EventsJune Friday Jazz

June Friday Jazz

June 16, 2023 | 6–10 p.m.
Location: High Museum of Art
Presale tickets available below







Don’t miss an evening of live jazz at the High every third Friday.

Enjoy a drink and light bites, head to the galleries to explore the Museum’s works on view, and join a docent-led tour for a detailed look at the collection. With live jazz organized by John “Lil’ John” Roberts, the event will feature two musical areas where musicians will play throughout the evening, layering notes and improvising melodies.


HIGHlights tours begin at 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Tour of George Voronovsky: Memoryscapes with Curatorial Research Associate, Kyle Mancuso, at 7 p.m.

Tours meet in the Taylor Lobby and are on a first-come-first-serve basis.

No drinks allowed in the galleries.

A man in all black talks to a group of smartly dressed adults inside the modern and contemporary galleries at the High Museum

Try This!

This month’s specialty cocktail is The Summer Rose, a prickly pear and watermelon margarita.

Two hands cheers pink cocktails together in highball glasses

About John Roberts

John “Lil’ John” Roberts is a highly sought-after jazz, R&B, and pop drummer. He has toured and recorded with many greats, such as Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Prince, George Duke, Rachelle Ferrell, Anita Baker, Anthony Hamilton, Dave Chappelle, Earth, Wind & Fire, Elton John, and more. He was mentored by jazz great Wynton Marsalis at the age of sixteen. His television credits include the Mo’Nique Show, Queen Latifah Show, Ray Charles Tribute, Tribute to Quincy Jones, American Idol, American Music Awards, Black Music Honors, MTV Video Music Awards, Billboard Awards, NAACP Image Awards, Trumpet Awards, VH1 Fashion Awards, BET Soul Train Awards, Jay Leno, David Letterman, Chris Rock Show, Oprah, Ellen DeGeneres, Good Morning America, Good Day Atlanta, Jimmy Kimmel, Arsenio Hall, The View, Saturday Night Live, Pre-Grammy Show, BET’s Sunday Best, Apollo Live, and BET ComicView. He released his debut album, The Heartbeat, in 2014. For more information, visit his Instagram, @liljohnroberts.

Lil John Roberts 6.16

Know Before You Go:

  • Membership guest passes and military benefits cannot be redeemed for this event.
  • Doors for Friday Jazz open at 6:00 p.m. The Museum will remain closed between 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
  • Seating is extremely limited, and priority is given to guests with disabilities.
  • No outside food or beverage is permitted.
  • We strongly recommend using rideshare or MARTA because parking in the Woodruff Arts Center garage is limited and may reach capacity before you arrive. Find out about other parking options here.

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