Rosslyn Jazz Fest returns for 21st year

The Rosslyn Jazz Fest is returning for a three-week celebration of music, food and fun. Marking its 21st anniversary, the popular event has been reimagined with live performances throughout the community beginning on Wednesday, Sept. 1; and culminating in an all-day event in Gateway Park on Saturday, Sept. 18.

Community Pop-Up Performances

  • Wednesday, September 1
    • Central Place Plaza | 4:30pm – 5:15pm
    • 1401 Wilson Blvd Park | 5:45pm – 6:30pm
    • Performance by Crush Funk Brass Band
  • Wednesday, September 15
    • Central Place Plaza | 5pm – 7pm
    • Performance by Cristian Perez
  • Thursday, September 16
    • Continental Beer Garden | 5pm – 7pm
    • Performance by Kingman Island Orchestra

The community pop-up performances are free to attend and open to guests of all ages. 

Jazz Supper Club

  • Thursday, September 9
    • Amuse at Le Meridien | 5:30pm – 9:00pm
      • Seating #1 at 5:30pm
      • Seating #2 at 7:30pm 

Supper Club guests will enjoy a prix fixe menu from Amuse, a complimentary cocktail, themed giveaways, and a live performance by Akua Allrich. Reservations are required and can be made directly through Amuse. When making a reservation, guests simply select the accurate party size, the Sept. 9th date and choose between the two seating times: 5:30 p.m. or 7:30 p.m.

Jazz Fest Main Event

  • Saturday, September 18
    • Gateway Park | 1pm – 5pm
      • 1pm – 2pm
        • Three Man Soul Machine
      • 2:30pm – 3:30pm
        • Aaron Myers
      • 4:00pm – 5:00pm
        • Sin Miedo

The Rosslyn Jazz Fest main event will feature performances by local artists Three Man Soul Machine, Aaron Myers, and Sin Miedo. There will be food trucks on site, as well as a beer and wine bar available for guests 21+. Many area restaurants are also offering a 10% discount on take-out orders in collaboration with the Rosslyn Jazz Fest.  

Check-in begins at 12:15pm and guests should plan to access Gateway Park through the middle entrance along Langston Blvd (formerly Lee Hwy). The event is free to attend, but reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made here. Walk-ups are welcome but based on availability and capacity. Onsite public parking will be limited for the event and guests are strongly encouraged to consider public transportation options.

In addition, guests are encouraged to review the most current Virginia guidance surrounding COVID-19 before attending any in-person events and are asked not attend if they or anyone in their household is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.

Troy Petenbrink

Troy, also known as The Gay Traveler, is a well known travel and food writer. His has been a regular contributor to a variety of outlets including National Geographic, Travel Channel, DCRefined, CBS Local, and Metro Weekly. He also appears on local Washington news outlets as a travel expert.

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