Capital Jazz Fest! Jazz & Soul Performances - Outdoor Concert!

Join us for the Capital Jazz Fest on Saturday, June 8 @ Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland located at 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway. The venue is 28 miles northeast of Washington, D.C. and 18 miles southwest of Baltimore.

Although the festival is a 3-day/weekend event…I will ONLY be organizing a group Meetup for Saturday’s show. Meetup location and time we will meet TBD, but we will probably meet around 11:00 A.M. Or, you can purchase tickets from me and do your own thing and not sit with the group…it’s totally up to you.

Tickets & Pricing
Tickets are $64.50 per person. This price is @ the group rate and includes Paypal service fees, Capital Jazz Fest Fees and shipping & handling. All payments must be received by Saturday, April 27. NO PAYMENTS WILL BE RECEIVED BY ME AFTER 4/27. CJF has an early cut-off date for group ticket payments. I will meet you after May 15 and give you your tickets for the June event or you can pick them up at  Will Call on the day of the performance (6/8). If you forget to bring your tickets on the day of the show, you will need to repurchase new tickets at the box office when you arrive. Also, the venue has a no re-entry policy. Once you depart the festival, you will not be permitted to re-enter.

PURCHASE TIX NOW! https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=Q3JWAEBSBR9DY  

If you’d like to purchase tickets at the regular rate via on your own (not at the group rate) you may purchase them over the phone (4% svc fees) and in person or on-line ($4.00-$15.00 svc fees) by contacting the Capital Jazz Fest on your own at your convenience.

PLEASE READ THIS EMAIL IN ITS ENTIRETY FOR FESTIVAL RULES & RESTRICTIONS.

Talent Line-up
Our 21st annual Capital Jazz Fest will take place on June 8, 2013 at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland. The festival features over 30 national acts on two big stages. The Pavilion Stage features contemporary jazz and adult contemporary artists, whereas The Soul Stage (aka "The Party Stage") showcases classic soul and alternative soul. This year's talent lineup includes Chaka Khan, Lalah Hathaway, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, Dave Koz's Summer Horns featuring Dave Koz, Richard Elliot, Mindi Abair, & Gerald Albright, Marcus Miller, Kim Waters, Kindred The Family Soul, Vivian Green and many more artists.

Parking
Free parking is available at Merriweather Post Pavilion on a first-come, first-serve basis. Arrive early for best choice of parking. Overflow parking is available at various nearby locations.

General Admission
All General Admission seating is outdoors and on a first-come first-serve basis. Seating is available on the main lawn, the side lawns, the Soul Stage lawn, and in Symphony Woods. Specific seating locations are not guaranteed. Arrive early for best choice of seating. The festival is held rain or shine. Refunds will not be given in the event of inclement weather. ALL SALES ARE FINAL!!

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Children's Ticket Policy
Children age 2 and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult ticket holder. All persons seated in Pavilion Seating must have a ticket, regardless of age.
Suggested Items to Bring to the Festival
All festival patrons must adhere to the list of restrictions.

Items that are Permitted
The following items are permitted at the festival. NOTE: The Capital Jazz Fest is a special event at Merriweather Post Pavilion. Items that are permitted at the festival may or may not be permitted at other Merriweather shows.
• Coolers, picnic baskets, knapsacks, and tote bags — allowable, but are subject to inspection prior to entry. Note that food and beverages are available for purchase at the festival concession areas.
• Lawn chairs — allowable on the lawn only. Must be no higher than 36" from the ground. Taller or larger lawn chairs are restricted to the rear of the lawn seating areas of both stages.
• Tents, canopies, and beach umbrellas — allowable only in designated areas of the festival site. Tents and canopies are not allowed on the Pavilion Stage lawn. Tents and canopies may be no wider than ten feet. Please refer to the seating chart on the TICKET INFO page. All tents, canopies, and beach umbrellas must be removed at the end of each night's show. Any tents, canopies, or umbrellas left overnight will be removed and discarded.
• Beverages — Bottled water and soft drinks are allowed, provided they are in factory-sealed plastic bottles or cans. Glass bottles and alcoholic beverages may not be brought onto the festival site.
• Photo cameras — Still cameras are permitted but camcorders and audio recording devices are prohibited.

