The four-day Winter Blues Jazz Fest is back for its 9th year! It will take place January 13-16, 2023. This year we're changing it up starting on Friday and going through Monday morning. Our Festival home this year will be The William and Mary Alumni house. We'll have a dedicated lounge for our VIP weekend pass holders, with complimentary water, soft drinks and snacks. Another cool space will be for all attendees and will feature jazz on the big screen and a place to chill out between events. We will have a fully stocked bar for the entire weekend with themed cocktails.
Our over-riding goal is to provide an enriching and entertaining weekend full of Music and educational programs with options available to suit all tastes and budgets.
The Winter Blues Jazz Fest has a little something for everyone.
We will kick things off on Friday, January 13 at the William and Mary Alumni House at 7pm. The amazing Kadencia will be our opening night entertainment, Virginia based Bomba, Plena and salsa band. Followed by one of our always sold out late night events featuring Harris Simon.
Saturday brings us a morning workshop with Victor Haskins, followed by an afternoon filled with 3 different performances by fantastic Singer/ songwriters. Our main evening event will be an amazing Big Band performance by the MF Big Band. Once again we'll have our late night events, tonight we'll have two, one with Michael Hawkins and the other with Jordan Ponzi.
Sunday, January 15th, we have our amazing Sunday Brunch. This year we'll have one at the Williamsburg Winery featuring Liz Terrell and her band and a second one at Culture Cafe with a New Orleans feel..
Our afternoon entertainment is brought to you by The Hot Club of Baltimore, that will be followed by the great Sam Rucker on Sunday evening. Culture Cafe will be creating a scrumptious pre show supper so don't miss out on that. Tickets sold seperately.
The festival this year will spill over to Monday, Martin Luther King Day and we are working on a musical tribute to the legend starting at 10am.
Thank you to our sponsors, City of Williamsburg, Williamsburg Event Rentals and Virginia is for Lovers. WMBG Radio and Tide Radio as our marketing partners, Culture Cafe and local businesses, local musicians, and the hospitality industry at large.
The Winter Blues Jazz Fest presented by CultureFix is a four-day jazz festival centered in the downtown Williamsburg area.