|Date:||22 October 2020 - 26 October 2020|
The Cork Guinness Jazz Festival is an annual music festival held throughout Cork City and one of the busiest weekends of the year. Every year thousands of people flock into the city for the October Bank Holiday weekend to soak up the atmosphere. The first festival began on Friday 27th October 1978 and has been held every year since. This year the festival celebrates its 41st anniversary.
Cork Jazz Festival is Ireland’s largest jazz event which attracts over 40,000 music fans, and up to 1,000 musicians from all around the world. There will be live events throughout the City in over 80 venues including Cork Opera House, bars, restaurants and on the street entertainment for the duration of the weekend from the 22th to the 26th of October 2020. Get the chance to see Jazz, blues, Mo-town and more. Most venues have free entry throughout the weekend.
The 4-day festival is a must for music lovers and offers something for all ages including a family-friendly parade. Some of the main headliners at the Cork Opera House & The Everyman Theatre include Aslan, Booka Brass Band, Kurt Elling and Spyro Gyra. Don’t miss out on Ireland’s largest Jazz Festival, whether you are a fan of Jazz or not, the festival has different types of music to suit everyone.
Jazz in Maldron Hotel South Mall
Maldron Hotel South Mall will have a jam-packed line-up for the weekend with jazz musicians playing from Friday to Sunday. Entry is free every day.
Joe Mac will kick the weekend off with Cork City Jazz on Friday the 25th. On Saturday there will be live music from 3.00pm to the early hours – with top Jazz bands – Julianne Harrington Trio, Mixed Doubles & Billy Crosbie & Friends. On Sunday, get the chance to see Ian Date Duo & the Julianne Harrington Trio. Sunday Jazz Brunch will be available also so you can sit back and enjoy delicious food while listening to relaxing music. We will be running special food & drink offers in our café, restaurant and bar over the Jazz Festival.
We’ll be serving food throughout the day in our Grain & Grill Bar & Restaurant.
Maldron Hotel South Mall
Maldron Hotel South Mall is located in the very heart of Cork city so by staying with us you won’t need to take a taxi anywhere; all of the music venues are within a short walking distance. The Cork Opera House is just a nine-minute walk from us – get directions. If you need to take a taxi out of the city, there is a taxi rank just beside the hotel and the bus station is across the road.
We still have some bedroom availability over the Jazz weekend. The hotel offers different room types including Double, Twin, Family, Triple and Executive rooms. Book your room now and start planning your Jazz Packed weekend to Cork!