Jazz at the Creek 2023

By Mandate Project Impact Inc (other events)

2 Dates Through Sep 03, 2023

ADVANCE ONLINE SALES ENDS 1:00PM on the day of Saturday/Sunday concerts.
MUST BE 21 years or older to attend.

12th Annual Jazz at the Creek "Family Reunion"
Labor Day Weekend September 2nd and 3rd 2023

Advancing STEAM through youth mentorship and training in entertainment industry arts and technology.

Nothing can compare to the intimate open-air experience and energized performances from our roster of jazz artists coming to the stage in 2023!

Labor Day Weekend Lineup:

Saturday, September 2nd, 2:00pm-7:00pm
 "FAMILY REUNION Backyard Party Celebration"
Headliner: KIRK WHALUM
Showcase: Kevin Flournoy & Friends (Rebecca Jade, Shannon Pearson, Lamont Dozier Jr)
Opening: Darryl Williams feat B. Thompson

Sunday, September 3rd, 2:00pm-7:00pm
"SUNDAYS BEST" Tribute to the Greats in Jazz, R&B, Neo SOUL and GOSPEL music
Showcase: Lao Tizer Band feat Karen Briggs & Eric Marienthal
Opening: Aretha Scruggs

Your weekend hosts:
92.5 on-air Personality KELLY COLE and….
88.3 on-air Personality JOHN PHILLIPS

We will see You, You and YOU at the CREEK!!!!!

Check out all the merchandise and food vendors before the concert. 

Market Creek Plaza Amphitheater
310 Euclid Ave, San Diego CA 92114

You don't want to miss these 2 days packed with STELLAR PERFORMANCES amazing FOOD & UPSCALE VENDORS!

In a city where the majority of jazz concerts take place indoors at clubs, hotels, libraries, and the like; or at very large outdoor arenas and concert venues; Jazz at the Creek offers an intimate outdoor setting along the banks of Chollas Creek in the beautiful Market Creek Amphitheater, where the stage is set into the creek bed. Great food, people, jazz music and the outdoors merge to bring an unforgettable experience!

For the patron that seeks a VIP experience second to none reserve your seats!!! Our premium services are extended to our dining VIP Dinner/Concert patrons, where our wait staff will take your beverage orders at your seat.

General Admission:  $70 Advance / $80 At the Door

VIP Dinner/Concert Package for One: Stage Level - $175 Advance / $185 At the Door
Please advise if you desire Vegetarian Plate, Chicken Plate, or Beef Plate. 
Dinner courses begin to be served at 4:00pm.

VIP Dinner/Concert Package for One: Terrace - $150 Advance / $160 At the Door
Please advise if you desire Vegetarian Plate, Chicken Plate, or Beef Plate. 
Dinner courses begin to be served at 4:00pm.

Jazz Pass (2-Day Pass for One) - General Admission: $130.00 Advance / $140 At the Door
(ID Required) You will receive One (1) ticket for Jazz Pass.

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Unique on the San Diego jazz scene in setting as well as purpose, this outstanding new generation of jazz, Jazz at the Creek has ignited the interest of international artists and jazz enthusiasts alike, each and every year, drawing crowds from across San Diego County, Southern California, and neighboring states.

This series brings Jazz with PURPOSE:

Celebrating Family and those addressing Health & Wellness, and Mental Health 

It affords an opportunity for those who are community involved, as well as jazz enthusiasts in general, to come together in a multicultural setting where they can socialize and network as they enjoy great music.

Subsidized tickets are provided to pre-selected community residents who might not otherwise be able to attend an event of this caliber.

Interns in MPI's Mentorship/Internship Program gain real-life working experience throughout; learning first-hand what it takes to produce a major concert, as they train to become next-generation entertainment industry professionals.

Open at 1:00 p.m. Merchandise, food, and information vendors:

  • Chicken Shack on Wheels (fried chicken, fish, gator, shrimp, lobster, frog legs; hot wings, hot dogs, corn, pickles, loaded fries, onion rings)
  • Big Jim's BBQ (ribs, pulled chicken, tri-tip, mac n cheese, greens, potato salad, baked beans)
  • Nelly's Kitchen (wing baskets, busas with choice of fillings: chili chicken verde, buffalo chicken, surf & turf, soul bowls, frozen lemonade, summer punch. Bottled signature collection of sauces.)
  • Tonni's Treats (gourmet candied pecans - mild & spicy)
  • Spend Los Angeles (hand made one of a kind tie dye garments & accessories)
  • Lenie's Gift (hand made gift tote bags, shoe bags, blankets, coasters, kitchen items)
  • Diva's Way (upscale women's clothing & accessories)
  • Stoned Out Jewelry (custom made jewelry and  9-way tops, linen garments)
  • Sew Forgiven Artisan House (artisan skincare, accessories, upcycled clothing & seamstress work)
  • Something Joli (costume jewelry: body chains, rings, bracelets)
  • Ethnicity's Unique Boutique (multi-cultural clothing & accessories)
  • Ne Ne's Collectibles (original art: tote bags, fine jewelry, hats, denim, coffee mugs, paintings) 
  • MB Jewelry (handmade jewelry: sterling silver, genuine leather with Swarovski crystals)
  • Kaleo Marketing (Founded on the principles of integrity and strength, providing clients with the highest quality prospects in the vacation ownership industry)

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***Jazz at the Creek is part of Mandate Project Impact Inc. programming working in collaboration with M.A.N.D.A.T.E. Records, Inc.

MUSIC IS UNIVERSAL, it calms the SPIRIT and feeds the SOUL. In everything WE do, we do it for you, our faithful SPONSORS, COMMUNITY PARTNERS, PATRONS and the ARTISTS that grace our stages at the CREEK year after year.

THANK YOU TO ALL OUR SPONSORS: City of San Diego Commission for Arts & CultureCounty of San Diego, NEA (National Endowment for the Arts), Wells Fargo Bank, The San Diego Voice & Viewpoint, San Diego Urban LeagueNelly's Kitchen, Sycuan Casono Resort, Payne Pest ManagementJacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation, Mandate Project ImpactM.A.N.D.A.T.E., California Coast Credit UnionJackson & Associates.


MUST BE 21 years or older to attend.

Outside food and beverages, and animals are not allowed inside the venue.

Food, beverages and upscale vendor wares are available for purchase at the Amphitheater starting when the doors open at 1:00pm. 

The Venue - amphitheater has concrete, stepped seating with grassy areas where you may sit your fold-out chairs. No umbrellas are allowed; there are overhead tarp sails blocking some of the sun. We encourage you to arrive early to get best shade.

Easy access via public transportation is available. The Euclid Trolley Station is situated at the Plaza; simply walk across the parking lot to the Amphitheater.

Parking is available behind the Jacobs Center at 404 Euclid Ave, San Diego, CA 92114 (when parking behind the Jacobs Center, walk across the red walk-bridge to the Amphitheater). DO NOT PARK IN FOOD 4 LESS LOT


Mailing Address

3645 Ruffin Rd Ste 200 San Diego, CA 92123-1875