5th Annual The New York Hot Jazz Festival! Following four sold-out Fests in a row, the party of the year returns to Chelsea’s McKittrick Hotel, home of the immersive theater spectacle Sleep No More. Get ready for a 12-hour-marathon line-up of non-stop live hot jazz and swing with sixteen bands performing on three stages, one of which will be hidden in a mysterious train!
The celebration, which will kick off with a Hot Jazz Brunch on the rooftop at McKittrick’s Gallow Green, will span the history of early jazz from its beginnings in New Orleans through the Jazz Age and the Swing Era. Dancing is encouraged and inevitably irresistible!
The Festival will also feature a New Orleans-style “second line” parade and, in what has become the Fest's tradition, the day will be capped off with Shanghai Mermaid's sultry Midnight Speakeasy Party hosted by Juliette Campbell with the Festival’s signature all-star jam session, along with classic burlesque acts, dancers, as well as performance artists.
Prizes await those who don their finest Jazz Age duds - so dress to impress, sip bespoke Prohibition Era cocktails, and party the day and night away!
2:00 PM - HOT JAZZ BRUNCH
4:00 PM - THE FESTIVAL MARATHON
12:00 AM - SHANGHAI MERMAID'S MIDNIGHT SPEAKEASY PARTY