Capital Jazz Fest. The jazz festival with soul! Started in 1993, this multi-day, multi-stage outdoor music festival, which attracts music lovers nationwide, is more than just a concert, it's an event! It's a place to people-watch, eat, drink, shop, mingle, relax, soak in the rays, make new friends, and of course hear some of the coolest jazz and soul music on the planet! Tickets: Prices vary for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. VIP packages and group sales available. Friday 7:30 p.m. – 11 p.m. (gates open at 6:30 p.m.), Saturday & Sunday 12 p.m. – 10 p.m. (gates open at 10 a.m.) Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. www.capitaljazz.com 877-619-2929.