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Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival

Sunday • Jun 30, 2024 • 11:30am

Join us at the 47th Annual Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival! 2 days, 2 stages and 22 electrifying artists from jazz to funk, blues, indie and pop.

Kick off summer with good times and great vibes! Enjoy craft beer, tasty eats, a fine arts fair, family fun and more!

Artist Lineup

Amphitheater Stage

  • Norah Jones

  • Laufey

  • Stanley Clarke N*4Ever

  • Terence Blanchard: Flow

  • Cory Henry

Charles R. Wood Discovery Stage

  • Pedrito Martinez Group

  • Miguel Zenon Quartet

  • Olatuja

  • Helen Sung: JazzPlasticity

  • Skidmore Jazz Institute Faculty All-Stars Centennial Celebration of Max Roach, Bud Powell & J.J. Johnson featuring Clay Jenkins, Steve Wilson, Steve Davis, Mike Moreno, Bill Cunliffe, Todd Coolman & Dennis Mackrel 

Norah Jones
Stanley Clarke N*4Ever
Terence Blanchard: Flow​
Cory Henry
Pedrito Martinez Group​
Miguel Zenon Quartet
Helen Sung presents Quartet+
Todd Coolman

Set Times

Amphitheater Stage

  • 12:30PM – Terence Blanchard Sextet

  • 2:00PM – Cory Henry

  • 3:30PM – Laufey

  • 5:15PM – Stanley Clarke N*4Ever

  • 7:00PM – Norah Jones

Charles R. Wood Discovery Stage

  • 11:30AM – Skidmore Jazz Institute Faculty All-Stars Centennial Celebration of Max Roach, Bud Powell & J.J. Johnson featuring Clay Jenkins, Steve Wilson, Steve Davis, Mike Moreno, Bill Cunliffe, Todd Coolman & Dennis Mackrel 

  • 12:55PM – Helen Sung: JazzPlasticity

  • 2:20PM – Miguel Zenon Quartet

  • 4:00PM – Olatuja

  • 5:35PM – Pedrito Martinez Group

*Times subject to change

2024 Local Eats

Mazzone Hospitality – New Orleans Style Fair

Fierro’s Wood-Fired Pizza

Meadowlark Vegan Catering

Pop-Up Oyster Bar Co.

Ginger Love Café – Filipino Street Food

Motor Oil Coffee

Squires Kettle Korn Co.

2024 Crafts Fair Friends

*= New to the festival in 2024!

Maureen Abdulah, M&M Links, Ludlow, MA–Handmade Jewelry

*Nadine Aigen, Nadine Essra Designs, Ithaca, NY–Handmade Jewelry, Goat’s Milk Soap

Carole Amper, Toucan Hats, Kingston, NY–Hats for Men, Women, Children

*Anastatia Baah, Anna Teiko Designs, Gaithersburg, MD—African Inspired Handmade Clothing & Accessories

*Beekman Street Arts District, Saratoga Springs NY—4 Artisans Representing Saratoga Springs with Textiles, Ceramic Tiles, Enamel Jewelry & Glass, Art Quilts.

Birama Berthe, Musomasiri, Baltimore, MD–Handmade Jewelry

*Cheryl Bielli, Mrs. B’s Petite Galerie & Studio, Gloversville, NY-Caricatures

Jaime Cachiguango, Andean Creations, Sunderland, MA—Instruments, Dream Catchers, Ponchos, Sweaters, Jewelry

John Cariati, Hannah Daye & Co, Millbrook, NY–Artisan Crafted Jewelry

Erika Carlino, Heitmanns Gourmet Nuts Hopewell Jct, NY–Glazed Nuts, English Toffees, Gourmet Gummies

Aita Carmichael, La Linguere Fashions, New York, NY—Custom Clothing & Accessories

John Crutchfield, Metallic Art Graphics, Richmond, VA–Metal Sculpture

Bardara Diagne, 9 Steps Away to Africa, Albany, NY—African Drums, Jewelry, Clothing

Abdoul Aziz Diouf, Aziz Fashions, New York, NY–Fashions by Aziz

*Michael Fambro, Jazz House, Groveland, NY—Polymer Clay Earrings, Vinyl Artwork

Susan Fish, Women’s Peace Collection, Great Barrington, MA–Fair Trade Clothing, Housewares, Toys, Accessories

Frankie Flores, Flores Fine Arts, Saratoga Springs, NY—Paints and Prints

Kevin & Suzette Hallman, Suzette Art Couture, Philadelphia, PA—Millinery & Accessories

*Denise Harrington, Remedies from Nature, Pikesville, MD—Herbal Remedies, Artisan Soaps, Whipped Butters, Personal Care Products.

