About Jazz a Vienne Festival
It is recognized as one of the best jazz festivals in Europe,
Jazz a Vienne hails over 140 musicians from all over the world, 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 amphitheater 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, where an Italian theatre is transformed into an intimate setting suited 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 go to enjoy the after-hour parties until the early hours of dawn.
Special shows for children
For over a decade, Jazz a Vienne has opened the festivities with a show for the children.
Over 6,000 primary school kids from around the Vinnese region take over the Théâtre Antique for a interactive experience.
With the goal of enhancing 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.
Places to stay and Hotel Tips
How to get there
Nearest big city and airport is Lyon and it is easily accessed from most cities in Europe, both by air, train and buses.
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 time-table at sncf.com
If you find Vienne ful booked, it is a good option to look for hotels in Lyon