The People’s Festival: By The People And For The People!

It all began over 30 years ago with a simple concept: Provide a memorable weekend of FREE world class performances in Erie’s most beautiful park. The festival was the brainchild of John Vanco (then the Director of The Erie Art Museum). For the first 25 years, the Blues & Jazz Fest was the product of the museum. Today, we are our own non-profit organization who have continued the charge of keeping Erie’s most beloved event alive and thriving.

Frontier Park, Erie, PA
August 3rd-4th


Keep The Music Going

Donate Today!

We could not continue hosting a free world-class weekend without your generous support! Become a recurring donor to help us….

Present America's greatest musical contributions to the world: Blues and Jazz.
Educate our neighbors about Frontier Park and our natural environment.
Attract friends from around the region to visit Erie, PA.
Celebrate our differences and embrace our unity.
Enjoy a peaceful weekend with friends and family!

Barbara Blue with Bernard Purdie
Terrance Simien And The Zydeco Experience
CSNY Tribute feat. Jennifer Stills & Fuzzy Samuel

Who's Playing?

Show-Stopping Artists You Won't Want To Miss.

Come experience world-class music from artists like Terrance Simien and The Zydeco Experience, Dumpstaphunk, CSNY Tribute feat Jennifer Stills, and Fuzzy Samuel, just to name a few.

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You Can Make A Difference

Become A Volunteer

To keep our Blues and Jazz fest free to the public, we rely on the generous support of our community. Some help with funding and others donate their time and energy. Help keep the Jazz fest running smoothly by volunteering today!

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2024 Official Festival Poster

Erie Blues and Jazz Is Back!

Each Erie Blues and Jazz Festival is a little unique — and so is the promotional artwork that goes with it!  Reviving a time-honored tradition, local illustrator Melissa Sullivan Shimek captures the vibrancy and diversity of Erie's quintessential carefree summer afternoon in this year's poster. Print a black-and-white copy and make it your own for a chance at an awesome prize (details TBA)!

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Memories Are Made Here

The Erie Blues and Jazz Fest isn't just about hearing world-class music—it's about making memories, too

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Huge Thanks to Our 2024 Festival Sponsors!


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