Five Points Jazz Festival

2016 Five Points Jazz Festival: Saturday, May 21

The free festival takes place the third Saturday of May and celebrates the history of Denver’s Five Points neighborhood. Once known as the Harlem of the West, Five Points was home to several jazz clubs which played host to many of jazz music’s legends such as Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk and many more. Come out to Five Points to enjoy this free festival of music, food, culture and fun. Please visit our event calendar for a full lineup of bands, and performance and activity schedule.

Coming to the Five Points Jazz Festival? RTD Detours
As a part of the Regional Transportation District (RTD) ongoing State of Good Repair efforts to provide safe and reliable service for riders, portions of the light rail system will be temporarily closed next weekend. This will affect people planning on using the light rail system to get to the Five Points Jazz Festival Saturday, May 21. During the closure, there will be no light rail service on the C, D, E, F and H lines north of the I-25·Broadway stationm however, bus shuttle service will be available from the I-25·Broadway Station to Welton with stops at 20th, 25th and 27th streets. For more information and additional rider alerts, please visit the RTD website.

Since its inception in 2004, the Five Points Jazz Festival has grown each year in size and popularity. In 2014 we saw attendance increase to nearly 26,000 and 35 bands performed throughout the course of the day. To accommodate for these increased numbers, we added 20 additional vendors, three more stages and expanded four blocks.

The 2015 Five Points Jazz Festival took place on Saturday, May 16. It was one of the most culturally diverse lineups to date providing Denver with an afternoon filled with all types of jazz to experience – latin, blues, funk, trios, youth-focused programming and more.

2015 Festival Photos
Photographer: Trevor Davis