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Five Points Jazz Festival, Denver

8 June


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The Five Points Jazz festival is a free music festival in Denver Colorado which takes place each June. The Five Points neighbourhood was home to many jazz clubs which hosted legends of the music genre including Thelonious Monk and Miles Davis. Music varies from jazz to funk and blues, and all points in between.

Five Points Jazz Festival

In the past local artists including Hazel Miller and Buckner Funken Jazz have joined international and national musicians including Ron Miles, Dianne Reeves and Invisible Bird.

Guerilla Fanfare Brass Band 2, parade, 2023 Five Points Jazz Festival, photo by Kaitlin Bouzek
Guerilla Fanfare Brass Band 2, 2023 Five Points Jazz Festival, photo by Kaitlin Bouzek, courtesy of Denver Arts & Venues.

The initial festival had only three bands playing on the solitary stage. Now there are 10 stages, 50 bands and around 100,000 fans.

Other Things to Do in Denver

Outside of the festival, Denver has its Art Museum that includes a large collection of indigenous art, a botanical garden, a zoo, a water park, food and wine tours and the Rocky Mountains nearby. There is also a certain well-known herb that can be taken recreationally here. For more ideas, click here.

When is the Five Points Jazz Festival 2024

The festival falls on 8 June. It is a free festival.

Where Is It?

Welton Street, Denver, Colorado.

Street Talker 2, 2023 Five Points Jazz Festival, photo by Kaitlin Bouzek
Street Talker, 2023 Five Points Jazz Festival, photo by Kaitlin Bouzek, courtesy of Denver Arts & Venues.

Festivals in Colorado

Other festivals in the State of Colorado and Denver include: Denver Day of Rock; Juneteenth Music Festival; Denver Film Festival; Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Great American Beer Festival; Frozen Dead Guy Days and the Cherry Creek Arts Festival.

Accommodation in Denver Colorado

If you are looking for somewhere to stay in Denver Colorado we suggest you use our accommodation and flight comparison site.

Flights to Denver Airport

Denver International Airport, known as DIA, is actually the largest in terms of ground space used in the US. Please use the above link to find your best flight to Denver. Flights from London Heathrow to Denver International Airport with United start from £458 return.

Main image: Adon Biggs Ensemble, 2023 Five Points Jazz Festival, photo by Steve Hostetler, courtesy of Denver Arts & Venues.


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