The 2020 Winter Blues Jazz Fest in Williamsburg, VA


A photo of Alise, a singer performing at the Winter Blues Jazz Fest. She is dressed in  black suit and holding a microphone.

Brush Away Those Winter Blues

Start 2020 off right by enjoying your favorite jazz bands at your favorite Williamsburg venues! Get your tickets now for the 6th annual Winter Blues Jazz Fest for four days of talented vocalists, pianists, dancers, big bands, and more! 

Thursday & Friday

The event opens on Thursday, January 16, 2020, with a reception at the Williamsburg Winery. Alise and the Eveready Jazz Scene will perform, while the winery offers light snacks and drinks. Friday will include two events, one at the Williamsburg Lodge and the other at the nearby Williamsburg Inn. Enjoy a mixology demonstration as well as light hors d’oeuvres and a dessert station as you delight in the sounds of 504 Supreme and the Truetone Honeys, followed by Sam Rucker and his band.


Saturday has a wide range of offerings starting at 11:30 a.m. and running till midnight. There will be two stages to enjoy the musical stylings of Trudy Lynn, and Erin and the WildfireExperience at the Big Bluesy event happening under the Winter Blues Jazz Fest tent in downtown Williamsburg. Or try out the “Art of Jazz” at 2:00 p.m. at the Lane Auditorium in the Bruton Heights Complex. The Hot Sardines will perform later in the evening, and still later than that you can experience the “Late Night Speakeasy” with Zuzu’s Hot Five


Sunday starts with a late morning brunch at the Colony Room of the Williamsburg Lodge. Sip on a signature drink and enjoy a delicious brunch as you listen to the vocal talents of the Legendary Ingramettes. Later, move to the Precarious Beer Hall for a performance by the Modern Muse Quartet. Don’t miss the finale at the Festival Closing Celebration in the Colony Room of the Williamsburg Lodge featuring music from the Justin Kauflin Trio.

Stay with Us!

We are minutes from all of these venues and would love to host you as you enjoy the magical sounds of this event. While you’re making plans, consider adding our romance package or our history buff package to your visit for an extra luxurious experience. Take a trip to the Virginia Musical Museum to fully immerse yourself in our region’s rich musical history. The possibilities are endless! Book your stay today!

Man in light gray suit standing in front of a brick building playing a saxophone.

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