It’s Not Too Late, Three More Days To Enjoy The 2018 DuPont Clifford Brown Jazz Festival


The 2018 main stage jazz festival concerts will be held on Wednesday, June 20 through Saturday, June 23 in Rodney Square, with performances starting at 6 p.m. on the weekdays and at 2 p.m.on Saturday. Composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Marcus Miller, who has worked with Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Luther Vandross, David Sanborn and others, has been added to Saturday night’s lineup. Miller, whose latest album Laid Black was released June 1, will take the stage at 8:30 p.m.

For the complete lineup of performers on the main stage and at other sites throughout the week, visit

Also returning this year is the Clifford Brown Festival Block Party on Friday night in the 800 block of Market Street from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. with DJ Abstract. Earlier on Friday evening, Philly’s CBS3 will broadcast live from the festival with news anchor and Delaware native Ukee Washington.

New to the festival this year is a water filtration station courtesy of the Wilmington Department of Public Work’s Water Division. The station, at the corner of 10th and Market Streets, will offer festivalgoers an opportunity to fill up their personal water bottles throughout the night for free with filtered City-produced water. The City will also dispense free foldable water bottle bags on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last, courtesy of the Water Division.

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