Jon Batiste, Daryl Hall to headline inaugural Montreux Jazz Festival Miami

The event takes place in March

For the first time in its long and renowned history, the iconic Montreux Jazz Festival has announced Montreux Jazz Festival Miami.

Set to make its debut March 1-3, 2024 at The Hangar in Coconut Grove, Florida, the line-up for the inaugural three-day event will include a headlining performance from multi-Grammy and Oscar winner Jon Batiste, who along with a group of partners has worked to bring the iconic Montreux Jazz Festival to Miami. Batiste, co-owner of the event, will also serve as the Miami festival’s Artist Ambassador. Announced headliners also include Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer Daryl Hall and Brazilian singer and songwriter Daniela Mercury, with supporting acts, a masterclass lineup, and special guests to be announced in January 2024.

To recreate the intimacy of Montreux, Switzerland, the Montreux Jazz Festival Miami will be primarily hosted in The Hangar, a 1500-person, waterfront venue in Coconut Grove, assuring the ultimate fan experience. Attendees will also experience sunset concerts featuring emerging musicians on an outdoor stage adjacent to The Hangar in Coconut Grove. Programming at the venue will also include music masterclasses and the Legendary Montreux Jam Session. On the night of March 1st, Batiste will throw an exceptional inaugural performance featuring multiple special guests. The festival experience will include curated dining options from some of Miami’s best restaurants as well as a pop-up of the famed vinyl listening bar, Dante’s Hifi.

“The Montreux Jazz Festival is a truly magical experience for artists and music lovers of all kinds,” Batiste says. “I’m honored to play a part in bringing this experience across the ocean to Miami and challenging the borders of musical genres. It’s going to be an unforgettable three days.”

“As a city of cultural connection, Miami naturally lends itself to the musical diversity that Montreux has become synonymous with,” adds Mathieu Jaton, CEO of Montreux Jazz Festival. “We believe that the waterfront location and the artists performing in this first edition are a true reflection of the original Montreux Jazz Festival experience.”

Single-day ticket prices begin at $199 and VIP tickets at $699. Tickets for the Legendary Montreux Jam Session are available for $99. Presales are underway ahead of tickets going on sale on November 30th. Payment plans are also available. Montreux Jazz Festival Miami is supported by Audemars Piguet, a global partner of the Montreux Jazz Festival.

Buddy Iahn
Buddy Iahn

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