Cathedral Park Jazz Festival

41st Annual Cathedral Park Free Jazz Festival

July 16 – 18, 2021

Back in the Park with a 3-day schedule of performers!

Ron Steen on drums
Ron Steen on drums at the Cathedral Park Jazz Festival

The longest-running free jazz festival west of the Mississippi!

2021 Dates/Hours:

Friday, July 16th: 4:30 – 10:00 pm
Saturday, July 17th: 1:00 – 9:45 pm
Sunday, July 18th: 1:00 – 8:30 pm

Friday is dedicated to Blues performers. Saturday, Portland State University’s Collective Combo kicks off the program at 1 pm and Soul singer/songwriter Jarrod Lawson closes the evening, which ends at 9:45. Sunday begins with members of the Portland Youth Jazz Orchestra at 1 pm and concludes with a Rose City favorite, Soul Vaccination.

See the 2021 Festival Line-up.

COVID-19 Policies

For the first time, entry will be regulated. Masks must be worn while waiting to enter the festival, although they may be removed once you are seated. Social distancing of at least 6 feet from groups in front of you is recommended. Because the festival is held outdoors, there is abundant space to allow for adequate social distancing while still enjoying excellent views of the entertainment stage.

COVID-19 rules will be posted on the festival website,

Keep it Free

Volunteers, sponsors, and donations are needed to keep this event free and inclusive.

Sponsors and anyone wishing to reserve a VIP “chalet” may contact the planning committee by emailing

Volunteers may sign up by emailing

Donations can be made at


Cathedral Park Amphitheater under the St. Johns Bridge


Jazz Society of Oregon Website

  • Cathedral Park Jazz Festival tent
  • Allen Hinds playing at the Cathedral Park Jazz Festival
  • Child eating a corn dog at the Cathedral Park Jazz Festival
  • Cathedral Park Jazz Festival under the St. Johns Bridge