Richmond Hotels Offering Jazz Festival Packages

(RICHMOND, VA) – The third annual Richmond Jazz Festival at Maymont, presented by Altria, will take place in in Richmond, VA, August 10-12, 2012. Over 30 national and international jazz artists from around the world will showcase their talent during this 3-day event.

On Friday, August 10th local and regional artists will perform for “Homegrown at the Hipp” at the recently-restored historic Hippodrome Theater. On August 11th and 12th attendees will enjoy musical performances at beautiful Maymont. Along with unforgettable musical performances, weekend activities include wine tastings featuring award-winning selections from the Chateau St. Michelle winery, exquisite cuisines prepared live by nationally renowned chefs, an artist meet & greet area, exclusive access to exotic gardens and a large Marketplace of food and merchandise vendors.

Richmond Region hotels have developed special packages for travelers attending the Richmond Jazz Festival. The Clarion Hotel Richmond Central’s Jazz Festival package includes two tickets to the festival on the traveler’s choice of performance date and complimentary continental breakfast for two for a rate of $169 per night. The five-star five-diamond Jefferson Hotel‘s package includes two tickets to the festival on the traveler’s choice of performance date, complimentary transportation to and from Maymont, breakfast for two, breakfast gratuities and valet parking for a rate of $265 per night. Details about visiting Richmond for the Jazz Festival can be found at

The full jazz festival schedule is as follows:

Friday, August 10

“Homegrown at the Hipp” featuring local artists at the Hippodrome Theater featuring Lonnie Liston Smith and others…

Saturday, August 11 (at Maymont)

India Arie

Robert Cray

Dave Koz

Trombone Shorty

Stanley Clarke

Keiko Matsui

Brian Simpson

Ravi Coltrane

Bebe Winans

Kim Waters

Allen Stone

Sunday, August 12 (at Maymont)

George Benson

The Whispers

Norman Brown

Poncho Sanchez

John Pizzarelli


Jeff Lorber

Nick Colionne

Norman Connors


Tickets are $20 for “Homegrown at Hipp” at the Hippodrome Theater on Friday, August 10 and $50 in advance per day for both Saturday, August 11 and Sunday, August 12, or $90 for a weekend pass at Maymont.

In addition to being presented by Altria, the Richmond Jazz Festival at Maymont has partnered with Virginia Tourism Corporation and Dominion as stage sponsors. Other sponsors include the Richmond Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau, MeadWestvaco, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, McGeorge Mercedes-Benz & Mercedes-Benz of Midlothian, Wells Fargo, Virginia Lottery, and McDonald’s.

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