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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 High School, Spruce Creek High School, and Silver Sands Middle 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 Center of Port Orange features:

  • 1/2 mile walking trail around lake

  • City Hall

  • Kenneth W. Parker Amphitheater

  • Lakeside Community Center

  • Library

  • Skate Park

  • Sports Complex

  • Veterans Park

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