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Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival

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Join us for 2 days, 2 stages and 21 electrifying artists at the 46th Annual Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival! From jazz to roots, funk, blues and beyond, the festival will bring its signature blend of top-notch artists and ensembles, solidifying its place as an international destination and a ‘must-stop’ on the 2023 festival trail. Fans can also enjoy a host of amenities including a fine arts and crafts fair, artist CD signings, and new and diverse food offerings. Check back often for updates!

Ticketing Info

Onsale now!

Tickets starting at $78.00 (plus fees)

Amphitheater Stage

  • Snarky Puppy
  • Angelique Kidjo
  • Cory Wong
  • Tower of Power
  • Chucho Valdes Quartet
  • Cindy Blackman Santana Band

Charles R. Wood Jazz Discovery Stage

  • Kurt Rosenwinkel Quintet
  • Emmet Cohen Trio
  • Claudia Acuna
  • Carolyn Wonderland
  • Glen David Andrews
  • Nduduzo Makhathini
Snarky Puppy
Angelique Kidjo
Cory Wong
Tower of Power
Chucho Valdes
Cindy Blackman Santana
Kurt Rosenwinkel
Emmet Cohen Trio
Claudia Acuna
Carolyn Wonderland
Glen David Andrews
Nduduzo Makhathini

Set Times

Amphitheater Stage

  • 12:00pm: Cindy Blackman Santana Band
  • 1:45pm: Chucho Valdes Quartet
  • 3:30pm: Tower of Power
  • 5:15pm: Cory Wong
  • 7:00pm: Angelique Kidjo
  • 8:55pm: Snarky Puppy

Charles R. Wood Jazz Discovery Stage

  • 11:00am: Nduduzo Makhathini
  • 12:20pm: Kurt Rosenwinkel Quintet
  • 1:40pm: Emmet Cohen Trio
  • 3:00pm: Claudia Acuna
  • 4:20pm: Carolyn Wonderland
  • 5:40pm: Glen David Andrews

*Set times are approximate and are subject to change

Crafts Tent Vendors

2023 Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival Craft Vendors

Maureen Abdullah, M&M Links, Ludlow, MA—Jewelry from Stones, Wood, Shell Glass, Pearls and Various Metals

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

Abdoul Aziz, Aziz Fashions, New York, NY—Clothing and Accessories

Birma Berthe, Musomasiri, Baltimore, MD—Hand Made Jewelry

John Cariati, Hannah Daye & Company, Millbrook, NY—Hand Designed Sterling Silver Jewelry

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

Sidney Carter, Sidney’s Creations, Powder Springs, GA—Acrylic Paint on Canvas

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

Shirley Claudon, Vermont Amber Designs, Weybridge, VT—Baltic Amber & Gemstone Jewelry and Haitian Metal Art

John Crutchfield, Metallic Art Graphics, Richmond, VA—Metal & Glass Sculpture

Tosha Davis, Pure Shea Store, Loris, SC—Handmade Soaps, Scented Shea Butter, Natural Hair Products, Hair & Body Oils

Badara Diagne, 9 Steps Away from Africa, Albany, NY—African Jewelry, Drums, Clothing

Uzo Ezekwudo, Nnamdi Batik Art, Chapel Hill, NC—100% Hand Batik & Hand Tie-Dye Unisex Clothing.

Donna Farkas, Donna C Jewelry, Wantogh, NY—Handmade Gemstone & Silver Jewelry

Susan Fish, Women’s Peace Collection, Great Barrington, MA—Fair Trade Jewelry, Baskets, Clothing, Accessories

Frankie Flores, Flores Fine Art, Saratoga Springs, NY— Fine Art, Paintings

Kevin & Suzette Hallman, Suzette Art Couture, Philadelphia, PA—Millinery & Handcrafted Wearable hats.

Laura-Michelle Iacovone, Mystical Matters, Esperance, NY—Resin Art including Sun Catchers, Trinket Boxes, Trays, Mirrors, and Purses. Canvas Bags, Prints, Notecards, Wooden Boxes, Macrame, Homemade Paper, Journals.

