Jazz à Vienne Takes Over the City June 28-July 13

Published: 2018/05/15

Jazz à Vienne returns to Lyon’s Neighbor for 16 days in June and July


The 38th edition returns with four stages, 1000 artists, and countless shows, exhibitions, classes and more.


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 2018 poster

Jazz à Vienne takes place over 16 days in June and July, bringing together jazz and fusion artists from across the world. © Jazz à Vienne

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 théâtre antique in vienne during jazz à vienne 2017

The Théâtre Antique is the only paid area in the whole festival, which seeks to be as accessible as possible to everyone. © Pierre Corvaisier

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.

concert at jazz à vienne 2017

The festival has four main stages, including the Théâtre Antique, Scènes de Cybèle, Club de Minuit, and Jazz Mix. © Renaud Alouche

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.

More informations

Website: https://www.jazzavienne.com/en


Free except for events at the Théâtre Antique