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Winter Blues Jazz Fest, 2024

The four-day Winter Blues Jazz Fest is back for its 10th year! It will take place January 12–15, 2024. The festival home this year will be the William and Mary Alumni House again. There will be a dedicated lounge for our VIP weekend pass holders, with complimentary water, soft drinks, and snacks. Another cool space will be for all attendees and will feature jazz on the big screen and a place to chill out between events. 

Our overarching goal is to provide an enriching and entertaining weekend full of music and educational programs with options available to suit all tastes and budgets.

The Winter Blues Jazz Fest has a little something for everyone.

Friday, January 12th, at the William and Mary Alumni House at 7 p.m. The amazing No BS Brass will be our opening night entertainment. Followed by one of our always-sold-out late-night events featuring two options: The Jason Cale Band and Cats Eye with Miss Melanie.

Saturday, January 13th, brings a morning workshop. Back by popular demand, Big Bluesy, with music in the round by Vexine on one stage and Johnathon Ellison on the other stage,. Following that will be our main evening event with the Alfredo Rodriguez Quintet. Once again, There are late-night events; tonight there are two, one with In Laymen Terms at Culture Cafe and the other with Harry Wilson at the Alumni House.

​​Sunday, January 14th, the amazing Sunday Brunch. This year, we’ll have it at the William & Mary Alumni House with local favorite Good Shot Judy.

​Afternoon entertainment is brought to you by both Hot Lanes and Bobby Blackhat, which will be followed by the Bio Ritmo on Sunday evening. Culture Cafe will be creating a scrumptious pre-show supper, so don’t miss out on that. Tickets were sold separately.

The festival this year will spill over to Monday, Martin Luther King Day. This tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. event is free and open to the public.

Thank you to our sponsors, the City of Williamsburg and 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.

All Festival Details can be found by clicking HERE


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