04/20/2018 - 04/22/2018


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More Great Talent throughout the Weekend – Joey Alexander, Deva Mahal, Frank Bey, Bria Skonberg, The Baylor Project, Kali Rodriguez Pena Sextet, Brian Betz + Denis DiBlasio 4tet, High & Mighty Brass Band, Real Thyme Band, Sammy Miller and the Congregation, Heather Gillis, Dara Tucker, PhillyBloco + More. Presented by Exit Zero Publishing, Motéma Music, Chris Clemans Sotheby’s International Realty and Produced by Spy Boy Productions.

The Exit Zero Jazz Festival is a multi-venue festival with three full days of performances staged in the 1,177 seat Schmidtchen Theater, the 800 seat Cape May Convention Hall and in the clubs of Cape May. A wide array of jazz and other genres of music are presented throughout the weekend as music lovers stroll between the venues, most of which line the Cape May beachfront.

With first-rate performances from award winning, critically acclaimed artists, exciting new talent and local favorites, the Exit Zero Jazz Festival has quickly become known as a premier Festival on the east coast, attractive to world class musicians, music aficionados, and new fans of the music.

Exit Zero Jazz Festival is produced by Spy Boy Productions, led by Michael Kline, who celebrated many summers in Cape May and returned in 2005 from New Orleans. He shares his thoughts about presenting the Festival in Cape May. He said, “We wanted to offer a world-class cultural experience in Cape May that would launch the shoulder seasons and let people know there is a vibrant, thriving community in Cape May beyond the incredible beaches and Victorian architecture. Through music, we celebrate the spirit and creative energy in Cape May, bringing a little of that New Orleans street party flavor to the beach. It’s always a great party, and we’re thrilled that people keep coming back for more.”

Named for the exit to Cape May off the Garden State Parkway, the festival attracts a loyal, diverse audience of thousands from the major metropolitan regions surrounding Cape May including New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C., all within a four or five- hour drive of Cape May. The Festival features Grammy Award-winners, living legends, NEA Jazz Masters, emerging jazz stars, international musicians and home-grown talent too.

Ticket Information. Tickets can be purchased on-line at or by calling the Exit Zero International Jazz Festival at (609)849.9202.

Hotel packages are available from the Ocean Club Hotel, the Official Hotel Partner of Exit Zero Jazz, and from Hotel Partners on the Festival site. Individual tickets are available to all Main Stage performances in Schmidtchen Theater and concerts in Cape May Convention Hall.

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714 Beach Avenue Cape May , NJ 08204