One of the main international events dedicated to jazz and New Orleans Beat, Ascona Jazz Festival attracts an enthusiastic audience who appreciates the richness of the program.
But also the relaxed atmosphere of Ascona Jazz Festival and the Lake Maggiore as a wonderful background to great open-air concerts.
Ascona Jazz Festival
Ascona Jazz Festival offers almost 20 concerts a day and a unique musical mix.
From New Orleans jazz to swing, from blues to R&B.
The festival includes all genres related to the great tradition of jazz and Afro-American music
It aims at celebrating New Orleans by showcasing its most representative musicians, offering an overall view of contemporary music from the Crescent City, alongside the experience of tasting savory Louisiana cuisine.
JazzAscona is mainly an open air event that takes place in the evening (from 6.30 pm to 1.30 am) along the evocative Ascona waterfront.
The waterfront hosts four stages and the Jazz Club Casinò, a tensioned structure that can welcome up to 800 visitors.
set price of CHF 20.00
During the day (from 11 a.m.) many concerts called Music Hours take place in various restaurants & bars of Ascona.
Since 2013, the piazza concerts are free on all weekdays.
All except for the prescriptive evening and for a admission with fee concerts from the Ascona Specials program.
During the weekend the access to the whole festival area will be at a set price of CHF 20.00.
Ascona is a renowned tourist destination with a rich variety of accommodation options.
It is a small town and moving around it on foot is your fastest and most enjoyable option. Ascona is connected to Locarno by public bus service, running regularly (last ride at 00.28 a.m.).
700 parking spaces, free of charge, at the former Ascona airport, with a shuttle service to and from the lakefront from 6.15 p.m. until 01.15 a.m.
Last buses from Ascona (Posta) to Locarno-Minusio-Tenero (campings): 22.28, 22.58, 23.28, 23.53*, 00.28 *only to Locarno main station.
Ascona’s Mediterranean atmosphere makes it the perfect travel destination, all year round. Even more so during the 10 days of the jazz festival.
Via Luini 3
6600 Locarno, Ticino, Switzerland