Jazz Festival 2023

Lakeland Community College welcomes jazz lovers near and far to join us live and in-person for our 2023 (51st annual) Lakeland Community College Jazz Festival - the oldest jazz festival in Ohio.

Join Us

This year's festival will consist of four parts: Serving our Schools, Friday night concert, Saturday night concert, and a Sunday big band extravaganza. See below or visit the Jazz Festival webpage to learn more.

  • Serving our Schools: Come watch our local young jazz artists as they perform on-stage for adjudication. Visit the Jazz Festival webpage to see the performance schedule. Ticket prices: FREE

  • Regional Band: Join us Friday, March 17, 2023 at 8:00 p.m. for a live in-person concert from one of our outstanding regional bands. Ticket prices:

    • General Admission: $15
    • Students: $7

  • Festival Headliners: Join us Saturday, March 18, 2023 at 8:00 p.m. for live in-person concerts from a unique and amazing international artist. Ticket prices:

    • General Admission: $30
    • Students: $15

  • Big Band Extravaganza: Join us Sunday, March 19, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. for a live in-person big band concert featuring our own Lakeland Civic Jazz Orchestra and another regional college jazz ensemble. Ticket prices:

    • General Admission: $10
    • Students: $7


We exist through support from Lakeland Community College, community participation and interest, and from generous donations. Please consider donating to support the Arts at Lakeland. Thank you for your support!

Plan Your Visit


All concerts are held in the Dr. Wayne L. Rodehorst Performing Arts Center, D-building, of Lakeland's Main Campus: 7700 Clocktower Drive, Kirtland, OH 44094.


Parking on campus is free. Recommended parking lots: Lot K (the Faculty Staff Lot) and the lots north or west of the H-building. For more information, visit Locations & Directions.

Visit Lake County

In addition to your visit to Lakeland Community College, we hope you enjoy Lake County's remarkable lodging, dining, wineries, shopping, fishing, and hiking options. We believe several of these would pair nicely with your attendance at our event! For suggestions, upcoming events, and to learn more about Lake County, please visit the Remarkable Lake County website.


Have questions? Contact the Arts and Sciences Division Office for questions related to Arts at Lakeland programming.