The set times have been announced! Please see our 2015 Lineup Page for the set times and additional details.
Festival tickets will go on sale online via spac.org on Tuesday March 24.
Tickets for the festival range from $60 to $85 per day, with discounts for two-day passes available until May 1. Kids are free on the lawn with a paying adult, and kids are discounted in the amphitheater.
Box office and phone sales begin May 15.
Please see our 2015 Lineup Page for discussion and additional details.
Saturday – June 27th
- Maze, featuring Frankie Beverly
- Cassandra Wilson celebrates Billie Holiday
- Al DiMeola Electric Band
- Christian McBride Big Band
- The Pedrito Martinez Group
- Monty Alexander’s Harlem-Kingston Express
- Theo Croker
- Steve Wilson and Wilsonian’s Grain featuring Orrin Evans, Ugonna Okegwo, and Bill Stewart
- Theo Croker
- Duchess featuring Amy Cervini, Hilary Gardner, and Melissa Stylianou
- Omer Avital Quartet
- Mike LeDonne Groover Quartet featuring Eric Alexander, Peter Bernstein, and Joe Farnsworth
Sunday – June 28th
- Erykah Badu
- Shiela E
- Snarky Puppy
- Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters
- Head of State featuring Gary Bartz, Larry Willis, Buster Williams, and Al Foster
- Django Festival All-Stars
- Etienne Charles
Fifteen-year old guitar prodigy Quinn Sullivan and his mentor, the legendary Buddy Guy, will lay down the licks LIVE on NPR’s OnPoint tomorrow, Wednesday December 10th, at 11AM EST.
You can listen live, or listen to the replay afterwards, on the web:
Performers in the poll below are listed in order: Saturday Amphitheater, Sunday Amphitheater, Saturday Gazebo, Sunday Gazebo. You can vote for your favorite 4!
It’s felt like a long wait, but the festival is finally here again!
It looks like the weather will be great!
Here is the essential info you need to navigate the weekend:
- The lineup, with set times
- Biographies for Saturday artists
- Biographies for Sunday artists
- Beware: Per a new SPAC policy, no professional cameras will be allowed in the amphitheater. The artists have requested this and the festival organizers have agreed. You can take pics with phones, or small point-and-shoot cameras, but nothing more sophisticated than that.
And here is some media coverage of the event to help you prepare:
- An audio interview with festival producer Danny Melnick about the festival and its lineup, including substantial musical interludes from festival artists
- Earth Wind & Fire interview about the festival
- Performers talk about the festival on YouTube video
Have a great weekend and enjoy the festival!
We are getting close! I have updated the 2014 Saratoga Jazz Fest Lineup with scheduled times for each artist!
Love the Saratoga Jazzfest? Love Saratoga Springs?
Ark features scenes set within the SPAC environs, as well as inside the many enticing watering holes of Saratoga Springs.
Follow the link to read an excerpt and get your own copy of Ark at Amazon.com!
About the book
Imagine the son of Cinderella and Noah.
That’s Alabaster Ash, professional window washer and amateur foot fetishist, thrall to his three physically fit, brutally aggressive stepsisters. After polishing foot after foot of glass in the gingerbread city of Candyland and cleaning up after the “wicked stairmasters,” he haunts the bars and streets looking for love and appreciation – or a really nice pair of feet.
Like it or not, Alabaster finds himself reliving and reimagining his parents’ lives as he roams from bar to bar, from thrill ride to stunt show in the linguistic funland that is Ark.
About the author
Jesse Miller teaches writing and literature courses at nearly every college in Maine. He was raised near Saratoga Springs, NY (aka Candyland), lives in Portland, and roots for the Red Sox.
Performers in the poll below are listed in order: Saturday Amphitheater, Sunday Amphitheater, Saturday Gazebo, Sunday Gazebo. You can vote for the 4 you are most looking forward to!
Which 2014 Performers Are You Most Looking Forward To? (Vote up to 4.)
- Earth, Wind & Fire (Saturday Amphitheatre) (48%, 26 Votes)
- Trombone Shorty (Sunday Ampitheatre) (43%, 23 Votes)
- Terence Blanchard (Saturday Amphitheatre) (22%, 12 Votes)
- Dr. Lonnie Smith Octet (Saturday Amphitheatre) (19%, 10 Votes)
- Mike Stern/Bill Evans Band (Saturday Amphitheatre) (19%, 10 Votes)
- Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra (Sunday Ampitheatre) (19%, 10 Votes)
- Patti Austin (Sunday Ampitheatre) (15%, 8 Votes)
- Newport Jazz Festival: Now 60 (Sunday Ampitheatre) (11%, 6 Votes)
- Dave Holland Prism (Sunday Ampitheatre) (9%, 5 Votes)
- Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters (Saturday Amphitheatre) (9%, 5 Votes)
- Quinn Sullivan (Sunday Ampitheatre and Gazebo) (7%, 4 Votes)
- Warren Wolf & Wolfpack (Sunday Gazebo) (7%, 4 Votes)
- Mary Halvorson Trio (Saturday Gazebo) (7%, 4 Votes)
- Robin McKelle & The Flytones (Saturday Ampitheatre and Gazebo) (6%, 3 Votes)
- Jon Batiste & Stay Human (Saturday Amphitheatre) (6%, 3 Votes)
- Marc Cary Focus Trio (Saturday Gazebo) (6%, 3 Votes)
- Tim Berne’s Snakeoil (Sunday Gazebo) (2%, 1 Votes)
- Jaimeo Brown with JD Allen & Chris Sholar (Saturday Gazebo) (2%, 1 Votes)
- Melissa Aldana Crash Trio (Sunday Gazebo) (0%, 0 Votes)
- Lew Tabackin Trio (Saturday Gazebo) (0%, 0 Votes)
- Sean Jones Quartet (Sunday Gazebo) (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 54