Kimmie Horne Jazz Festival returns to Southfield August 12 & 13

August 11, 2022

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Festival will feature world class performers, Fitness Fun Day, food trucks and boutique vendors

The city of Southfield will host the 6th annual Kimmie Horne Jazz Festival on Friday, August 12 from 6-10:30 p.m. and Saturday, August 13 from 3-10:30 p.m. on the front lawn of the Southfield Municipal Campus, 26000 Evergreen Road.

The free, outdoor two-day event will feature the best in live music, food trucks, boutique vendors as well as a Jazzy Roll Bike Cruise and presentation of a lifetime achievement award to a legendary artist.

Saturday, August 13 will kick-off with a Fitness and Fun morning for the entire family from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Southfield Municipal Campus featuring a 5k Jazzy Walk at 8 a.m., Jazzy Roll Bike Cruise at 8:30 a.m., the High-Stepping Majorettes at 9 a.m. followed by a Jazzy Diva Hula Hoop Workout at 10 a.m.

The Kimmie Horne Jazz Festival is free and open to the public. Please bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating. VIP Parking will be available on the Southfield Municipal Campus for $10 in both the north and south parking lots. Parking fund proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Southfield Public Arts. A variety of food will be available for purchase from several food trucks in addition to boutique vendors offering unique products for sale.


Full Weekend Entertainment Lineup:

Friday, August 12

  • 6 p.m. – Demetrius Nabors
  • 7:20 p.m. – The Satin Dolls
  • 9 p.m. – Randy Scott

Saturday, August 13

  • 3 p.m. – Michael Brock
  • 4:30 p.m. – Scott Gwinnell
  • 6 p.m.  – Leslie DeShazor
  • 7:15 p.m. – Lifetime Achievement Award Presentation
  • 7:30 p.m. – Daryl Beebe
  • 9 p.m. – Kimmie Horne

The Kimmie Horne Jazz Festival won the Cultural Entertainment Showcase in the National Civic League’s 72nd annual All-America City Awards (AAC) in 2021. As a national finalist in the AAC, the city of Southfield submitted the Kimmie Horne Jazz Festival to compete in the Showcase where communities presented the best in local and national talent, including Grammy-award winners and best-selling artists. The Kimmie Horne Jazz Festival won with most overall online votes out of the 60 total entries nationwide.

The 2022 Kimmie Horne Jazz Festival is sponsored by the city of Southfield, Varsity Lincoln, Lume Cannabis, Ascension Providence, Henry Ford Health; MGM Grand Casino, General RV’s, Dirty Dog Jazz Café, Farbman Group, DTE, Holly Construction, Orchard Children’s Services and Southfield Chamber of Commerce.

For more information on the Kimmie Horne Jazz Festival, call Community Relations at (248) 796-5130.

About Kimmie Horne

Kimmie Horne is an internationally renowned vocalist, performer and recording artist. A descendant of legendary songstress and actress Lena Horne and singer/songwriter Cleveland Horne of the Fantastic Four, Kimmie has left her musical mark around the world from Detroit to Tokyo. Kimmie launched the Kimmie Horne Jazz Festival in 2016 and has worked tirelessly to grow the festival each year, hoping to one day expand the festival internationally.