Jazz in the Park

Attendance for each concert ranges from 1,500 – 3,000 people each Monday night. The concert series has a rich history of word-of-mouth advertising that has brought successful community engagement over the years.  In addition, we are broadening the reach of the series with our new media partners and anticipate that our attendance will continue to grow in our new location downtown. Special Thank You to:

  • WYCE

  • Blue Lake Radio

  • WGVU

Various levels of sponsorship are available. Click here for an information packet on becoming a Jazz in the Park Sponsor!

Jazz in the Park Returns for 2018!

Monday night Jazz in the Park is back for a new season of outdoor concerts that continue to draw record crowds to Grand Rapids!

In its 18th year, The West Michigan Jazz Society has been producing jazz concerts that are a tradition on the summer events calendar and one of the most popular events in the city.

Downtown Grand Rapids at Ah-Nab-Awen Park.  WMJS has secured a total of 10 event dates where the community and visitors alike, can come together and listen to the classic sounds of America’s original genre of music….Jazz!

The 2018 Jazz in the Park Concert Series will run from June 11th through August 20th.
Shows from 6:30-8:30.

June 11th - Byron Center High School Jazz Band

June 18th - Kathy Lamar & Friends

June 25th - Behn Gillece (vibraphonist from New York)

July 9th - Paul Keller Sundown Quintet

July 16th - Ivan Akanslima

July 23rd - Michael Doyle - Evidence

July 30th - John Proulx Trio

August 6th - Mary Rademacher

August 13th - Organissimo

August  20th-  Bob Nixon - GRJO

Jazz in the Park