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Events DC Returns as a Major Sponsor of Annual DC JazzFest

Sponsorship extends Events DC’s long-established partnership with the premier music festival

WASHINGTON, DC (July 7, 2022) – Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, and the DC Jazz Festival® (DCJF) announced today that Events DC is returning as a major sponsor of the 18th Annual DC JazzFest. The sponsorship builds upon Events DC’s 13-year relationship with the dynamic jazz nonprofit, reinforces the authority’s mission of leveraging the attraction of the nation’s capital with one-of-a-kind event experiences, and raises the profile of the District as a premier destination for jazz.

“We are delighted to continue our support of the DC JazzFest,” said Samuel Thomas, interim president and chief executive officer at Events DC.This annual citywide celebration brings together residents and visitors from around the world to experience some of the best jazz performances in the nation. As one of the District’s premier festivals, the return of the DC JazzFest to The Wharf will make the holiday weekend one to remember. Together, we look forward to showcasing Washington, DC as a culturally-diverse capital city and global destination for music and entertainment.”

For eighteen years, the DC JazzFest® has served as a pillar to the communities of our culturally-diverse nation’s capital, attracting thousands of visitors from across the world and a key contributor to the city’s economic growth each year. Last year alone, more than 200,000 people attended DC JazzFest virtually, which included more than 40 concerts broadcast across more than 10 venues including DC JazzFest at The Wharf.

“This longstanding partnership with Events DC provides a tremendous boost to our mission of presenting both internationally-renowned and emerging artists to diverse audiences in every quadrant of the city,” said DCJF CEO Sunny Sumter.

The 2022 DC JazzFest will take place August 31-September 4. For more information about the DCJF and its activities, visit

For press inquiries or requests for information, contact Lydia Liebman, DCJF publicist, at

Learn more about the DC Jazz Festival and all of our programs by visiting


About DC Jazz Festival: The DC Jazz Festival is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that celebrates America’s unique original art form by presenting year-round programs and performances featuring local, national and internationally acclaimed artists. The mission of the DC Jazz Festival is to present internationally renowned and emerging artists in celebration of jazz, unify diverse communities and enable connections between artists and audiences, advance jazz and music education, provide performance opportunities for DC-based musicians, and highlight DC as a major and vibrant center for jazz. With dozens of performances in venues across the city, the annual DC JazzFest is one of the largest music festivals in the country. This international event attracts jazz lovers from around the world to the nation’s capital. The 2022 DC JazzFest will take place August 31-September 4. For more information about the DCJF and its activities, visit

About Events DC: Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, delivers premier event services and flexible venues across the nation's capital. Leveraging the power of a world-class destination and creating amazing attendee experiences, Events DC generates economic and community benefits through the attraction and promotion of business, athletic, entertainment and cultural activities. Events DC oversees the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, an anchor of the District's hospitality and tourism economy that hosts more than 1.7 million visitors and generates more than $400 million annually in total economic impact, and the historic Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square. Events DC manages the RFK Stadium-Armory Campus (RFK Campus), including Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, Festival Grounds at RFK Campus, The Fields at RFK Campus, the non-military functions of the DC Armory and the Skate Park at RFK Stadium. Stay current on the 190-acre RFK Campus Redevelopment Project at Events DC also built and serves as landlord for Nationals Park, the first LEED-certified major professional sports stadium in the United States. Events DC manages Gateway DC, R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center and Entertainment & Sports Arena, all conveniently located in the Congress Heights neighborhood of Washington, DC.

DCJF Media Contact:

Lydia Liebman, DCJF Publicist

DCJF Contacts:

Sunny Sumter, CEO

Josh Brown, Marketing and Communications Consultant

Keep up with DCJF:

· Twitter: @dcjazzfest

· Instagram: @dcjazzfest

· LinkedIn: DC Jazz Festival

· Everything Else:

The DC Jazz Festival®, a 501(c)(3) non-profit service organization, and its 2022 programs are made possible, in part, with major grants from the Government of the District of Columbia, Muriel Bowser, Mayor; the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities; the National Capital Arts and Cultural Affairs program of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts; the DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music & Entertainment; and with awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, Gillon Family Charitable Fund, Galena-Yorktown Foundation, The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, The Leonard and Elaine Silverstein Family Foundation, The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Chamber Music America, The Dallas Morse Coors Foundation for the Performing Arts, The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, Mid Atlantic Arts, and The Venable Foundation. ©2022 DC Jazz Festival. All rights reserved.


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