Event Calendar
Jun 20 - 21 , 2014

Summer Solstice Jazz Festival

Downtown E Lansing

Annual Summer Solstice Jazz Festival (SSJF) will make its way to The 18th downtown East Lansing June 20-21, featuring a high-caliber ensemble of local, regional and national jazz performers, including 2014 Grammy nominee Cecile McLorin Salvant and the nation’s top touring big band The U.S. Air Force Airmen of Note.

The festival is presented by the City of East Lansing, Wharton Center for Performing Arts and the MSU College of Music, with artistic direction by Rodney Whitaker.

This FREE-to-the-community festival is centered around a large tent located in the heart of downtown East Lansing in Parking Lot 1, 230 Albert Ave., and Ann Street Plaza, located on the northwest corner of the Albert-M.A.C. intersection.

New this year to the SSJF is the Kozmic Picnik, an opportunity for concert goers to pack a picnic lunch and appreciate avant-garde jazz in the Broad Art Museum Sculpture Garden. Immediately following will be a New Orleans-style Second Line Parade where everyone is invited to participate in a brass band processional to the Ann Street Plaza. The SSJF also features main stage performances, the Jazz Kids children’s activity area, onsite food, jazz cafes, the MSU Outreach and Engagement Education Stage, and AfterGlow performances.

June 20-21 Schedule (PDF)

Visit eljazzfest.com for more information.

Event Dates/Times

Event Details

  • Jun 20 - 21 , 2014
  • Downtown E Lansing
  • FREE

Policies & Accessibility

What Accessibility Services are offered at Wharton Center?

Wharton Center offers many patron services including Audio Description, Sign Language Interpretation, Assisted Listening Devices, Barrier-Free Parking and Wheel Chair Pick-up. Please visit the Accessibility page for more information.

Helpful Tips and Personal Responsibility Statement

To ensure your visit to Wharton Center is a great one, please visit the Helpful Tips page. Questions about cameras, children, late seating and parking can be answered here.

Can I exchange my ticket? What happens if I lose my ticket?

Exchanges, refunds, fees as well as Ticket Office hours and contact information can be found on the Ticket Office information page.

  • Wharton Center for Performing Arts
  • Michigan State University
  • 750 E. Shaw LN
  • East Lansing, MI 48824
  • PHONE: (517) 353-1982