The Fresh Coast Jazz Festival returns

The Fresh Coast Jazz Festival has announced that the event will return for its third year on August 26-27, at the historic Pabst Theatre. The 2022 event will once again bring together a lineup of world-class jazz talent in the city of festivals along with unique fun events.

The 2022 Fresh Coast Jazz Festival will feature three acts daily on Friday August 26th and Saturday August 27th. The popular Fresh Coast cruise also returns with the Night Caps (after-night concert with live jazz, where fans mingle with artists and other jazz fans) and the online auction.

“We are beyond thrilled to bring the Fresh Coast Jazz Festival back for a third year,” said event organizer Carl Brown. “The response from attendees to the event has been phenomenal. We believe the privacy and acoustics of the Pabst Theater make it the perfect venue for live jazz.

The 2022 festival lineup includes 18-time Grammy nominee Bob James, platinum-selling artist Najee, Alex Bugnon, Gabriela Anders, Adam Hawley and rising smooth jazz stars like; Vandell Andrew and Marcus Adams.

Tickets are on sale now. Again, the festival will offer several different ticket packages. One-day concert tickets that will allow attendees to enjoy all three acts on the day of their choice starting at just $69.50. Fans will also be able to choose from several two-day packages and buy tickets for the festival events of their choice. All concert seats are reserved, so tickets are limited.

Tickets for concerts and events are available at or

In addition to bringing great jazz to Festival City, the Fresh Coast Jazz Festival also raises funds to provide college scholarships for young people in underserved areas and to support music programs at area schools. . “The Fresh Coast Jazz Festival is truly a party with a purpose, as we use festival proceeds to provide college scholarships, help maintain music programs at area schools, and support medical research initiatives,” said Brown said.

“We want people to have a great time enjoying the greatness, music, drink, food, experiences and camaraderie that the Fresh Coast Jazz Festival and Milwaukee have to offer, and to do so by knowing they are touching lives in the process.”

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