Big names coming to 2019 Richmond Jazz and Music Festival


RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The lineup for the 2019 Richmond Jazz and Music Festival, slated to take place in August, was released on Tuesday. The list includes some of the biggest names in music: Jill Scott, Big Boi, Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly, Gregory Porter, Shaggy and more. 

The festival will have multiple events around Richmond from Aug. 8 through Aug. 11, including the main event at Maymont on the last days of the festival. The Altria-sponsored event will have some different venues than in previous years.  

PJ Morton will have a special performance at the historic Hippodrome Theatre on Aug. 8 for Homegrown at the Hipp. Another addition scheduled will be on Aug. 9 at the Dominion Energy Center’s Carpenter Theatre, where Gregory Porter will perform. 

The 2019 Richmond Jazz and Music Festival lineup:  

  • Jill Scott
  • Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly
  • Big Boi
  • Stanley Clarke
  • Shaggy
  • Gregory Porter
  • Peter White
  • Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
  • Ledisi Terence Blanchard Featuring the E-Collective
  • Cameo
  • Lizz Wright
  • Black Violin
  • Ro James
  • Bobby Caldwell
  • Stephen Marley
  • Anderson East
  • PJ Morton
  • The BB King Blues Band featuring Michael Lee
  • Cautious Clay
  • Frédéric Yonnet
  • The Yuko Mabuchi Trio
  • Sherry Winston
  • The Jack Wilkins Quartet 

Events on the first day of the festival at VMFA and Hardywood Richmond are free to the public. 

You can find tickets here. 

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