In the Yard


August 25 & 27, 2022


The American Jazz Museum’s second annual In the Yard celebration is a two-day series of events including an awards dinner, film screenings, family-friendly outdoor activities and a Saturday evening outdoor concert. Spanning across Charlie “Yardbird” Parker’s spotlight birthday weekend, this is an extra special year, as September marks the 25th Anniversary since the grand opening of the American Jazz Museum at 18th and Vine.


Thursday, August 25th, 2022

The Birdies Awards Dinner

5:30PM | American Jazz Museum Atrium



Join us in recognizing three individuals who have had significant impact on creating and sustaining the legacy of the American Jazz Museum. This year, we’ll honor Bobby Watson, Congressman Emanuel Cleaver II, and Pat Jordan for their longstanding dedication to the advancement of AJM and the 18th and Vine District. Other guests of honor include Mayor Quinton Lucas and a special performance by the McFadden Brothers.




Saturday, August 27th, 2022

In the Yard Outdoor Concert

4:00PM | Great Lawn behind American Jazz Museum

Early Bird and Group Discount Tickets On Sale Until August 21!



Jackiem Joyner, Shedrick Mitchell, and Christie Dashiell headline In the Yard, our annual backyard birthday bash for Charlie “Yardbird” Parker, including family-friendly activities, food trucks, yard games and live music! All members and sponsors gain access to our VIP members-only area, private bar, indoor access to air conditioning and restrooms, complimentary beer and wine, and exclusive anniversary commemorative swag.


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