What is Phil Denny’s Armory Smooth Jazz Fete?

Phil Denny’s Armory Smooth Jazz Fete proudly presented by Michigan Plumbing brings together a celebrated list of local, regional, national and internationally acclaimed cross-genre jazz musicians. Styles supported range from smooth, contemporary, modern, pop and R&B. The Armory Smooth Jazz Fete is produced by Lansing-based international recording artist and 2x #1 Billboard saxophonist Phil Denny. FOOD VENDORS – BEER – WINE – LOCAL ART – MERCH & MORE!

When is the Phil Denny’s Armory Smooth Jazz Fete?

The one day ticketed fete is held annually on the second Saturday of August. The 5th annual fete returns on Saturday, August 12, 2023 from 2:30pm until 9pm and consists of multiple featured performers.

Where Is Phil Denny’s Armory Smooth Jazz Festival held?

The fete is held at the historic Armory located at 330 Marshall Street in Lansing, MI. Phil Denny’s Armory Smooth Jazz Fete aims to celebrate the properties rich heritage of community related events and activities which has not been done at this level in several years. From 1924 to 2005, the Marshall Street Armory was home to the 119th Field Artillery of the Michigan National Guard. In addition, throughout its nearly 90 years of service to the Lansing community, the Armory has hosted a variety of events, including the training sessions of the National Guard, dances, weddings, circuses, boxing matches, WWII rallies, and St. Patrick’s Day parties. Five years after lapsing into disuse, the Gillespie Group purchased the building in 2010. The fully restored Armory is now home to the Gillespie Group’s corporate headquarters as well as a host of non-profit organizations.

Who is the Audience for Phil Denny’s Armory Smooth Jazz Fete? 

The fete is for everyone who loves and appreciates live music! We enjoy entertaining a broad and diverse demographic of persons of all adult ages. We welcome more than 500 music followers annually from across the state, bordering states and beyond.

* Phil Denny’s Armory Smooth Jazz Fete is a 21 years of age and up event!