Back by popular demand the Downtown Development Authority, in partnership with the Downtown Merchant and Business Association, is hosting Art & Jazz on the Avenue on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in downtown Delray Beach. Stroll the SOFA neighborhood in a closed street style format, experience live music, art, culture, and special promotions by retailers and merchants.


Art & Jazz on the Avenue

Date/Time: May 25, 2022, from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. 

Location:  SOFA Neighborhood (South of Atlantic Ave.) - SE 3rd Ave. from E Atlantic Ave. to SE 2nd St.

Cost:  FREE and fun for all ages

Musical Entertainment:

Stage 1 – SE 3rd Avenue Across from Delray Beach Market
5:30 – 7:30 pm ~ Sunnyside Swing Trio
7:30 – 9:00 pm ~ Bad Apples Brass Band (New Orleans style) 

Stage 2 – SE 3rd Avenue Across from South of Atlantic Luxury Condominiums
5:30 – 7:15 pm ~ Indigo Dreamers Duo
7:30 – 9:00 pm ~ Mervyn Johnston Trio

Art & Activities:

Live Muralists, Street Games, Plein Air live painting and exhibition, Delray Art League live painting and exhibition (photography and paintings), The Studio – selfie photo opportunities, Arts Warehouse exhibitors, Interactive kids' zone with Face painting and Caricaturist, Local Artist Vendor pop ups, Open house at Delray Beach Market.



Are you a local business or artist interested in participating in Art & Jazz?  SIGN UP HERE

Testimonial from the December 22, 2021 Art and Jazz on the Ave.

"Beautiful event last night, December 22, for Art and Jazz on the Avenue. We never knew Pineapple Grove went so far north and found new places to explore. Loved that the street was closed to traffic, great tropical band near the entrance and beautiful lighting. All in all, a 10+."


The famed Art and Jazz on the Avenue, aka “Jazz on the Ave” or “Art and Jazz” is an event which highlights local businesses, artists, and live entertainment. In celebration of the DDA’s 50th anniversary, this community tradition is returning with each uniquely themed event occurring in a different downtown neighborhood, encouraging community participation, and providing all with the opportunity to have a little fun.

“Art & Jazz on the Avenue has always been a highlight for both locals and visitors along with a piece of the fabric which revitalized downtown, said Laura Simon, Executive Director, Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority. This year we celebrate the relaunch with our merchant and business partners throughout all of downtown Delray Beach.”

July 2022
Event:  Art & Jazz on the Avenue
Date/Time:  July 27, 2022, from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location:  West Atlantic from NW 6th Ave to NW 4th Ave

Thank you to our event sponsors! 

May 2022 Event Sponsor:

Interested in becoming a sponsor?  Contact us,


South Of Atlantic Ave. Neighborhood
Wed, 05/25/2022
6:00pm - 9:00pm
West Atlantic Neighborhood
Wed, 07/27/2022
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Throughout Downtown Delray Beach

Media Kit

Art & Jazz Sponsor Deck
Art & Jazz Press Release