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RICHMOND, Va. — The line-up for the 2016 Richmond Jazz Festival features some giants of the music industry.

Herbie Hancock, The Roots, and Vanessa Williams highlight the list of artists announced Thursday (scroll down to see the complete line-up).

“This year boasts one of the most impressive lineups to date. The artist roster represents an eclectic mix of world-class musicians and singers,” event organizers said.

“Throughout the week, preview events will take place across the city. The historic Hippodrome Theater, along with Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and city favorite, Hardywood Park Craft Brewery will play host to some of the best local and national talent,” festival organizers posted online. “Then, on Saturday and Sunday, the beauty of Maymont becomes the backdrop to one of the most spectacular musical events in the country. From unforgettable performances to great finds and tasty treats, the Richmond Jazz Festival delivers like no other.”

Tickets for the Richmond Jazz Festival are already on-sale online and range from $30 on Friday to $160 for a weekend pass.

The Richmond Jazz Festival is scheduled for August 11 – 14, 2016.

Here is the list of musical acts scheduled to perform:

Herbie Hancock
The Roots
Al Jarreau
Wyclef Jean
Esperanza Spalding
Vanessa Williams
Diane Shuur
Michael Franks
Stephanie Mills
Arrested Development
Jonathan Butler and Gerald Albright
Ramsey Lewis
Tamia
Morris Day and the Time
Tom Browne & Jean Carne
Freddy Cole
Grace Kelly
Buckwheat Zydeco
Loston Harris
BADBADNOTGOOD
Sasha Masakowski
Lucky Chops
Sonny Fortune
Plunky & Oneness

Official 2016 Richmond Jazz Festival Schedule: *All acts subject to change

Thursday, August 11th
VMFA | 200 N. Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220
Jazz Café
Free admission

Thursday, August 11th
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery | 2408-2410 Ownby Lane, Richmond, VA 23220
Hardywood Food Truck Rally
Free admission

Friday, August 12th
Hippodrome Theater | 528 N 2nd Street, Richmond, VA 23219
“Homegrown at the Hipp”
$30 admission

Saturday, August 13th
Maymont | 1700 Hampton Street, Richmond, VA 23220
Doors open at 11am | Performances begin at Noon
$85 single day admission /$160 weekend admission

Herbie Hancock
Wyclef Jean
Esperanza Spalding
Vanessa Williams
Ramsey Lewis
Loston Harris
Diane Schuur
Stephanie Mills
Buckwheat Zydeco
Arrested Development
Lucky Chops
Tome Browne & Jean Carne
BADBADNOTGOOD

Sunday, August 14th
Maymont | 1700 Hampton Street, Richmond, VA 23220
Doors open at 11am | Performances begin at Noon
$85 single day admission /$160 weekend admission

The Roots
Al Jarreau
Michael Franks
Morris Day and The Time
Freddy Cole
Sonny Fortune
Jonathan Butler & Gerald Albright
Tamia
Plunky & Oneness
Sasha Masakowski
Grace Kelly
Ramsey Lewis