jazz music,” said Rick Gifford, president of the Northampton Jazz Festival. “The Fest is growing into a week-long festive celebration.”

The event is sponsored, in part, by a growing number of regional and local businesses. Sponsorship opportunities are still available by contacting Rick Gifford.

Attendees can also watch the “12 Mile Meal Challenge,” and root for their favorite local chefs. The 4th Annual event takes place from 11am to 3pm and will feature chef teams from three area restaurants, at the Chef Tent. Find out more at http://www.12milemeal.com.

The Clarion is offering a special room rate for people coming to the Jazz Festival here