The Side Door Jazz Club Presents –

“Back In The Swing Celebration” Jazz Festival 2022!

Friday & Saturday, September 9th & 10th, 2022!

Join us under the big-top tent on the lawn of the beautiful historic Old Lyme Inn to celebrate the world’s best live jazz!

“Back In The Swing Celebration” Jazz Fest

Featured On NBC Connecticut’s “CT Live!”

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Festival Picnic Dinner Bags Are Now Available For Purchase!

About The Event:


This year’s OUTSTANDING lineup:

Friday, September 9th (gates open at 5:30pm):

5:30-6:30 – Hartt School of Music Jazz Ensemble
6:30-7:45 – Jonathan Barber’s Vision Ahead Quintet
8:15-9:30 – Joey Alexander Trio

Saturday, September 10th (gates open at 3:30pm):

3:30-4:30 – University of Rhode Island Jazz Ensemble
4:30-5:45 – Sean Nelson’s New London Big Band
6:30-7:45 – Katie Thiroux Trio featuring Special Guest Melissa Aldana
8:15-9:30 – Kenny Garrett & Sounds From The Ancestors

  • Beer, wine, food, and misc. concessions available for purchase
  • Discounted Side Door Jazz Club show tickets for all Back In The Swing Celebration attendees!


PARKING – Two offsite parking lots will be available. Parking lots will open at 5:15pm Friday and 3:15pm Saturday. (Please see parking map below)

Parking Lot 1 – Lyme Art Association

Parking Lot 2 – Florence Griswold Museum

WHAT TO BRING: Lawn chairs, beach chairs, blankets (lawn ticket holders only, no higher than 30”, seats are provided for all tent ticket holders)
WHAT NOT TO BRING: Outside food or beverage/alcohol, coolers, pets or non-service animals, large purses/bags, glass containers, professional video/photo equipment, glassware
COVID STATEMENT: Unfortunately, COVID is still a part of our lives with varying degrees of case numbers and variants as times goes on. We are constantly monitoring official government health authority websites and the news in order to best assess whether to implement any additional safety measures. As of now, the event will be held with guests being asked to take personal safety measures as they see fit (I.e. wearing a mask, social distancing, hand sanitizing, etc). By purchasing a ticket to this event, you consent that you will be personally responsible for any and all personal safety measures you take. The Side Door at Old Lyme Inn will follow any and all federal, state, and local mandated or recommended health precautions and guidelines.
INCLEMENT WEATHER STATEMENT: This is a rain or shine event! If severe weather is observed in the area, announcements will be made from the stage including the severity of the storm, evacuation and/or event suspension procedures.In the case of rain, lawn seated patrons should plan accordingly in regards to rain gear. In the event of a major weather event (I.e. thunderstorms, hurricanes, etc.) a minute-by-minute assessment will take place and decisions will be made with safety always taking precedent.

Thank You To Our Presenting Sponsors!

Thank You To Our Supporting Sponsors!

Thank You To Our Broadcast Partners!