Win FREE Tickets for Saturday @ Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Fest


Photograph of Jean-Luc Ponty by Andrzej Pilarczyk

The summer festival season continues to heat up, and that can really take a bite outta your wallet. So has teamed up with our friends at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center to give you a break – a really big break.

We’re giving away a pair of FREE lawn tickets to Day One of Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival at SPAC on Saturday (June 24). The two-day fest is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, and the Saturday schedule of performers features an all-star line-up of musical talent on two stages beginning at 12noon.

Performers include Jean-Luc Ponty, Chaka Khan, Jacob Collier, the Suffers, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Jazz 100: The Music of Dizzy, Mongo and Monk (featuring Danilo Perez, Joe Lovano, Jason Palmer, Josh Roseman, Roman Diaz, Ben Street & Adam Cruz), the Dave Stryker Organ Quartet (featuring Eric Alexander, Jared Gold & McClenty Hunter), the Aruan Ortiz Trio, Jack Broadbent, Barbara Fasano and Shabaka & the Ancestors.

GO HERE for a complete schedule of performers for the 2017 Freihofers Saratoga Jazz Festival at SPAC…

And yes, you can catch them all in action for free because we’re giving away a pair of lawn tickets to a lucky Nippertown reader! 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. Deadline to enter is 12:30pm on Friday (June 23). The winner will be selected at random and notified on Friday afternoon. Good luck! This contest is now closed, and the winner has been notified by email…

Win FREE Tickets for Sunday @ Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Fest

  1. Bill says

    I am very interested

  2. Joann reynolds says

    Because music is good for the soul

  3. docfrenzy says

    Would love to see Jean-Luc and the Diz/Mongo/Monk tribute! And Chaka Khan! Chaka Khan!

  4. Kevin says

    Music greases the wheel of life

  5. Mike says

    I would like to go.

  6. Richard says

    Nippertown is the best source for music info in the Capital District!

  7. Terry O'Brien says

    It would be my first jazz Fest!

  8. Terry W says

    Always a highlight of summer in the capital region.

  9. Tess says

    Thanks for a chance to win tickets.


  10. Margo says

    Would love to see Chaka Kahn..heard a cool band, called the Powerhouse Funk Band, at DadFest who covered one of her tunes.

  11. Leo says

    If I don’t win, I’m going anyway. I have never been – help deflower me !

  12. Amy Modesti says

    I’m looking forward to possibly attending my first ever Jazz Festival with my client that I support at my job!! This would be a fun event to attend this weekend!! Nippertown is an awesome arts and entertainment blog!!

  13. johnnie P. says

    Jean-Luc Ponty is responsible for my life-long love of Jazz and Fusion. As a 17 year old, I saw him warm up for Supertramp in Ottawa, Canada, and was blown away. As an aspiring musician, Their stuff represented the pinnacle of musical abilitiy and I was forever indebted to Mr. Ponty. Thanks Nippertown for highlighting this weekend of jazz!

  14. Susan D. says

    Would love to go to my first Jazz Fest! Thanks for the chance Nippertown!

  15. Stanley Johnson says

    I’m really interested in seeing and hearing how the new shed stage and picnic tables transform the back lawn into a real second venue at SPAC.

  16. S Parker says

    My family has gone every year for the past 20 years, we have raised our children listening to great jazz music.

  17. Susan says

    Jazz hands!

  18. Jack says

    Would love to attend!

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