The Roots, Herbie Hancock, Wyclef Jean and more headline 2016 Richmond Jazz Festival

by | May 26, 2016 | MUSIC

The annual Richmond Jazz Festival returns to Maymont Park this August and they have really stepped up their line up game this year.

The annual Richmond Jazz Festival returns to Maymont Park this August and they have really stepped up their line up game this year. Headlining artists include jazz legend Herbie Hancock, hip hop masters The Roots, soul king Al Jarreau and R&B mainstay Wyclef Jean.

Day passes are available for a range of prices and full weekend tickets are about $160 – get em here while they’re hot folks!

The whole thing goes down August 8th-12th so we’ll see you in Maymont folks! Keep up with the event on their website over here.

Check out the full artist line up below along with some videos to jog your memories.

Herbie Hancock

The Roots

Al Jarreau

Wyclef Jean

Esperanza Spalding

Vanessa Williams

Diane Shuur

Michael Franks

Stephanie Mills

Arrested Development

Jonathan Butler and Gerald Albright

Ramsey Lewis


Morris Day and the Time

Tom Browne & Jean Carne

Freddy Cole

Grace Kelly

Buckwheat Zydeco

Loston Harris


Sasha Masakowski

Lucky Chops

Sonny Fortune

Plunky & Oneness

Brad Kutner

Brad Kutner

Brad Kutner is the former editor of GayRVA and RVAMag from 2013 - 2017. He’s now the Richmond Bureau Chief for Radio IQ, a state-wide NPR outlet based in Roanoke. You can reach him at

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