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Big names, bigger sounds coming to Jacksonville Jazz Festival

Gladys Knight performs onstage during the 2018 American Music Awards.
Gladys Knight performs onstage during the 2018 American Music Awards. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images For dcp)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Empress of Soul will be swinging into the River City in May as part of the 2019 Jacksonville Jazz Festival.

Gladys Knight will be part of the lineup for what's billed as one of the largest free jazz festivals in the country.

Jacksonville Jazz Fest will be May 23-26 covering 10 blocks of Downtown Jacksonville.

Two stages of live music will feature jazz greats and modern favorites. The festival also includes an epic street party with local food, drinks, shopping and entertainment.

The festival began in 1981 as the Mayport and All That Jazz Festival and is now held every Memorial Day weekend.

So far, the musical lineup includes:

  • Gladys Knight
  • Brian Culbertson
  • Monty Alexander
  • Alfredo Rodriguez Trio
  • Greg Adams & East Bay Soul
  • Avery*Sunshine
  • Moonchild
  • Amina Scott
  • Brass-A-Holics
  • LPT

Follow Jacksonville Jazz Festival on Facebook for updates and announcements on the lineup.

For more information and tickets, go to JacksonvilleJazzFest.com.

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