Sights & Soul: ‘Jazzful’ June On Hampton’s Waterfront

Patti Labelle, The O’Jays, Fantasia and Robin Thicke are among the list of performers lined up for a phenomenal mashup of the best in ‘old’ school soul and today’s chart topping R&B/soul at the 42nd Annual Hampton Jazz Festival !

Set to kick off Friday, June 26, the 42nd Annual Hampton Jazz Festival wraps up the month we’ve dubbed Black Music Month with an amazing line up on a picturesque waterfront setting.

Taking place in Hampton, Virginia, also home to the historic (HBCU) Hampton University, the 2009 Hampton Jazz Festival is the perfect destination for a family vacation blended with both entertainment and history.

In addition to taking in performances from Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, George Benson, Ledisi, and Michael McDonald enjoy several historic sights in Hampton including the Hampton University Museum, home of six historic landmarks including the Booker T. Washington Memorial Garden and Statue as well as Emancipation Oak where Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation was read.

Hampton, also known for its amazing waterfront and gardens, is home to the Virginia Air and Space Center, in addition to the Buckroe Beach on Chesapeake Bay.

For more on the forthcoming Hampton Jazz Festival and tickets click here.

For the best in attractions, lodging, transportation and other opportunities please visit the city of Hampton’s official website here.


Event: 42nd Annual Hampton Jazz Festival
Where: Hampton, VA
Venue: Hampton Coliseum
When: Friday, June 26 – Sunday, June 28, 2009
Time: Shows start: Friday at 7:30pm; Saturday at 7:00pm; Sunday at 2:00pm.
Tickets: On sale now via Ticketmaster Saturday, March 28.

Other Appearances: Jazz Attack featuring Jonathan Butler, Richard Elliot, and Rick Braun, Forte Jazz Band featuring Brian Pinner, Chuck Brown and Keiko Matsui.

(*subject to change)

Friday, June 26th
Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds
George Benson
Jazz Attack featuring Jonathan Butler, Richard Elliot and Rick Braun

Saturday, June 27th
The O’Jays
Michael McDonald
Forte Jazz Band feat. Brian Pinner

Sunday, June 28th
Patti Labelle
Robin Thicke
Chuck Brown
Keiko Matsui

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