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Atlanta Jazz Festival Names Lyft Official Rideshare Provider for 2017 Festival

Partnership includes the Atlanta Jazz Festival Weekend, May 26 – 28 at Piedmont Park, and the lead-up to the Festival, 40 Days of Jazz, beginning April 21

Lyft logo Atlanta – Feb. 13, 2017 – For the first time, Lyft and the Atlanta Jazz Festival are partnering to help make it easier for jazz fans to get to where the music will be this spring.  Lyft was named the official rideshare provider for the 2017 Atlanta Jazz Festival, which will take place May 26 – 28 at Piedmont Park and for the pre-festival “40 Days of Jazz” events, which will take place at locations throughout the city from April 21 – May 25.

Lyft will have dedicated pick-up and drop-off areas to provide jazz lovers with a seamless experience as they come and go from the Festival and will offer discount codes to new and existing Lyft customers for use during the Festival weekend. Festival-goers will see Lyft’s logo and signage present throughout the Festival and for the events leading up to the official weekend.

“Lyft is proud to partner with the City of Atlanta to offer music lovers a safe and affordable way to get to the Atlanta Jazz Festival and all of the activities leading up to Memorial Day weekend,” said Sam Bond, GM of Lyft Atlanta.  “A big event like this is the perfect time for Atlantans to leave worries about parking and traffic at home and let Lyft get them there and back with no hassle.”

“We know our festival goers will love using Lyft’s hassle-free service to and from our 40 Days of Jazz events around town, and for Festival weekend, when traffic is heavier and parking will likely be at a premium,” said Camille Russell Love, Executive Director – City of Atlanta, Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs.

Atlanta Jazz Festival is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year as one of the largest free jazz festivals in the country.  The festival attracts more than 150,000 music lovers from the Southeast region and around the world.

Lyft is the fastest growing ridesharing company in the U.S. In Atlanta, Lyft’s ride volume more than tripled in 2016.

For more information on the Atlanta Jazz Festival and the 40 Days of Jazz events, visit

About Lyft
Lyft was founded in June 2012 by Logan Green and John Zimmer to improve people’s lives with the world’s best transportation. Lyft is the fastest growing rideshare company in the U.S and is available in more than 200 cities. Lyft is preferred by drivers and passengers for its safe and friendly experience, and its commitment to effecting positive change for the future of our cities

About Atlanta Jazz Festival
The Atlanta Jazz Festival is regarded as one of the country’s largest free jazz festivals and invites music lovers from around the region to be immersed in jazz music culture. Mayor Maynard Jackson founded the original jazz festival to promote the art form that originated in the south. The Atlanta Jazz Festival is an annual musical showcase that celebrates jazz legends and features up-and-coming jazz performers in venues throughout metropolitan Atlanta, culminating on Memorial Day weekend with performances at Piedmont Park, Friday through Sunday.

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For Lyft:
Jennifer Greene

For Atlanta Jazz Festival:
Jamie Donaldson
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Sharon Goldmacher
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