Jazz à Vienne returns to Lyon’s Neighbor for 16 days in June and July
The annual Jazz à Vienne festival will take place from June 28 to July 13, bringing 250 concerts and 1000 artists to the city of Vienne, 30 minutes south of Lyon.
Jazz à Vienne was created in 1981 to encourage jazz artists and help people discover the genre. Today it is one of the most important festivals in France, attracting over 200,000 attendees each year.
The 38th edition will include a tribute to jazz great Nat King Cole by Gregory Porter and the National Orchestra of Lyon, as well as concerts from Melody Gardot, Jeff Beck, Al McKay’s Earth Wind & Fire Experience, returning artist Morcheeba, and many more.
The festival will take place across four stages: the Théâtre Antique, the Scènes de Cybèle, the Club de Minuit at the Théâtre de Vienne, and Jazz Mix. Jazz à Vienne strives to be accessible to all budgets, so the only paid stage is the Théâtre Antique.
Jazz à Vienne celebrates all incarnations of jazz music, from traditional jazz to music fusions to classical, blues, hip-hop, folk-electro combos and more.
Its program includes an eclectic range of shows and international guests from “Jazz Loves Disney” to English groups Mammal Hands and Ruby Rushton and American artists Toronzo Cannon and Forq.
In addition to the concerts, the festival will host exhibitions, masterclasses, talks and demonstrations. There are activities and workshops for all ages, including discovery session, the Jazz for Kids project, and summer camps for future musicians.
Find the full program here.