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4 Can't Miss Jazz and Blues Festivals this September

The best of Dallas' Jazz and Blues.

Gabby Johnson
Posted on Aug 23, 2018

Dallas will come alive this September as local festivals embrace the best in jazz, contemporary blues, soul and R&B. These inspirational festivals showcase Dallas' reputation of diversity and inclusion as well as cultural vibrancy and entertainment.


Riverfront Jazz Festival

Back for its second year, the Riverfront Jazz Festival, presented by The Black Academy of Arts and Letters, will bring three days of performances for an epic Labor Day weekend. The jazz festival returns with an iconic lineup of artists taking the stage including Erykah Badu, Kenny Latimore, Ryan Waters, Julio Iglesias Jr. and many more. Local artists and rising stars will also grace the stage, and there will be tons of food vendors available to grab a bite to eat.

Friday Aug. 31 – Sunday, Sept. 2

Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas – 650 S. Griffin St., Dallas, TX, 75202


2018 Music Fest at South Fork Ranch

Get ready to groove to soulful Jazz and R&B at the 2018 Music Fest at South Fork Ranch. Held inside the indoor event center, this inaugural festival is sure to impress, showcasing some of the best names in adult contemporary, Jazz and R&B Soul. The lineup includes David Sanborn, Gregory Porter, The Temptations and The Whispers.

Saturday, Sept. 1 – Sunday Sept. 2

Southfork Ranch – 3700 Hogge Rd., Parker, Texas 75002


Jeffrey Osborne & Peabo Bryson

Join the "Men of Soul" Jeffrey Osborne and Peabo Bryson for an evening of R&B and Soul music. Releasing more than 15 albums combined and with their mix of funk and R&B, this concert will leave you feeling soulful chills.

Friday, Sept. 14

Music Hall at Fair Park – 909 First Ave, Dallas, Texas 75210


3rd Annual White Party with Maze featuring Frankie Beverly

Since the 80s, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly have made a significant impact in R&B music. They've been touring for decades and they're bringing back their classic tunes for their third Annual White Party along with platinum selling recording artist Anthony Hamilton. Don't miss this special night of classic R&B music.

Saturday, Sept. 22

Verizon Theater Grand Prairie – 1001 Performance Place, Grand Prairie, Texas 75050