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Photo: Hazel Miller | Denver Arts & Venues is excited to announce the 21st annual Five Points Jazz Festival on Saturday, June 8, and is now accepting applications for 2024 performers. This free festival takes place annually and celebrates the history of Denver’s Five Points neighborhood. Once known as the Harlem of the West, Five Points was home to several jazz clubs which played host to many of jazz music’s legends, such as Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk and many more!

The festival will take place on Saturday, June 8th beginning at noon. Individual artists and bands will generally be hired to play a one hour set on one of multiple stages located in local venues or at one of the outdoor stages.

“Over the past 20 years of the Five Points Jazz Festival, we have presented nearly 500 performances,” said Brooke Dilling, Manager of Cultural Programs. “We are thrilled once again to open the call for musicians and continue to support the legacy of jazz and its many iterations in Five Points, Denver, Colorado and beyond, as we look for emerging talent and longtime favorites for next year’s event.”

2024 performances will be one hour in length and performers will need to be on-site one hour prior to their performance time for load-in and sound check. The committee will accept musician applications through November 30 and begin making decisions on festival lineup in late January. A musician application in Spanish is also available.

For more information or to apply to perform, please visit http://www.ArtsandVenues.com/5PJF.


So that all may thrive, Arts & Venues enriches and advances Denver’s quality of life and economic vitality through premier public venues, arts, cultural and entertainment opportunities. Arts & Venues is the City and County of Denver agency responsible for operating some of the region’s most renowned facilities, including Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Colorado Convention Center, Denver Coliseum and McNichols Civic Center Building. The agency also oversees multiple programs, cultural investments and grant opportunities. Arts & Venues is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion in all our programs, initiatives and decision-making processes.

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