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.”