Linda Theus-Lee high fives a fan from the main stage of Five Points Jazz Festival - photo by Lucia De Giovanni



Five Points Jazz festival is a free, all-day event held annually in Denver’s historic 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 including Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk and many more!

For the past 20 years, local favorites like Hazel Miller, Buckner Funken Jazz, Jakarta, Conjunto Colores, Purnell Steen, JoFoKe aNem and Wil Alston have graced our stages, as well as national and international artists like Dianne Reeves, Ron Miles and Invisible Bird. Along Welton Street, residents and visitors groove to the music while exploring a culturally diverse collection of food, shopping and entertainment.  

From its humble first year which featured one stage and only three bands, the festival has grown into an all-day event with almost 50 bands, 10 stages and performance spaces and 100,000 visitors. In 2020, DAV collaborated with Rocky Mountain PBS and KUVO to broadcast a virtual event that garnered two Colorado Broadcasters Association awards and a Heartland Emmy® nomination.  

We invite you to come experience this fun, uplifting day for friends and families and enjoy a piece of Denver’s legacy in jazz music.  

Now Accepting Applications for Performers

Denver Arts & Venues is excited to announce the 21st annual Five Points Jazz Festival on Saturday, June 8, and is now accepting applications for 2024 performers.

2024 performances will be one hour in length and performers will need to be on-site one hour prior to their performance time for load-in and sound check. The committee will accept musician applications through Dec. 15 and begin making decisions on festival lineup in late January. A musician application in Spanish is also available.


Cheers to 20 Years!

Thanks for dancing the day away at this year's festival on June 10, 2023.
Here's a showcase of a few of our favorite moments from the day. Video produced by Fireside Production. 


Every year, DAV honors individuals who have made significant and lasting contributions to jazz and culture in the Five Points neighborhood and beyond.


Big Thanks to Our Partners

Get Involved in the Fun!

Check back soon for information on how to be a part of the 2024 festival.

Highlights Over the Years



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For more information, please contact Sonia Rae, Cultural Affairs Program Manager.