Hampton Jazz Festival
Hampton Jazz Festival 2014
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The 46th annual Hampton Jazz Festival is back once again on the 27th, 28th & 29th of June 2014. Having been running since 1968, the Hampton Jazz Festival brings people together for a few days and nights in late June for moments of pure entertainment. The festival is normally hosted at Virginia’s Hampton Coliseum, and will be again in 2014.
Hampton Jazz Festival Highlights
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The Hampton Jazz fest has now been running for over 45 years (est. 1968) and has hosted pretty much every great Jazz, pop, blues and soul artist you can think. The festival is run in partnership with the City of Hampton and Hampton University.
Initially it was started to celebrate Hampton Universities 100th birthday and was only intended as a ‘one-off’ festival on the Universities own campus. Since it’s launch, the festival has continued in order to please it’s growing demand and now tens of thousands of people come from all over the world for a few days in June to celebrate and enjoy music together.
More Photos in the ‘Gallery‘ Tab below.
The lineup for the 2014 Hampton Jazz Festival is shown below. Check back regularly for further updates or you can Follow us on Facebook or ⇩ subscribe to lineup notifications ⇩
|Fri June 27, 2014||7:30 pm||- Charlie Wilson|
- Jonathan Butler
- Norman Brown
- Alex Bugnon
- Jackie Scott & The Housewreckers
- William ‘Mobetta’ Ledbetter
|$60.00 + $4 fee.|
|Sat June 28, 2014||7:00 pm||- The O’Jays|
- Chaka Khan
- Morris Day & The Time
- Spyro Gyra
|$60.00 + $4 fee.|
|Sun June 29, 2014||2:00 pm||- Toni Braxton|
- Dave Koz & Friends (Mindi Abair, Gerald Albright and Richard Elliott)
- The Now & Then Trio + One
|$60.00 + $4 fee.|
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The festival is hosted at the Hampton Coliseum.
Address: 1000 Coliseum Dr, Hampton, Virginia 23666, United States
Phone: (757) 838-5650
Tickets for the Hampton Jazz Festival 2014 are $60.00 + $4.00 fees per seat per day. Tickets go on sale March 22nd 2014 @ 10am and can be purchased here at Ticketmaster.com.
(Prices for the 2013 festival were $58.50 per seat per day plus a facility fee of $3.50.)
You can receive a discount for large groups (45+) and are only available through fax or mail to the Hampton Coliseum Box Office.
The nearest international airport to Hampton Jazz Festival is Norfolk International Airport (ORF) and is located approimately 30 km (19 miles) from Hampton Coliseum. To get to the festival venue from the airport you can get a taxi (around $30 one-way – list of taxi companies and numbers), it will take around 25 minutes. Alternatively you could jump on the airport shuttle which has been operating since 1928 and will drop you off in Hampton. Currently 6 airlines fly into Norfolk International Airport (list of airlines here).
To get the best flight deals I would always use SkyScanner as they take 0% commission and always (from my own experience) find the cheapest flight deals. Feel free to check prices using their official flight checker below:
Additional transport information on this festival can be found at the ‘Map & Transport Hubs‘ section along with the Festival News, Festival photos of previous years, user comments etc. Make sure you check them out below.
The cheapest accommodation options I could find in and around Hampton, Virginia during festival period (End of June 2014) are shown below:
*** Prices will rise the closer you get to the festival dates so book early and avoid disappointment… ***
If you are on a super shoe-string budget then search HostelWorld and get a bed in a hostel for as little as $3! - (Private rooms often $20+)
For a full list of good hotels to stay in during the festival period I would highly recommend visiting Hotels.com – Hampton, Virginia for more hotels.
Note that there is NO TENT CAMPING at the Hampton Jazz Festival this year. However, you are allowed to ‘camp’ in your RV or Motorhome at the nearby Fam Camp RV Park/Campground or alternatively you can see some more at RV Park Reviews for the Hampton Area.
We currently have not been able to interview anybody at the Hampton Jazz Festival, if you work for the festival and would like to answer a few questions for this section of your listing, please contact me so that we can get something arranged, thank you.
If you have any questions or need more information on this festival then please leave a comment below. NB. You will also find tabs below which display photo galleries, live festival news, transport information etc – make sure you check them out before you leave and visit again soon as festival pages are being continually updated with new info!!
- Official Hampton Jazz Festival website
- Top 20 Essential Festival Items –
- YouTube playlist of Hampton Jazz Festival 2013
- Trip Advisor Review(s)
- TicketMaster Reviews
- Destination 360 (venue, tickets and lodging info)
- Hampton Roads: Lineup News Release for 2013
- The Daily Press on Hampton Jazz Festival
- Useful: Visit Hampton
Friday 28 Aug '150%
Mainly clear. Lows overnight in the upper 60s.
Saturday 29 Aug '150%
Mostly sunny skies. High 84F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday 30 Aug '150%
Intervals of clouds and sunshine in the morning with more clouds for later in the day. High 87F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.
Monday 31 Aug '1520%
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High near 90F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday 01 Sep '1510%
Partly cloudy. High around 90F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday 02 Sep '1510%
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 89F. Winds SE at 10 to 15 mph.
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