Bringing together some of North Texas’ most beloved jazz and blues artists, the 5th Fair Park Blues & Jazz Festival gets underway Labor Day weekend on Saturday, Sept. 4, from 4-9:30 p.m. at the African American Museum, Dallas. Proceeds benefit the museum’s youth educational program. The festival is dedicated to Fort Worth native Opal Lee, the 94–year-old activist who successfully led the decades-long campaign to make Juneteenth a national holiday.
The 2021 lineup features Mahogany The Artist, Herbie K. Johnson, Rob Holbert, Joyce Lofton, R. L. Griffin, The Legendary Creators, Daniel Jones and Friends, and Corrian & The Crew.
Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs. Food vendors will be on site at the festival.
Tickets are $15 in advance (plus applicable fees) at fairparktix.com. Tickets will also be available at the door for $20. Food and drinks will be available for sale.
Parking is free; enter at Gate 5.
Media partner for the Jazz & Blues Fest is NBC 5.
Sponsors of the African American Museum, Dallas, are Atmos, Eugene McDermott Foundation, Fair Park First and Spectra Venue Management, Friendship West Baptist Church, Oncor, State Fair of Texas, and the City of Dallas’ Office of Arts and Culture.
The African American Museum, Dallas, is located at located at 3536 Grand Ave. in historic Fair Park. For more information, go to aamdallas.org.