Jazz Pensacola promises a spectacular weekend May 15-16 as the organization’s annual JazzFest draws thousands of music fans to see the best national, regional and local jazz bands in downtown Pensacola.

National headliners include one of the top recording tuba and acoustic/electric bass players in the United States, Joe Murphy, and his quartetinternational jazz pianist Tony Viviano; and national saxophonist Doug Horn. Regional/local headliners include Freedom Jazz Dectet; Five Alive Quintet; Glenn Parker Band; Neighbors You Know;jazz pianist Alex Nollan; La’Roy Bodiford Quartet; Chip Herrington Quintet; Excelsior Brass Band; Isabelle Schrack Band; Nobius; Fais Do-Do; Jack Zoesch Quartet; and Dharma Beats, featuring Tate High School Vocal Jazz.

In addition to the sounds of jazz, Pensacola JazzFest posters, T-shirts, memorabilia, fine arts and crafts exhibitors, and food vendors will make the festival even greater.

For a complete 2021 Pensacola JazzFest schedule, go to jazzpensacola.com.

NOTE: Please bring lawn chairs/blankets. The City of Pensacola recommends COVID-19 safety standards: wearing masks, washing hands and social distancing. Questions? Contact the Visit Pensacola Visitor Information Center at (850) 434-1234 or visitpensacola.com.

Want to go?

Who: Jazz Pensacola
What: 37th Annual Pensacola JazzFest
When: Saturday and Sunday, May 15-16; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday,
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday
Where: Seville Square, Historic Downtown Pensacola. Bring lawn chairs/blankets.
Cost: Free
Details: (850) 433-8382, jazzpensacola.com