JazzFest Jazz Camp 2018

DATES: July 17-21, 2018

WHERE: The Sioux Falls Jazz and Blues JazzFest Jazz Camp is held on the campus of the
The University of Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls, SD




All incoming 7th through completed 12th-grade musicians may apply for submission.

Campers arrive for registration and an evening jazz concert at 5 pm on Tuesday, July 17 and the camp concludes at JazzFest on Saturday, July 21.

Click HERE for a scholarship application.


The top band will perform on the Main Stage at JazzFest 2018! JazzFest is the biggest jazz and blues festival in the upper Midwest-featuring performances by Gary Clark Jr., Gov’t Mule, Joe Walsh, Sheryl Crow, George Thorogood, the Neville Brothers, Little Feat, Andra Day, The Fray, Buddy Guy, Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Bettye LaVette, Tower of Power, Taj Mahal, Mavis Staples and many more!

All campers will attend the Friday night JazzFest pizza party, backstage VIP pass visit, and other fun activities during the week!

All campers will also have the opportunity to purchase group photos and a DVD of the JazzFest performance will be available following JazzFest, courtesy of South Dakota Public Broadcasting.


Vocalists will learn to sing with an ensemble, combo and develop “jazz” singing skills. Special lessons will be available such as style, interpretation, vocal technique, introduction to music theory, scat singing and more. Plus, top vocalists will be featured with the jazz combos at JazzFest!

Space is limited to vocalists! Vocal applicants will have to audition before final acceptance.

Audition Criteria:
Contact us at info@sfjb.org for details on vocal auditions.

Last years sponsors of JazzFest Jazz Camp:

University of Sioux FallsCorTrust Bank, Dakota Riggers & Tool Supply, Inc., Sammons Financial GroupSouth Dakota Arts Council, Vern Eide Motorcars, and Sioux Falls Jazz and Blues.

2nd stage line up for JazzFest 2018

The JazzFest 2018 mobile app is sponsored by Howalt+McDowell, a Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC! The app will be available to download prior to JazzFest!



Volunteer for JazzFest!

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact our office at 605-335-6101 or sign up below!


We are still accepting booth vendors and art vendors for JazzFest, July 20-21! If you are interested in participating as a vendor, please contact us at info@sfjb.org – we’d love to hear from you!


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