About Jazz a Vienne Festival
It is one of the best jazz festivals in Europe,
Jazz a Vienne hails over 140 musicians worldwide for a two-week-long music festival in June and July.
With one of the most picturesque settings for outdoor music, this predominantly outdoor festival creates the perfect atmosphere for music lovers.
Enjoy full days and nights of new and old sounds of jazz music.
Headlining performers close each night with unforgettable performances in an ancient Roman amphitheatre in downtown Vienne.
From emerging jazz artists to contemporary Latin, hip-hop and electro-funk music, Jazz a Vienne offers over 100 free acts throughout the medieval city of Vienne in four different settings:
Midnight Club, an Italian theatre, is transformed into an intimate setting for acoustic nights and Mississippi blues.
Scenes of Cybèle welcomes all festival-goers to enjoy dozens of free performances, during the day, in the ancient Gallo-Roman Archeological Garden of Cybèle.
JazzMix at Cybèle is where one can enjoy the after-hour parties until the early dawn hours.
Special shows for children
Jazz a Vienne has opened the festivities for over a decade with a show for children.
Over 6,000 primary school kids from the Viennese region take over the Théâtre Antique for an interactive experience.
To enhance the interests and awareness of young musicians, Richard Bona creates a warm atmosphere and opportunity for children to learn, create and perform in front of live audiences.
How to get there
The nearest big city and airport is Lyon, which is easily accessed from most European cities by air, train and bus.
Vienne is only 30-40 minutes away by car or bus and 20-55 minutes by train.
There is one fast train connection per hour from Lyon to Vienne. Check the time-table at sncf.com
If you find Vienne fully booked, looking for hotels in Lyon is a good option.