We must cancel the 2020 Johnson City Jazz Festival


It is with deep regret that we announce that, in the interest of public safety, we must cancel the 2020 Johnson City Jazz Festival. The COVID 19 virus is causing cancellations all across the country and East Tennessee is no exception. Health departments of many states are forbidding such gatherings completely. It is tremendously disappointing. We had such a fine lineup. We have invited all the artists to play at the next festival, and hope they will accept.

We will refund all ticket sales through Eventbrite. Within the week we will post information about how to proceed. Anyone who wishes to convert their ticket purchase to a donation will be able to do that as well. We have various expenses that we cannot recover from this year, so all help is appreciated.

We hope that all our jazz fans will be safe and healthy through this crisis, and that it passes quickly. We look forward to seeing you at the next festival!