Nas, Mary J. Blige and Chance the Rapper to headline this year’s Blue Note Jazz Festival Napa

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Courtesy Blue Note Entertainment Group

After premiering last year, Blue Note Jazz Festival Napa will return this summer for its second iteration. The event will take place July 28-30 and will celebrate jazz’s influence during the 50th anniversary of hip-hop.

Tapped for the celebration are host Dave Chappelle and headliners Mary J. BligeNas and Chance the RapperParliament Funkadelic featuring George ClintonAri LennoxBig FreediaCordaeTalib Kweli & MadlibPJ MortonSminoRakim & DJ Jazzy JeffBJ The Chicago KidAdam Blackstone and Rapsody are also scheduled to perform onstage at the event, which Robert Glasper curated.

“I want to make sure the guests and the performers have unique experiences,” says Glasper in a statement. “The festival, like my Blue Note residency, is full of unexpected jams and surprises during one huge musical family reunion with artists and an audience that share a love of the arts.”

Presale tickets for Blue Note Jazz Festival Napa are available to Blue Note subscribers Wednesday, April 5, at 9 a.m. PT/noon ET. General admission will go on sale Friday, April 7, at 9 a.m. PST/noon ET.

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