Tuesday, August 21, 2007


The lineup for the Montreux Jazz Festival Atlanta has been announced and this year’s festival will feature a diverse range of performers representing everything from blues and R&B to jazz and funk music. The 2007 Montreux Jazz Festival Atlanta will be held Labor Day weekend, August 31 through September 2, 2007, at Underground Atlanta.

The Montreux Jazz Festival Atlanta will kick-off on Friday, August 31 with the ‘Blues, Bourbon & Barbeque Boat Ride, a new addition to the festival weekend. The great music continues throughout the weekend with amazing artists such as songwriter and vocalist, Chrisette Michele, jazz vocalist Ledisi, producer extraordinaire and retro-funk/hip-hop vocalist Sleepy Brown, Radio Disney stars Jacob Latimore, Kacie Lynch and Dylan Cheek, soul singer Leela James and more. The Montreux Club Crawl keeps the music going after hours in Underground Atlanta. Six clubs in Kenny’s Alley, House, Irish Pub, Island Oasis, Jamaica Jamaica, Motions and Sugar Hill.

The FREE Montreux Jazz Festival Atlanta will be a weekend packed with fun activities that the entire family can enjoy. In addition to a variety of music from stages on Upper Alabama, in Kenny’s Alley and a stage inside Underground Atlanta, local music artists such as Jason Bitten, Delores Major, Wayne McDowell, Theresa Morton and Myrna Clayton will be featured. The weekend’s festivities will also include an interactive Kid’s Zone, arts & crafts and food vendors.

The 2007 Montreux Jazz Festival Atlanta Line-up for Labor Day Weekend
*Line-up and times are subject to change. Line-up as of 8/13/07. 

Montreux Jazz Festival Atlanta Around The City 
‘Blues, Bourbon & Barbeque Boat Ride
Stone Mountain
Friday, August 31, 2007 
8:00 pm – Departure
11:00 pm – Arrives back at dock
Aretha Franklin w/Naturally 7
Chastain Park Amphitheatre
Saturday, September 1, 2007

Montreux Jazz Festival at Underground Atlanta
Saturday, September 1
Main Stage
1:00 pm – Gordon Chambers
2:30 pm – Film: Weather Report: Live @ Montreux 1976
4:00 pm – Ledisi
7:00 pm – Sleepy Brown

Fat Matt’s Blues Stage
3:00 pm - Bill Sheffield
4:15 Chicago Joe
5:15 Tommy Brown
6:15 Big Robert T
7:15 Lola

Montreux Jazz Festival at Underground Atlanta
Sunday, September 2
Main Stage
1:00 pm – Jacob Latimore/Kacie Lynch/Dylan Cheek
2:30 pm – Saskia Laroo
4:30 pm – Chrisette Michele
5:30 pm – Film: Marvin Gaye: Live @ Montreux 1980
7:00 pm – Leela James

Fat Matt’s Blues Stage
3:00 Frankie’s Blues Mission
4:15 The Cazanovas
5:15 T-Bone Smith
6:15 The Electromatics Featuring Jon Liebman
7:15 Chicken Shack with Eddie Tigner


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