What To Do Downtown After Jazz Fest: Jazz Fest After Dark

By Savanne Giroire, Marketing Assistant

The annual Jacksonville Jazz Fest returns to Jacksonville May 25-28, 2023! And the party doesn’t stop when the lights go down on the Jazz Fest stages.
Ten years and running, Jazz Fest After Dark Presented by Moon River Pizza continues to provide Jax Jazz Fest attendees with bonus late night entertainment in some of Downtown’s coolest venues.

2023 Jacksonville Jazz Fest Lineup:

Friday, 5/26: Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Jazz Combo, Let’s Ride Brass Band, Paris Winningham & The Pride, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Eddie Palmieri, Ron Carter’s Foursight Quartet, Carmen Lundy, Eric Robertson with special guest Jeff Bradshaw, and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

Saturday, 5/27: Cece Teneal, LPT, Ulysses Owens Jr and Generation Y, The U.S. Army Jazztet, Pieces Of A Dream, Marcus Miller, Larry Carlton and Chaka Khan

Sunday, 5/28: Shan Pfaffman, TBA Big Band featuring Linda Cole & Joshua Bowlus, Shemekia Copeland, Jazz Piano Competition Winner, David Sanborn, Samara Joy and Charlie Wilson

Planning to head Downtown for the Jacksonville Jazz Fest this year? The music doesn’t stop at Jazz Fest! Enjoy local music at some of your favorite #DTJax bars every evening after the Jazz Fest is over. Keep scrolling for your after party plans in Downtown Jacksonville!

Jazz Fest After Dark

Each year, Jazz Fest After Dark has been programming and partnering with local businesses to keep the music going even after the Jazz Fest has ended for the night. Don’t miss the chance to check out awesome local bands at various participating venues throughout #DTJax!


All performances are free to attend unless noted as ticketed.

Friday, 5/26

Saturday, 5/27

Find more information on Jazz Fest After Dark here!

Other Local Businesses Worth Checking Out

Looking for more fun things to do each night after Jazz Fest? Check out these other local spots for a good time!

Dos Gatos, Intuition Ale Works, Element Bar & BistroMyth Nightclub & Bar and LIVE Bar.

 Be sure to check out our Events Calendar to see what else is going on in #DTJax the weekend of Memorial Day Weekend! Don’t forget to tag us at #DTJax for a chance to be featured on our socials.