FIVE POINTS JAZZ FESTIVAL

2019 FIVE POINTS JAZZ FESTIVAL WILL TAKE PLACE ON SATURDAY, MAY 18.

2019 Five Points Jazz Festival Logo no A&V 300This free festival takes place the third Saturday of May every year 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!

Help us make the 2019 Festival a success. We are seeking volunteers for short shifts throughout the day. Volunteer with friends, co-workers or family to add more fun to your day!

Download the app to build your schedule, see the map, check out food and beverage options, learn about our vendors and more!

Five Points Jazz Festival app for Android
Five Points Jazz Festival app for iOS

Full performance schedule.

Help us keep Five Points Jazz Festival safe and enjoyable: take a look at our rules before you plan your day or pack your bag.

How to get to the Festival

Ride Share - You can have Lyft or another ride share company drop you off at the ride share area at 28th Ave. and Glenarm Pl. (Eastside Health parking lot).

Bike Valet - Wish for Wheels will park and watch your bicycle at the ride share area at 28th Ave. and Glenarm Pl. (Eastside Health parking lot)

Light Rail - the RTD L Line will not be running into Five Points on May 18 due to street closures for the festival. The nearest RTD L Line Stop will be at 18th St. and California St. From there, it's a seven-block walk to the 24th St. and Welton St. festival entrance.

Bus - from Downtown Denver, the RTD 43 Eastbound Bus stops at 27th St. and Stout St., a one-block walk from the festival entrance at 27th St. and California St. The RTD 43 Westbound Bus stops at 27th St. and California St.

Drive - street parking around the Five Points Jazz Festival may be limited. 


Get ready for festival with Sonic Tonic:
Immerse Yourself in jazz to expand your mind and aural palate

Learn to Listen like a Big Band Musician:
May 7, 10:30 a.m.-noon
Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library – 2401 Welton St.
FREE, All ages

Learn to Listen like a Jazz Musician: 
May 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Craft Coworking at the Lydian – 2590 Welton St., Suite 200
FREE, *21+

Learn to Listen like a Jazz Musician:
May 18, 11-11:45 a.m.
Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library – 2401 Welton St.
FREE, All ages

Presented by Darren Kramer: Musician • Composer • Educator 

* Complimentary Wine & Beer will be served and integrated into the Sonic Tonic discussion on May 16.

2017 Festival Photos - Photographer: Steve Hostetler

2016 Festival Photos - Photographer: Trevor Davis

2015 Festival Photos - Photographer: Trevor Davis