DuPont Clifford Brown Jazz Festival

  • June 17, 2018 - June 24, 2018
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: various
Rodney Square
Wilmington, DE 19801
Admission: Free

The DuPont Clifford Brown Jazz Festival is a popular multiday outdoor marathon of jazz in tribute to the late, great Wilmington native. Every June, visitors can take in the sounds of this celebratory event in Rodney Square.  Presented by the City of Wilmington, the DuPont Clifford Brown Jazz Festival is the largest FREE jazz festival on the east coast. This renowned jazz festival has been entertaining Wilmington and visitors from up and down the east coast for over 25 years. The Festival is a tribute to this great man and a way to keep his memory alive. Featuring outstanding performances on the main stage, vendors, food, wine and craft beers for purchase.

Performances start at 6pm on the weekdays and noon on Saturday.

Visit website for updated information on performers, dates and event times.

Sunday, June 17, 7:00 pm

The Episcopal Church of Sts. Andrew and Matthew,  719 Shipley Street

  • The Best of Duke Ellington’s Sacred Concerts

Monday, June 18, 5:30 pm

Clifford Brown Garden, 16th and Clifford Brown Walk

  • Community Concert

Tuesday, June 19, 6:00 pm

Theatre N

  • Event to be announced

Wednesday, June 20, 6:00 pm

Rodney Square Main Stage

  • Matthew Whittaker 
  • Laila Biali
  • Clifford Brown Tribute Big Band under the direction of Gerald Chavis featuring Ernie Watts

Thursday, June 21, 6:00 pm

Rodney Square Main Stage

  • Miguel Zenon
  • Jane Bunnett and Maqueque
  • Arturo Sandoval

Friday, June 22, 6:00 pm

Rodney Square Main Stage

  • Lao Tizer Band featuring Chieli Minucci, Eric Marienthal & Karen Briggs
  • Deva Mahal
  • Brian McKnight

Saturday, June 23, Noon

Episcopal Church of Sts. Andrew and Matthew, 719 Shipley Streets

  • “Newly Strung: Jazz String Compositions from the Next Generation”

Saturday, June 23, 2:00 pm

Rodney Square Main Stage

  • Sammy Miller and the Congregation
  • Sara Lazarus
  • Scott Tixier
  • Sidewalk Chalk

Sunday June 24, 2:00 pm

Queen Theater , 5th and Market Streets

  • Boysie Lowery Living Jazz Residency 2018 Graduates’ Concert
DuPont Clifford Brown Jazz Festival
  • Rodney Square
  • Wilmington, DE 19801
  • to
  • Recurring daily

The DuPont Clifford Brown Jazz Festival is a popular multiday outdoor marathon of jazz in tribute to the late, great Wilmington native. Every June, visitors can take in the sounds of this celebratory