By Nia Hightower, DC Music Live
More than 30 national jazz and soul artists are scheduled to perform on two stages during the 20th annual Capital Jazz Fest at Merriweather Post Pavillion June 1-3.
Contemporary jazz performers such as Anita Baker, George Benson, Kirk Whalum and India.Arie will perform on the Pavilion Stage. Artists performing on the Soul Stage include Stephanie Mills, The Foreign Exchange, Musiq Soulchild, Marsha Ambrosius and Anthony David.
Each year, the weekend outdoor festival, complete with a Festival Marketplace, attracts thousands. Between musical sets festival attendees may partake in culinary treats participate in artist workshops and meet and greet the some of the artists.