From July 9-20, 2021, Jazz à Juan in Juan-les-Pins offers two top-tier concerts nightly on the Riviera’s most stunning sunset sea-view stage, in the village of Juan-les-Pins, near Antibes. This is the festival for jazz purists, with plenty of room for 2000 socially distanced seated spectators, and new this year, they’ve added home streaming.
This festival is known for top performers from the A-list, and this year features such jazz royalty as Winton Marsalis and John McLaughlin. Click here for the full fabulous Jazz a Juan program.
Cost: This is a high-end festival, both in quality and price, but on the other hand, there are no bad seats. Normally there are standing section tickets available for reduced prices, but not in this post-covid year. Order tickets here.
Streaming: For the first time ever Jazz a Juan will be streaming the entire festival live! This is an unprecidented opportunity to experience two amazing back-to-back live concerts in your own home (no drives, lines, crowds or overpriced libations and underwhelming food trucks!), and at a bargain price, with nightly access codes at 15€. July 15 has just one concert so even less expensive at 10€, and July 14 and 18 are free to stream. Go to www.inlive-stream.com, invite a few friends and make a party of it!
Jazz a Juan has two free nights, the 14th of July (Bastille Day) and the Gospel night on the last Sunday, but both require hard tickets that you can get from the Antibes and Juan les Pins tourist office starting in June, but hurry as the go fast. …Or just stream them at home for free! (see above).
Jazz a Juan also offers a whole slate of free concerts all summer long:
Jammin Summer Sessions at the Petite Pinede: Nightly free hour-long concerts starting at 7:15 from July 10-20, and then every Wednesday and Friday at 8pm through the end of August.
Jammin Summer Sessions at the Kiosque: Nightly free mini-concerts right in the center of Juan-les-Pins starting showcasing emerging talent. From 8-9pm from July 17-19, and then every Wednesday and Friday through August 20.
Access: Not great… by motorcycle is best, or by car with paid parking. The train (Juan les Pins stop) would be good except that on weeknights the last train is around 10:30pm, so you have to leave early! On weekends it’s closer to midnight, but that still makes it a bit tight. If you plan to go by train, check the schedule on Trainline before you buy your ticket.
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