2023 Winter Blues Jazz Fest

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2023 Winter Blues Jazz Fest

Winter Blues Jazz Fest is back for its 9th year!

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Alumni House 500 Richmond Road Williamsburg, VA 23185

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  • 2 days 17 hours
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The Winter Blues Jazz Fest is back for its 9th year!!

4 Days - 9 Events

Event Overview:

The four-day Winter Blues Jazz Fest is back for its 9th year!  It will take place January 13-16, 2023. This year we're changing it up starting on Friday and going through Monday morning. Our Festival home this year will be The William and Mary Alumni house. Our 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.

 We will kick things off on Friday, January 13 at the William and Mary Alumni House at 7pm. The amazing Kadencia will be our opening night entertainment, Virginia based Bomba, Plena and salsa band. Followed by one of our always sold out late night events.

 Saturday brings us workshops, a taste of the Blues and an amazing Big Band performance by the MF Big Band. Once again we'll have one, maybe two late night events.

​​Sunday, January 15th, we have our amazing Sunday Brunch. This year we'll have one at the Williamsburg Winery featuring Liz Terrell and her band and a second one at Culture Cafe.

 ​Our afternoon entertainment is still in the planning stages and that will be followed by the great Sam Rucker on Sunday evening.

The festival this year will spill mover to Monday, Martin Luther King Day and we are working on a musical tribute to the legend.

Thank you to our sponsors, City of Williamsburg, Williamsburg Event Rentals. WMBG Radio and Tide Radio as our marketing partners, Culture Cafe and local businesses, local musicians, and the hospitality industry at large.  

The Winter Blues Jazz Fest presented by CultureFix is a four-day jazz festival centered in the downtown Williamsburg area.  

 

Winter Blues Jazz Fest 2023

Event Schedule

 

Friday 1/13

 

Opening Night Reception: 7pm

 Location: The William and Mary Alumni House

Ticket includes: Music performance and One drink

 Music: Kadencia

 

 Friday Night After Party: 9.30pm- 11.30pm Location: Leadership Hall, Alumni House

 Ticket includes: Music performance and One drink

 Music: Harris Simon band

Saturday 1/14

 

Morning Workshops 

Location:  The William and Mary Alumni House

Afternoon Blues musicians; TBD

Saturday Signature Event: 7pm - 9pm

 Location:  The William and Mary Alumni House

 Ticket includes: One drink and live performance

 Music: The MF Big Band

  

Saturday Night After Party: 9.30pm- 11.30pm Location: Culture Cafe

 Ticket includes: Music performance and One drink

Music: TBD

 Saturday Night After Party: 9.30pm- 11.30pm

Location: Leadership Hall, Alumni House

 Ticket includes: Music performance and One drink

Music: Michael Hawkins and the Brotherhood

Sunday 1/15

 

Sunday Brunch: 11am - 1pm

 Location: The Williamsburg Winery

 Ticket includes: Signature drink, brunch, tax, and gratuity

 Music: Liz Terrell band

 Sunday Brunch: 11am - 1pm

 Location: Culture Cafe

 Ticket includes: Signature drink, brunch, tax, and gratuity

 Music: TBD

Afternoon Performance: 2:00pm - 4:30pm

 Location: The William and Mary Alumni House

 Music by:TBD

Sunday Signature Event: 7pm

 Location:  The William and Mary Alumni House

 Ticket includes: One drink and live performance

 Music: Sam Rucker Band

Monday Signature Event: 10 - 11.30am

 Location:  The William and Mary Alumni House

 Ticket includes: Free performance

 Music: Tribute to Martin Luther King