Lakeside Jazz Festival Info
What You Need to Know!
Lakeside Jazz Festival is the premier jazz festival for middle school and high school groups in the southeastern United States.
This festival is an all-day outdoor event, which features over 20 middle school groups and combos on the Cafe' Stage, located east of the main stage, and 20 high school groups on the main stage each day.
In the evening, the festival concludes with our featured performing ensembles. Each year your students will get a chance to listen to many college jazz bands and various military jazz ensembles.
The evening concludes with an award ceremony for the Cafe' Stage and the Main Stage.
Awards for each day on each stage are the following:
Individual Band Awards:
Most Outstanding Section
Most Outstanding Soloist
Band Overall Rating
Overall Band Awards for each stage
Best Overall Saxophone Section
Best Overall Trombone Section
Best Overall Trumpet Section
Best Overall Rhythm Section
Best Overall Vocalist
Best Overall Soloist
Best Overall Band
What should I bring to the festival?
Since this is an outdoor event, please be prepared with all neccesary items like hats, sunglasses, sunscreen, and to purchase concessions at our venue. Concessions are the main way that the festival is able to earn money.
Each year all profits from the festival go to help send students from Atlantic and Spruce Creek High School to summer music camps.
Should I stay for the entire festival?
Yes! There is nothing better for your students than live music and to learn from! Please make plans to stay and enjoy all of our featured collegiate bands and our professional military bands.
Location of the Festival
The Lakeside Jazz Festival is held at the City Center of Port Orange, Florida. The City City of Port Orange features:
1/2 mile walking trail around lake
Kenneth W. Parker Amphitheater
Lakeside Community Center