Five Points Jazz Festival, Denver

Five Points Jazz Festival, Denver

June 8

Five Points, Denver, Colorado, USA

At the start of summer, when the sun generously shares its rays and the air is filled with the scent of flowers, Denver opens its arms to one of the brightest events in the world of jazz - the Five Points Jazz Festival. This free music festival takes place annually in June in the historic Five Points neighborhood.

Festival Background and Features

Background and features of the Five Points Festival

The Five Points neighborhood was home to many legendary jazz clubs, where genre greats such as Thelonious Monk and Miles Davis performed. The festival has its roots in the rich musical history of this area, known as the "Harlem of the West."

On the festival stages, you can hear a variety of musical genres: from classic jazz to funk and blues, and everything in between. In the past, local artists such as Hazel Miller and Buckner Funken Jazz were joined by international and national musicians, including Ron Miles, Dianne Reeves, and Invisible Bird.

The scale of the event is impressive: while only three bands performed on a single stage at the first festival, there are now 10 stages with 50 bands and about 100,000 jazz fans attending.

Location and Time

In 2024, the Five Points Festival will be held on June 8 on Welton Street in Denver, Colorado, USA. This is a free event open to everyone.

How to Get There

For those planning to join this grand event, there are several ways to get to Five Points:

  1. Public Transport: Use the RTD (Regional Transportation District) system and take one of the buses or light rail trains that will take you right to the heart of the neighborhood.
  2. Car: If you prefer to travel by car, you can use one of the many parking lots in the city center. However, considering the popularity of the event, it's better to plan ahead and reserve a spot.
  3. Taxi or Ridesharing: For convenience, you can order a taxi or use ridesharing services like Uber or Lyft.

Other Attractions in Denver

Beyond the festival in Denver

Beyond the festival, Denver offers many other interesting places to visit, including the Art Museum with a large collection of Native American art, the Botanical Gardens, the Zoo, the Water Park, gastronomic and wine tours, and the opportunity to enjoy the picturesque Rocky Mountains nearby. Additionally, you can enjoy certain recreational activities (details via the link).

Festivals in Colorado and Denver In addition to the Five Points Jazz Festival, Colorado and Denver host other major festivals such as Denver Day of Rock, Juneteenth Music Festival, Denver Film Festival, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Great American Beer Festival, Frozen Dead Guy Days, and Cherry Creek Arts Festival.

Accommodation and Flights to Denver If you are looking for a place to stay in Denver, we recommend using our site to compare prices on accommodations and flights.

Denver International Airport, known as DIA, is the largest in the USA by area. Flights from London (Heathrow) to Denver with United Airlines start at £458 round trip.

The Five Points Jazz Festival is not just a musical event but a true cultural phenomenon that brings together people of all ages and backgrounds in an atmosphere of jazz, freedom, and creativity. Here you can immerse yourself in the rich history of this genre, feel its pulsating energy, and become part of an unforgettable celebration of music.