2021: The Comeback Year.

We cannot wait to see you all again at the 29th Annual Erie's Blues & Jazz Festival in Frontier Park! This year, the festival will be held September 24th - 26th, 2021 in conjunction with the Arboretum's LEAF Festival. Festivities open Friday night at 7:30 pm with one scheduled event – the screening of the first Erie Dance Film Festival. Saturday and Sunday features performances and workshops by Squonk Opera, an internationally touring, crowd-wowing, multi-disciplinary performing arts group, along with a main stage line-up of blues and jazz performances. Additional programming featuring visual arts, poetry, dance and more, takes place throughout the park. To view the 2021 Festival Program, click here. 

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Friday, September 24


Erie Dance Film Festival Screening

Saturday, September 25


1:30 – 2:30: SQUONK

2:30 – 4:00: House of Rhythm

4:30 – 6:00: King Solomon Hicks Band

6:00 – 7:00: SQUONK

7:00 – 8:30: Larry McCray Blues Band

Sunday, September 26th


2:00 – 3:00: SQUONK

3:00 – 4:30: Chris Dempsey Group

5:00 – 6:30: Chattaqua Jazz Revival

7:00 – 8:30: Kahil El’Zabar’s Quartet

Two days of regional Blues & Jazz Music / 29 Years of History


In the year of 2021, Erie’s Blues and Jazz Festival enters in to its 29th year of providing family-friendly, world-class Arts and Music entertainment in Erie, Pennsylvania. Historically, musicians and performers come from across the world to Erie, PA in the first weekend in August for an unforgettable experience. This year, we are excited to bring the music back to Frontier Park a little later to plan the comeback of the year!

After 29 years, our community has recognized the first weekend in August as a time to celebrate Blues, Jazz, Arts and Music in Erie. We’re proud to announce that in 2022, the Blues & Jazz Festival will return to the traditional first weekend in August.

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Allegheny Health Network, Saint Vincent Hospital

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Visit our Artist Information Page to learn more about the acts coming to the 2021 Erie’s Blues & Jazz Festival!

2020 Artistic Performances

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