36th Annual Denton Arts and Jazz Festival Happens the Last Weekend in April


Jazz it up April 29, 30 & May 1 by attending the annual Denton Arts & Jazz Festival. Great music, good food, beautiful art and many activities are planned for the whole family in Denton, Texas, where FUN IS THE THING and JAZZ IS KING! The Denton Quakertown Park, on 32 acres in the heart of downtown, provides the perfect setting for the 2 ½ day event that is FREE to the public. The Denton Festival Foundation, Inc., in cooperation with the City of Denton and American Federation of Musicians, the Music Performance Trust Fund, produces the festival with support from individual and corporate sponsorships.

Over 3,000 musicians, artists and performers attract over 225,000 annually to enjoy the culturally diverse music and art.

Move to the beat at one of 7 stages with jazz, blues and cross-cultural music. Get in the groove and buy a special piece of art from 175 juried artists and crafters. The 12 and under set can mold, draw, sculpt and create at the Children’s Art Tent and make music in the Percussion Tent.

Treat yourself to delicious offerings at one of 7 food courts and don’t miss the games and activities for the young and young at heart. Get inspired with festival rhythms around every corner. Visit the music capital of North Texas and join in the pride and celebration of their music and arts tradition, all showcased for a weekend of enjoyment for the whole family.

April 29, 2016, Friday, 5pm-11pm
April 30, 2016, Saturday, 10am-11pm
May 1, 2016, Sunday, 11am-9pm

321 E McKinney St.
Denton, Texas 76201

Patrice Rushen & Friends Friday, April 29 9 p.m. on the Jazz Stage
The Flatlanders Saturday, April 30 9 p.m. on the Jazz Stage
Brave Combo Sunday, May 1 7 p.m. on the Jazz Stage

Did we mention that this is a FREE event?

No Coolers
No Pets. Only service dogs allowed.
A litter free & recycling event

*Top 100 Events in North America by the American Bus Association for 3 years
*Best of Denton (Community Event) Denton Record-Chronicle Readers’ Poll