Suggested Items to Bring to the Festival
• Driving directions — These can be printed from this web site by clicking on the GETTING TO THE FEST link on this page.
• Hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen — to protect you on sunny days.
• Fanny pack or backpack — to carry your souvenirs, gifts, and belongings. Note that all bags are subject to inspection prior to entry.
• Cellular phone — to allow you to connect with friends attending the festival.
• Photo camera — to treasure your memories of this year's festival. Camcorders are prohibited.
• Cash — to purchase souvenirs, food, CDs, and crafts at the festival.
• ATM Card — An ATM machine is available on the festival site.
• Credit card — Many of the craft exhibitors accept credit/debit cards. Credit cards are also accepted at the box office and at the official souvenir booths. Please note: if you have ordered E-Tickets online, you will need to show the actual credit card that was used to purchase your tickets.
• Small rain umbrella or rain hat — in case of showers.
• Jacket, sweatshirt, and/or sweatpants — The outside temperature can drop significantly after sunset.
• Pen, paper, PDA, or business cards — to exchange phone numbers with old friends you'll run into and new friends you'll meet.
• Old CDs and albums — to have the artists personally autograph them at the jazz fest.
• Schedule of Events — This can be printed by clicking on the TALENT LINEUP link on this page.
• Beach Blanket — if you plan to sit on the lawn. (Maximum size allowed is ten feet wide)
• Tickets — If you've pre-purchased tickets, don't forget to bring them with you! If you forget to bring your tickets, you will need to repurchase new tickets at the box office when you arrive. If your tickets are being held at will call, plan to arrive early to allow time to pick up your tickets. To see box office hours, click on the TICKET INFO link on this page. You are advised to purchase tickets in advance to avoid long lines on day-of-show.
• Photo ID — If your tickets are being held at will call, you will need to show a valid driver's license or other government-issued photo ID to claim your tickets. If you've ordered E-Tickets online, you will also need to show the actual credit card that was used to purchase your tickets.
• Capital Jazz clothing — Get into the Capital Jazz Fest spirit by wearing your vintage Capital Jazz Fest shirt or hat to the festival.
• Comfortable pair of shoes — since you'll probably be doing lots of walking throughout the day.
• Comfortable clothes — Dress for the weather.
• Binoculars — if you're seated far from the stage.

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What NOT to Bring to the Festival
The following items are prohibited at the Capital Jazz Fest:
• Alcoholic beverages
• Tents or canopies wider than ten feet
• Blankets or canvases wider than ten feet
• Glass bottles or glass containers
• Camcorders
• Portable radios or "boom boxes"
• Pets
• Grills
• Open flames
• Firearms
• Bicycles

Additional Tips and Information
• Buy early!— If you plan to purchase general admission/lawn tickets. Click on the TICKET INFO link on the website for more info.
• Smoking — County laws prohibit smoking in all areas of Merriweather Post Pavilion (outdoor and indoor).
• No Re-Entry — The venue has a no re-entry policy. Once you depart the festival, you will not be permitted to re-enter. When entering the venue, please bring with you any items you may need during the course of the day (umbrella, sweatshirts, medication, etc.)
• Counterfeit tickets — Be sure to purchase your festival tickets from this web site, the Merriweather box office, or from TicketFly (phone-charge or ticketfly.com). Unauthorized ticket brokers and scalpers often sell counterfeit tickets. Patrons attempting to enter the festival with counterfeit tickets will be refused admission and have their tickets confiscated.
• Which day to come? — If you're still undecided on which day to attend the festival, why not come all three days?
• Bootleg merchandise — If you plan to purchase any Capital Jazz Fest souvenir merchandise, be sure to make your purchase only at an official festival souvenir booth on the festival grounds. Bootleggers often roam the festival grounds and parking lots selling inferior bootleg or counterfeit merchandise.
• Weather — The festival is held rain or shine. Refunds will not be given in the event of inclement weather.
• Children — Children age 2 and under are admitted free only when accompanied by an adult holding a general admission ticket. All patrons seated in reserved (Pavilion) seats must have a ticket, regardless of age.
• Seat numbers on tickets — Although seat numbers may appear on general admission tickets, they are for accounting and security purposes only. Reserved seats are not provided for patrons holding general admission tickets. Only persons holding reserved (Pavilion) tickets will be admitted into the Pavilion seating area.
• Accessible seating — Persons requiring mobility accessible seating should contact TicketFly. Persons requiring hearing or visually accessible seating should call Merriweather at[masked]-5550.
• Drinking and driving — Drive safely and don't drink and drive.
• Schedule changes — The festival's talent lineup and schedule are subject to change without notice.

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  • Valerie J.

    call me and Ill meet u at the north will call

    June 8, 2013

  • Valerie J.

    no more spces on lawn

    June 8, 2013

  • Valerie J.

    I will leave all tix at the Will Call window (under your name that is on Meetup).

    June 7, 2013

  • Valerie J.

    once we get to the venue...we're going to the Pavilion Stage lawn...so go to that stage and we will post where we are on Meetup, but be at the venue so that as soon as we post you can find us. We will try to sit near the back of the lawn, but we'll post exactly where we are...