*Lydia Hoffman, Koza Cashmere Co, Queensburg, NY—Upcylcled Cashmere Sweaters, Stuffed Animals, Mittens, Hats, Booties etc.

*Katherine Horning, Katherine’s Henna, Niagara Falls, NY—Henna Tattoos

*Ava Hu, avalove, Clearwater, FL—Indie Art Clothing for Women

Joanne Jacobs, Fantasy Glass Works, W. Hempstead, NY—Kaleidoscopes, Stained Glass Earrings, Paintings and Prints.

Barbara Jefts, Native Farm Flowers, Greenfield Ctr, NY—Botanical Prints/Eco Printing of Clothes, Pillows, Table Runners, and Wall Hangings

*Letitia Lee, Bethesda, MD—Original Paintings on Canvas & Reproductions

Joyce Locks, Hatsational by DEI, Saratoga Springs, NY—Men’s and Women’s Hats

*Mary Lussier, Muddy Trail Jerky Co, Greenwich, NY—Beef Jerky, SnackSticks, Spices, Soup Mixes, Pickled Eggs, Sausage, Beets

Shantel Mickens, Doray Unlimited Rosedale, NY—Handmade Leather Handbags and Accessories

Ritah Nakandi, Afri-Root Collective, Newton, MA—Fair Trade Tree Bark Products

Andrew Nichols, Andrew Nichols Art, Jamaica, NY—Original Paintings on Canvas, Prints

Charita Powell, Amazulu Collections, Philadelphia, PA-Urban Karma Gear

*Betty Roebuck, Jazzy River Designs, Philadelphia, PA—Hand Dyed Tie Dye and Batik Clothing using Upcycled Materials and Indigenous Fabrics

*Chris Savage, True Honey Teas, Lorton, VA—Prepackaged Craft Teas Infused with Honey Granules.

*Cari Shiel, Hooked Productions, Newark Valley, NY—Sustainable Lifestyle Apparel Inspired by Adventure, Music, and Love,

Helen Stubbs, Chriscerrine Accessories, Deptford, NJ—Hats, Patchwork Scarves, Hat Pins, Fabric Bags.

*Adama Sylla, Soma Fashion, New York, NY—Handmade Bags of Recycled Material & Wood Carved Jewelry

*Mihret Tekie, Tekie Mihret Ethnic Jewelry, Woodbridge, NJ—Handmade Jewelry

*Gretchen Tisch, Feathered Antler, Saratoga Springs, NY—Hand Painted Colorful Clothing, Hats, Bags and Accessories Inspired by Music and Nature.

*Donna Rennee Turan, Lady Reborn Art by Donna Rene, Porter Corners, NY—Original Fine Art Paints, Greeting Cards, and Prints.

Uzo/Nnamdi, Nnamdi Batik Art, Chapel Hill, NC—Hand Batik & Tie-Dye Cloths for Men & Women

*Alexa Varano, Third Wolf, Wayne, NJ—Hand Painted Clothing & Accessories, Original Art, Vinyl Stickers

*Christopher Welke, Nica-Art, Secane, PA—Handcrafted Pottery

Fatima Williams, Fatima’s Silver Creations, Philadelphia, PA—Handcrafted Fine Silver Jewelry

Gracie Yelverton, Gracie’s Accents, Philadelphia, PA—Handmade Wearable Art Clothing & Jewelry

Bob Yurochko, RMY Art.Com, Mountainside, NJ—Paintings and Drawings of Jazz Musicians

*Alexander Zinn, Culture Cross, Savannah, GA—Global Treasure and Inspired Designs from Across the Globe.

Producing Partner

Event Notes

  • Gates open at 10am
  • Performances begin at 11:30am on the Charles R Wood Discovery Stage
  • Amphitheater performances begin at 12:30pm

*Times are subject to change

Helpful Hints

  • Children 12 and under are free on the lawn for Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival. The free children’s tickets can be obtained at the gates upon entry.
  • Alcohol is sold at Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival. Photo ID required for all ages.
  • We do not make public announcements during any performance. If you need to locate someone make sure you know your party’s seat location.
  • If someone has a medical condition that requires syringes or special medical attention, they should alert the SPAC staff on arrival who will notify SPAC Medical to discuss your needs.

