18th and Vine Jazz Festival

2023 18th and Vine Jazz Festival
April 20, 21 and 22, 2023
Gem Theater
Kansas City's Historic Jazz District at 18th and Vine 

The 18th and Vine Jazz Festival is a partnership between Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley and the American Jazz Museum and is excited to invite college, high school and middle school students to participate.

The three-day festival is a non-competitive event that provides middle school, high school and college students with an outstanding musical experience as well as an opportunity to gain deeper appreciation for Kansas City's rich jazz heritage. 

Student participants will benefit from clinics with musicians and have the option of attending evening performances that will entertain and inspire. Students will also have the opportunity to tour the American Jazz Museum where they will be able to take advantage of the museum's artifacts, videos, recordings, etc.

Presenters and Musicians

8 a.m. to 5 p.m., middle school, high school and college jazz ensembles will perform on the half hour

Other Performances

  • 8:30 p.m. - Blue Room performance TBA -  April 20
  • 5:30 p.m. - The Penn Valley Jazz Ensemble - April 21
  • 8:30 p.m. - Blue Room performance TBA - April 22

Tickets and Registration

All festival participants receive free admission to the American Jazz Museum

Online Registration (Google Docs)