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2019 Winter Blues Jazz Fest

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2019 Winter Blues Jazz Fest

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Ticket Type Price Fee Quantity
4-Day Festival Pass - Thursday Through Sunday
The Festival Pass is the best way to show your support and enjoy a great weekend with great savings. This gives you a $58 saving. The $205 ticket price includes admission with one ticket to each of the following events: Opening Night Celebration, Mixology & Music, Friday Night After Party, Barrel House Bash OR Art of Jazz, Dynamite Divas, Brunch in The Colony Room at the Williamsburg Lodge and Jazz Wind Down. *The Saturday Late Night Jazz Club tickets are not included*, Festival T-shirt, Commemorative Poster, and a VIP event lanyard. Full value $263.00. Individual tickets to each event will be emailed.
$205.00 $11.39
Opening Night Celebration - Wessex Hall - The Williamsburg Winery - Thursday 01/17 7PM
Your $35 Ticket Price Includes: Live Jazz performance by Sidecar Social Club, light savory snacks, and a welcome drink.
$35.00 $2.79
Mixology & Music - The Williamsburg Lodge - Friday 01/18 7pm
Your $50 Ticket Price Includes: Admission for one to the mixology cocktail sampling by the area's best Mixologists (bartenders), Heavy hors d'oeuvres, and a live musical performance in the round by Local Favorite “Good Shot Judy”
$50.00 $3.55
Friday Night After Party - Traditions - The Williamsburg Lodge - Friday 01/18 9.30pm
Your $25 Ticket price includes: One drink ticket (wine or beer), dessert by The Williamsburg Lodge and over 2 hours of live music by Forte Jazz Band.
$25.00 $2.28
Barrelhouse Bash - Winter Blues Tent - Saturday 01/19 11.30AM
Your $38 Ticket Price Includes: A new and exciting Beer, wine and cider tasting Fest created by DoG Street Pub. High energy live Blues music on two stages by Slam Allen and Miss Melanie and The Valley Rats. Gourmet street food from Blue Talon crew will be available for purchase. Tickets grant access to festival 11.30am - 4 pm, beverage tastings and a souvenir tasting glass. Food sold separately.
$38.00 $2.94
Art of Jazz - The Williamsburg Lodge -Colony Room - Saturday 01/19 2pm
Your $38 Ticket Price Includes 2 drink tickets, cheese and charcuterie station and a live Jazz performance featuring Piano afficianado, Justin Kauflin.
$38.00 $2.94
Dynamite Divas - The Colony Room - Saturday 01/19 7.00PM
Your $30 Ticket price includes: One drink ticket and more than 2 hours of live music. Sit back and hold tight as we experience Dynamite Divas in their element. Cash bar available by The Williamsburg Lodge.
$30.00 $2.54
Saturday Late Night Jazz Club - The Trellis Restaurant - Saturday 01/19 9.30PM
Your $32 Ticket price includes: One drink ticket for a signature cocktail or glass of wine or beer, desserts by the Trellis and over 2 hours of live music by the Paige Melton Quartet in a swanky, lounge-type setting.
$32.00 $2.64
Gospel Brunch - The Colony Room, The Williamsburg Lodge - Sunday 01/20 11AM
Your $55 Ticket Price Includes: A two-hour Live performance by Cora Harvey Armstrong and Friends, a signature drink and a scrumptious selection of brunch menu items. Guests will be contacted close to the event date to arrange seating allocations. Food Sales Tax and Gratuity are included in the ticket price.
$55.00 $3.80
Sunday Jazz Wind Down - Winter Blues Tent - Sunday 1/20 2pm - 5pm
Enjoy complimentary Hot Chocolate and cupcakes and over two hours of great jazz music. Wine and beer will be available for purchase.
Free $0.00

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Event Details

The four-day Winter Blues Jazz Fest is back and better than ever!  It will take place January 17-20, 2019, over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, primarily in the Merchant's Square area of downtown Williamsburg. Venues include the Williamsburg Winery,  the Williamsburg Lodge, Tent Central, and other unique spaces.  Many venues are undergoing renovation and expansion this year, so we have had to be creative with our spaces.  For those staying at the Williamsburg Lodge, there will be more events at that location, which will make it very convenient.  The over-riding goal is to provide an enriching and entertaining weekend full of jazz and blues programs with options available to suit all tastes and budgets.  The Winter Blues Jazz Fest has a little something for everyone.

 

Kicking things off on Thursday, January 17, the Williamsburg Winery will set the scene for the festival opening celebration, featuring Sidecar Social Club.  

 

Friday brings us two events, the now very popular Mixology & Music, featuring a mixology cocktail sampling and a high-energy, live music performance by hometown favorites Good Shot Judy. This year, they will perform "in the round" a first for us and them too.  Then festival patrons can head downstairs for a lively Friday night after-party with the Forte Jazz Band.

 

Saturday's event lineup will be simply unforgettable. Start off at the DoG Street Pub's Barrelhouse Bash, featuring live blues music on two stages.  Slam Allen at one end and Miss Melanie and the Valley Rats at the other, add in a  fine collection of brews, local wines, cider and mead and this will be one party you don't want to miss.

 

Alternatively, jazz lovers can hit the "Art of Jazz" event, this year featuring piano phenomenon Justin Kauflin.  Check out his story under the guidance of the great Quincy Jones.

 

Saturday Night, we will return to the Williamsburg Lodge's Colony Room for an amazing display of female vocal power and sophistication.  "Dynamite Divas" will round out the evening, followed by our late night Jazz Lounge.

 

Finally, cap off this stellar weekend with an amazing Gospel Brunch at the Williamsburg Lodge with Chef Justin and Guest Chef from the 5-star Williamsburg Inn, Travis Brust.  Don't forget to come and wind down with festival friends and organizers as we reminisce, laugh and enjoy great company at our free afternoon Festival Chill Out. 

 

Make the most of the weekend by staying at the Williamsburg Lodge.  They will be offering festival attendees a discounted rate and weekend package.  See our website for details, winterbluesjazzfest.com

Event Overview

The event will be a four-day jazz festival centered in the downtown Williamsburg area on January 17- 20 over the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend.  There will be a main tented area in the Downtown area and other venues will include the Williamsburg Winery, Merchants Square, The Colony Room at The Williamsburg Lodge. The aim of the event is to involve as many different local entities as possible; including returning corporate sponsor Chesapeake Bank, the City of Williamsburg, WMBG Radio and Tide Radio as our marketing partners, local businesses, local musicians, and the hospitality industry at large.   

 

Event Goals

• To provide enriching and entertaining jazz and blues programs with options available to suit all tastes and budgets;

• To illuminate the legacy of jazz greats, like Virginia native Ella Fitzgerald;

• To further enhance Williamsburg, VA as a vibrant cultural destination with year-round programming; and

• To boost economic development and tourism.

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Winter Blues Jazz Fest
Various Venue Locations
Williamsburg, Va 23185

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Vision:

Our vision is to see the Greater Williamsburg community as a creative, vibrant community rooted in history and blossoming with culture.

 

Mission: 

Our mission is to promote and enhance the cultural energy and vitality of our community by creating experiences and educational opportunities that encourage visitation and enrich the lives of those who live here.

 

Goals:

  • To produce unique arts and cultural events for the greater Williamsburg area;

  • To support and collaborate with local artists, organizations, and businesses that are mission-aligned and foster mutually beneficial relationships;

  • To work towards an art-inspired communal space and an enhanced arts infrastructure;

  • To capture arts and culture grant money that is designated for livability and creative placemaking

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