42nd Annual Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland, presented by KeyBank

Music enthusiasts can once again experience Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland live and in-person this year. The 42nd annual festival, presented by KeyBank and in partnership with Cain Park, will return Sept. 11 and 12 at Cain Park in Cleveland Heights.

The 2020 edition of JazzFest took place online due to COVID-19 restrictions.

This year’s two-day outdoor festival will feature a variety of national acts performing under the covered Evans Amphitheater.

We wanted to ensure the safest experience for our audiences and artists, and moving the festival to an outdoor venue in September provides that,” said Terri Pontremoli, festival director. “In addition, Cain Park is a lovely, historic venue that's familiar to the jazz audience.”

To accommodate those who still do not wish to attend in-person gatherings, the festival will once again offer a free livestreaming service. Details on how to access the livestream will be made available this summer.

The lineup — to be announced June 1 — promises to be a jazz lover's delight with wall-to-wall live music. Tickets will go on sale the same day through Ticketmaster.

Traditionally held at Playhouse Square each summer, JazzFest features ticketed shows with top jazz acts and free outdoor performances highlighting local talent. Over the past four decades, the festival has become a cherished tradition for tens of thousands of music lovers.

Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland is made possible by Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®), KeyBank, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ohio Arts Council, The George Gund Foundation and a growing list of donors and vendors. Cain Park is owned and operated by the City of Cleveland Heights.

Saturday, September 11

More dates through September 12, 2021

Cain Park

Event Type

Arts & Entertainment, JazzFest, Jazzfest Lineup, Music, Diversity Speaker Series

Target Audience

General Public






Tickets on sale June 1



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