Joanne Jacobs, Fantasy Glass Works, W. Hempstead, NY—Stained Glass Kaleidoscopes, Stained Glass Earrings, Paster & Oil Paintings.

Barbara Jefts, Native Farm Flowers, Greenfield Center, NY—Eco Printed Cloths, Journals, Notepads & Cards using Flora to print images.

Princess Jenkins, The Brownstone, New York, NY—Contemporary Designer Clothing & Accessories.

Georgie LeHoop, Georgie LeHoop Drum Artist, St Clair, PA—Drumstick Painting on Canvas, Cymbals, Drumheads, Records, Clothing, Plywood, Garbage Can Lids etc.

Joyce Locks, Hatsational, Saratoga Springs, NY—Men’s & Women’s Hats

Erin Maciel, Honesta Coffee, Saratoga Springs, NY—Whole Bean Packaged Coffee and Honesta Merchandise

Shantel Mickens, Doray Unlimited, Rosedale, NY—Leather Bags & Accessories

Ritah Nakandi, Afri-Root Collective, Newton, MA—Sustainable Tree Bark Handbags

Ona Olite, Ona’s Designs Inc, Caldwell, NJ—Wearable Art Clothing & Accessories

Charita Powell, Amazulu Collections, Philadelphia, PA—Sterling Silver Jewelry and Couture Clothing

Joe Maurice Reboh, Leather & Lace, Unadilla, NY—100% Handmade Tooled and Crafted Leather Goods including Belts, Bags, Pouches, Wallets, Wine Racks, Guitar Straps and more

George Schultze, Spirit Sky Drum, Freeport, NY—Hand Drums for Children & Adults, Custom Painted Frame Drums

Dave Stanwick, Complement Kitchen LLC, Warrington, PA—Handcrafted Artisanal Foods including Balsamic Vinegars, Flavor Infused Olive Oils, Sauces & Gourmet Salsas

Helen Stubbs, Chriscerrines Accessories, Deptford, NJ—Shawls, Fabric Bags, Hat Pins, Jewelry, Scarves, Hats

Tracy Thompson, Kabuki Design Studio, Staten Island, NY—Handcrafted Hats & Accessories

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

Christopher Wild, Upstate Bottle Art, Rexford, NY—Repurposed Bottles, Glasses, Coasters, Lamps & Signs

Fatima Williams, Fatima’s Silver Creations, Philadelphia, PA—Sterling Silver Jewelry

Sonia Williams, Sonia’s Affordable Art, Saylorsburg, PA—Handcrafted Shadow Boxes with a Mask or Figurine encased within.

Gracie Yelverton, Gracie’s Accents, Philadelphia, PA—Wearable Art Clothing, Sterling Silver and Afrocentric Jewelry

Robert Yurochko, RMYART, Mountainside, NJ—Fine Art of Jazz Musicians, Drawings, Paintings

Event Notes

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

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!

2-Day Discount

Purchase both days of the Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival prior to June 15 and save 10% per ticket. The discount will automatically be applied at checkout.


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.

SPAC Amphitheater Ground Rules

Applicable for classical events including New York City Ballet and The Philadelphia Orchestra. View 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.
    • NO tents of any size will be permitted on the amphitheater lawn.

Items Not Permitted

  • Plastic tarps
  • Tents are prohibited from the Amphitheater lawn.
  • 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)
  • Illegal drugs or substances
  • Weapons of any kind


  • 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.
  • In the event that guests are unable to sit through the entire performance, please note that there is a grassy area behind the Julie Bonacio Family Pavilion with access to a video screen which would allow guests to continue watching the performance.


  • Beverages are permitted in the amphitheater, but food is not.
  • As a courtesy to the performers and the audience, latecomers won’t be seated until the earliest appropriate opportunity in the performance at the discretion of the House Staff.
  • Please turn off or silence all mobile devices prior to the start of the program.Texting and making calls in the theater is not allowed.  Should an emergency arise in which you must use a mobile device, we ask that you step outside of the theater to avoid disturbing other guests.
  • Video, photography, audio, or cell phone recording during performances is prohibited.
  • 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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