An riveting jazz festival experience in the heart of New Brunswick, New Jersey

18th Annual | September 29 - October 2, 2021

Each year in early fall, thousands of music lovers from throughout the tri-state and beyond flock to the Hub City to attend this weekend of cool jazz and soul — The Hub City Jazz Festival. Started in 2004, this multi-day, multi-venue jazz music festival, which attracts music lovers from 32 states, is more than just a concert, it's an immersive music festival experience. It's a place to people-watch, eat, drink, shop, mingle, relax, make new friends, and of course hear some of the coolest jazz and soul music on the planet!

Great Jazz Music

New Jersey's Destination Jazz Festival


The Hub City Jazz Festival, Inc. began in 2004 with modest goals. It was the brainchild of Allen McGriff, a local New Brunswick, NJ entrepreneur and Mason. Originally called the New Brunswick Jazz Festival, it was a fundraiser for the Progressive Temple Lodge. The festival was a two day weekend event featuring local artists including talented high school musicians. After 5 years, the festival outgrew its original venue and its mission’s expanded. The festival moved to downtown New Brunswick increasing its audience and diversifying the range of performers.


A Great Experience

More Than Just A Music Festival

Great food vendors, craft brews and cocktails on tap cover the basic amenities. At night, the music moves into resturant indoor music venues within easy walking distance. The special Jazz Around Town late night performances often present memorable collaborations and up-close viewing of the artists in their element.


Jazz around town
Shuttle bus service to events from 5:45-11:45P on Saturday Oct. 1st

James White Band

Thursday, Sep 29 at 6PM - 10PM

Delta's Restaurant

Call for reservations (732) 249-1551

Valerie Adams & The Dimension Band

Friday, Sep 30 at 6PM - 10PM

Perlé Lounge

$15 Buy Tickets

The Curtis Lundy Trio

Saturday, Oct 1 at 6:30PM - 9:30PM

Frog & The Peach

Call for reservations 732-846-3216

Chris N' The Smooth Jazz Kats

Saturday, Oct 1 at 7PM - 11PM


Call for reservations (732) 545-4500

Aya Smooth Jazz Band

Saturday, Oct 1 at 7:30PM - 11:30PM

Christopher’s at The Heldrich

No Cover


Stay in the heart of downtown and let Hyatt Regency New Brunswick provide a unique experience while you explore area must-see spots in and around New Brunswick. Take a complimentary shuttle service from the hotel to nearby shopping hubs or explore historic theaters, regional landmarks, or take the New Jersey Transit service to New York City. The best deals are available through our Festival lodging partners below.

Hyatt Regency New Brunswick

Oficial Festival Hotel & Venue

Two Albany Street , New Brunswick, 08901
Phone: (732) 873 1234

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