A longtime annual favorite for the Oklahoma City metro area in late June, the Norman Jazz in June Concert event began in 1984 and drew about 300 people. After the Norman Arts and Humanities Council got involved, Jazz in June exploded, featuring crowds of over 50,000 enjoying the sweet sounds of jazz and blues music on multiple stages along with the fun festival atmosphere.
2013 Jazz in June:
The 30th Annual Jazz in June event takes place in 2013, from Thursday, June 20th through Saturday the 22nd. All concerts are free and begin around 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and 6:45 p.m. on Saturday.
Location & Directions:
Thursday and Friday concerts take place at Brookhaven Village, NW 36th and Robinson, in Norman, south of Oklahoma City. From I-35, exit west on Robinson and follow to NW 36th. Brookhaven Village is on the southwest side.
Saturday concerts are held at Andrews Park on the corner of Webster and Daws. From I-35, exit east on Main and follow to Webster. Follow Webster to Andrews Park on the northeast corner at Daws.
Here are scheduled performers for 2013:
- 7 - 8:30 p.m. Parker Millsap
- 9 - 10:45 p.m. The Duke Robillard Band
- 11 p.m. Blues Jam hosted by Nina Medley & Weather Permitting at Joy's Palace
- 7:15 - 8:45 p.m. A Taste of Herb
- 9:15 - 10:45 p.m. Fareed Haque & Math Games!
- 6:45 - 7 p.m. The Paseo Street Walkers
- 7:10 – 8:35 p.m. The Justin Echols Jazz Trio
- 9 – 10:45 p.m. The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
- 11 p.m. Jazz Jam hosted by The Justin Echols Jazz Trio at The Performing Arts Studio
Food, Drink & More:
In addition to the great live music and Saturday clinics for musicians, the Jazz in June event features food and drink vendors.
Be aware of the fact that no chairs are provided, so viewers should bring folding chairs or blankets.
Nearby Hotels & Lodging:
Staying in Norman for the Jazz in June event? Here are some hotel options:
- Sooner Legends Inn & Suites
1200 24th Ave SW
Approximately 1.8 miles from the University of Oklahoma
- Best Western Inn & Suites
2841 Classen Boulevard
Approximately 2 miles from the University of Oklahoma
- Fairfield Inn
301 Norman Center Court
Approximately 2.5 miles from the University of Oklahoma
- Holiday Inn
1000 North Interstate Drive
Approximately 2.7 miles from the University of Oklahoma
- Embassy Suites
2501 Conference Drive
Approximately 3 miles from the University of Oklahoma