Ways to Save

SPAC Member Discount

SPAC Members receive 15% or 20% (depending on membership level) on all Jazz Festival tickets! Not a member? Join today!

Student Discount

Students can enjoy $25 Lawn Tickets or 25% off amphitheater tickets. Student discount will automatically be applied at checkout. The student must pick up tickets at the Box Office on the day of the event and show proof of student ID or enrollment.

Kids in Free

Presented by Fenimore Asset Management. Children 12 and under are free on the lawn or 50% off in amphitheater for Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival. No tickets are required for Kids in Free admission with an accompanying adult ticket holder – go directly to the gate.


Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival Ground Rules

Applicable for Friehofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival only. View classical event ground rules hereView Live Nation event ground rules here.

Permitted Items

  • Food, beverages, and disposable utensils.
  • Picnic blankets and breathable ground coverings.
  • Umbrellas and chairs are permitted, but will be restricted by sizing for use on the main amphitheater lawn, as follows:
    • Lawn chairs must not exceed 43” when collapsed.
    • Lawn chairs on the center amphitheater lawn must not exceed 26″ in height when opened.
    • Only personal-sized umbrellas will be permitted on the lawn.

Items Not Permitted

  • Weapons of any kind
  • Glass containers
  • Plastic tarps
  • Lawn chairs over 43” when collapsed.
  • Tents are prohibited from the Amphitheater lawn as well as the area immediately in front of the Jazz Discovery Stage.
  • Grills, cooking equipment, or any flame that uses a liquid, gas, or gel accelerant.
  • Laser pointers
  • Drones
  • Professional audio or video recording equipment
  • Cameras with detachable lenses
  • Bikes, rollerblades, skateboards, scooters, etc.
  • Pets (except ADA approved service animals)


  • To ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all SPAC visitors and staff, all containers and packages will be inspected. This includes coolers, baskets, tote bags, purses, diaper bags, strollers, and all other containers. Any item that is not permitted to come onto the SPAC grounds should be disposed of or returned to your vehicle.
  • Smoking is permitted on the SPAC grounds in designated areas only. Please ensure that all cigarette butts are disposed of properly.
  • Guests are welcome to bring blankets and umbrellas but please consider others around you- if your items are disruptive to others, you may be asked to remove them.
  • Reentry is permitted for this event.Guests must obtain a reentry wristband from staff at the gates prior to exiting the venue.


  • Bags and coolers are permitted in the Amphitheater so long as they can remain on your lap for the duration of the performance or fit underneath your seat. Items must be smaller than 11”x16”x11” to fit underneath your seat.  Any item larger than these dimensions will need to be left, at your own risk, on the concrete apron at the entrance to the amphitheater. Please note that SPAC is not responsible for items that are left unsupervised.
  • Food and Beverages are permitted in the Amphitheater.Please ensure that all waste is disposed of in the appropriate receptacle.
  • Please avoid blocking the view of others.
  • Video, photography, audio, or cell phone recording during performances is prohibited.
  • Guests that hold a General Admission/Lawn ticket are permitted to dance on the concrete apron at the rear of the amphitheater, while guests with a seated ticket are permitted to dance in the areas beside sections 4 and 5.
  • SPAC has a zero-tolerance policy for harassment of any kind, including but not limited to race, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender presentation, sexual orientation, age, ability, religion, and citizenship. Harassment includes but is not limited to stalking, verbal or physical intimidation, offensive verbal comments, physical assault and/or battery, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome physical attention. If you are made to feel uncomfortable or unsafe, please immediately report any concerns to SPAC staff or security personnel so appropriate action can be taken.

All SPAC ground rules are subject to change. By entering the SPAC grounds, guests agree to abide by the rules listed above. Management reserves the right to modify these rules or can request to see the contents of any belongings brought on property at their discretion. We appreciate your cooperation in maintaining the utmost levels of safety and convenience for our guests and staff.

Group Sales

Experience SPAC together! From groups of friends and family to corporate outings, senior centers, summer camps, and arts schools, we can curate a special experience for your group of 10 or more. We offer discounts, flexible options and can work with your group leader to tailor your needs for a memorable day.

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