SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The City of Springfield announced Wednesday that the Springfield Jazz Festival is returning in 2022 after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19.

The festival is scheduled for Sept. 24 and will feature a headlining concert from Bruce Hornsby at the Gillioz Theatre. Tickets for that show are on sale and can be purchased on the Gillioz Theatre’s website. Tickets cost between $45 and $75. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m.

As for the rest of the festival, music begins at noon on two downtown stages. These shows are free for anyone to watch.

Park Central Pavillion lineup:

  • 12 p.m. – MSU Jazz Symposium I
  • 1 p.m. – Evangel University Jazz Combo
  • 2 p.m. – MSU Jazz Symposium II
  • 3 p.m. – Royal Court Jazz Ensemble
  • 4 p.m. – MSU Trombone Ensemble

Park Central East lineup:

  • 12:30 p.m. – Robbing Ford
  • 1:30 p.m. – Matt Harp Trio
  • 2:30 p.m. – MOJO Lite
  • 3:30 p.m. – Arthur Duncan Jazz Group
  • 4:30 p.m. – Hamm/Aho/Morrison with Christin Bohrisch
  • 5:30 p.m. – The Missouri Jazz Orchestra (MOJO)

According to a news release from the city, the Springfield Jazz Fest seeks to “broaden understanding and make new connections to enhance the quality of life for our community.”