    I will be at Will Call at 11:15 and will wait for 15 minutes and then return to our "spot."

    June 7, 2013

  • Valerie J.

    we will be sitting on the Pavilion Stage lawn

    June 6, 2013

  • Valerie J.

    Saturday, we will be on the lawn at the main stage...no tents...no cover.

    Saturday: Partly sunny and warm with a 30% chance of scattered thunderstorms.
    Highs: Lower 80s
    Wind: W 5-10 mph

    June 6, 2013

  • Valerie J.

    SATURDAY, JUNE 8
    (gates open 10:00am)
    Pavilion Stage
    12:00pm - Catch A Rising Star Showcase Part II
    (feat. Gregory Porter)
    1:30pm – Ronny Jordan
    3:00pm – Kim Waters
    4:30pm – Robert Glasper Experiment
    6:00pm – Lalah Hathaway
    7:30pm – Marcus Miller
    9:00pm – Dave Koz's Summer Horns
    Soul Stage
    12:30pm – Bilal
    2:00pm – Vivian Green
    3:30pm – Kindred The Family Soul
    5:00pm – The Ohio Players
    6:30pm – Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds
    8:00pm – Chaka Khan
    Talent lineup and schedule subject to change without notice.

    June 5, 2013

  • Valerie J.

    If you purchased tickets from me…your tickets will be left at Will Call on Saturday @ 11:15 AM. If you’d like to meet me at Will Call and join the group…I will wait at Will Call until 11:30 AM and then return to our location on the lawn.

    If you purchased your ticket on your own…you are still Welcome to sit with the group on the lawn.

    Please bring your sunscreen, food, lawn chairs, blankets, umbrellas etc. and get ready to have a GREAT time!! I’ll see you SATURDAY

    June 5, 2013

  • Valerie J.

    The Capital Jazz Fest is SATURDAY!!!! We will meet at 10:45 AM and locate an area on the lawn to enjoy the music, sun and fun! We will sit on the lawn in front of the Main Stage. Once we find a “spot”…I’m asking members to please post the exact location on the meetup website (so that everyone can find us), but it is STRONGLY suggested that you arrive no later than 11:00 AM so that we can secure enough space for the entire group.

    If you arrive after 11:00 AM…there will be NO GUARANTEE that there will be room on the lawn, so arrive late at your own risk.

    June 5, 2013

  • Valerie J.

    If you purchased tickets from me your tix will be at Will Call on the day of the show.

    Stay tuned for details about where and what time we’ll meet at the festival.

    Bring your tent, coolers, food, chairs, money (for vendors), sunscreen and get ready to have a GREAT time!!!

    May 30, 2013

  • Valerie J.

    Deadline extended til Monday @ 12 PM.

    Merriweather Post Pavilion (Columbia, MD)
    Saturday, June 8

    PURCHASE TIX NOW! https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=Q3JWAEBSBR9DY Tickets are $64.50 per person (lawn seats). This price includes Paypal service fees, Capital Jazz Fest Fees and shipping & handling. All payments must be received by Monday, April 29 @ 12 PM. NO PAYMENTS WILL BE RECEIVED via PAYPAL AFTER Monday. PURCHASE TIX NOW! https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=Q3JWAEBSBR9DY

    April 27, 2013

  • Valerie J.

    ...Saturday is the last chance to purchase tix. PURCHASE TIX! https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=Q3JWAEBSBR9DY

    April 22, 2013

  • Natasha

    Anyone going to Sunday show? I'll be there, I already purchased my ticket separately.

    April 19, 2013

  • Valerie J.

    Lawn seats/tickets are for Saturday ONLY. Pick-up your tickets on the day of the performance at Will Call or we can meet after May 15 so that I can give you your tickets.

    Tickets are $64.50 per person. This price includes Paypal service fees, Capital Jazz Fest Fees and shipping & handling. All payments must be received by Saturday, April 27. NO PAYMENTS WILL BE RECEIVED via PAYPAL AFTER 4/27.

    PURCHASE TIX NOW! https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=Q3JWAEBSBR9DY

    April 14, 2013

  • Valerie J.

    Purchase tix for Saturday ONLY (lawn seats) by clicking on the link.

    PURCHASE TIX NOW! https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=Q3JWAEBSBR9DY Or, purchase tix on your own by visiting the Capital Jazz Fest website.

    March 27, 2013

  • Valerie J.

    ...I will post a link for discount ticket sales in March, so stay tuned for talent line-up and ticket prices. Then, choose the date that you'd like to attend June 8 and/or 9.

    1 · February 13, 2013

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