Capital Jazz festival revs up the stage at Merriweather Post

Lalah Hathaway will perform at the Capital Jazz Fest this weekend in Columbia, Md. (Photo by Duif du Toit/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
30 bands, two stages

Tim Bracken | November 14, 2014 7:08 pm

WASHINGTON – This weekend, the Capital Jazz Fest takes over Merriweather Post Pavilion with more than 30 bands on two stages.

During the past 20 years, the festival has seen a steady increase in notoriety and attendance. According to the official website, tens of thousands of music fans are expected throughout this year’s three-day run.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the Pavilion Stage will feature contemporary jazz and adult contemporary while the Soul Stage will feature classic and alternative soul. Although one of the headliners, Chaka Khan, has canceled her performance due to doctor’s orders, there are plenty of other national acts to satisfy concertgoers.

The lineup includes:

  • Will Downing
  • Dave Koz
  • Eric Ben

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