Win FREE TIX to Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Fest @ SPAC!

Two days…
Two stages…
More than 20 bands….

That’s right – jazz, jazz and more jazz will be tucked into every corner of the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs this weekend. Beginning at 12noon on Saturday and Sunday (June 3 & July 1), the 35th annual Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival will be swinging with the sounds of Maceo Parker, Chris Botti, Esperanza Spalding, Hiromi, the Mingus Big Band, Trombone Shorty, Diana Krall, the Yellowjackets and plenty of other internationally acclaimed jazz musicians.

Go here to learn more about the performers. And go here to get the complete schedule of performance times.

Reserved amphitheater seats for Saturday are $65–$80; children under 12 $40-$65.
Reserved amphitheater seats for Sunday are $50-$70; children under 12 $35-$55.
General admission lawn tix are $55 per day; children under 12 FREE.

BUT WAIT… Have we got a deal for you! We’re giving away a pair of FREE TWO-DAY LAWN PASSES to the festival to two lucky Nippertown readers! To enter the contest, just post a comment below. Please leave your email address, too. We won’t publish it, but we’ll use it to contact you if you win. The winner will be selected at random and notified on Friday. Enter today! Good luck! Congratulations to the winners, who have been notified by email.

  1. Steve Nover says


  2. OswegoMatt says

    I would really appreciate the freebies. So many great artists. Thanks Nippertown!

  3. Kevin K. says

    SPAC Officials are right on with this JAZZ lineup

  4. steve ward says

    A tradition for my 15 year-old son and I

  5. Nikki says

    Hope everyone is having a lovely Monday!

  6. Karen says

    I would love to see Esperanza Spalding and Trombone Shorty – great line up this year!

  7. Susan D. says

    Would love to spend the weekend at SPAC listening to all the great JAZZ artists! Especially love The Yellowjackets! What an awesome prize Nippertown!

  8. patrick harrington says

    This would be my sons first (of many) live Jazz experience!

  9. Tim McDonough says

    This will be the first year in many that I am in town for Jazzfest. Free tickets would make it so much sweeter!

  10. Julie Pike says

    This will be an amazing show! Would love to win free tickets!

  11. Rich says

    Practicing jazz hands right now

  12. Michelle says

    Jazz is restless. It won’t stay put and it never will.

  13. Gregg Bosak says

    Free tix would make a great belated birthday present! I would love to see some of the great new acts always showcased at the Fest!

  14. Kathryn N says

    Love me a jazzfest <3

  15. Michael says

    Yeah I want to go! Last year was great.

  16. Josalyn Ferguson says

    Bought my boyfriend tix for his birthday last year (he’s a sax player), but this year I am unemployed and can’t afford it. Would LOVE to win tix so we could go this year!

  17. Theresa says

    Would love to see Trombone Shorty!

  18. Mike D says

    I love this Festival. Pick Me PLeasze!!

  19. Mark Foster says

    Always cool to see the new artists at the gazebo and some of the masters on stage!

  20. roro the pitbull says

    I’ll speak and sit pretty for 2 tix! (and, not the ones that give you lyme disease)

  21. Stanley Johnson says

    My girlfriend needs a break from her mother. The jazz fest would be a great stress reducer.

  22. acrellim... says

    Jazz Isn’t Dead, It Just Smells Funny……FZ

  23. RB says

    This is always a great show.

  24. Igor Koroluk says

    Trombone Shorty!

  25. Tracey says

    I jump for JAZZ!

  26. Kathleen says

    <3 you, Nippertown!

  27. Katie says

    Would love to spend some time in toga, listening to jazz this gorgeous weekend!

  28. Dee E says

    I haven’t been to a concert in years. How great of you to have the contest!

  29. Eric D. says

    I would just love to go to the Saratoga Jazz Festival this weekend and help celebrate its 35th year. There’s nothing better than sitting on the lawn at SPAC and listening to the amazing Jazz artists!
    Just chillin out to great music!

  30. LP says

    Thanks for all you do Nippertown……hands down best place to go to see what is worth checking out around here. This is a big time giveaway…..2 days to the Hang in Saratoga ……very cool.

  31. DrewpDog says

    Jazz me up!

  32. Tessa says

    New to Nippertown – this is amazing! Great source and wonderful prize for whoever wins. We are so blessed to have our Jazz Fest so close by. We live in such a great area, no matter what your interests, we pretty much have it near by.

  33. Lynn says

    Pedrtio Martinez…Diana Krall. Would LOVE LOVE to go!!!

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