FAQ


What is a VIP?

-A VIP is a Detroit Jazz Festival Guardian, Sponsor and/or special invited guest who receives access to the VIP Hospitality area, reserved seating sections and provided other special perks at the festival. Guardian and Sponsorship status also provides unique benefits throughout the year.

How do I get my VIP wristband(s) or Jazz Pazz?

-August 18th to August 25th all Festival credentials can be picked up at the Detroit Jazz Festival office between 1pm and 5pm.

-Beginning Friday, August 29th at 4pm (Opening Night), Guardian credentials can be picked up at the VIP Hospitality Registration Table located in Campus Martius Park.

-Beginning August 30th at 11am, Guardian credentials can be picked at the VIP Hospitality Registration Tent located at the Hart Plaza Lincoln Garden area.

-Beginning Saturday August 30th at 11am, Jazz Pazz lanyards can be picked up at the Information Booth at Hart Plaza.

-For purchases made August 18th-25th at the Detroit Jazz Festival office wristbands will be distributed at that time. The Festival is not responsible for lost or stolen wristbands.

When is the last day I can purchase a Jazz Pazz or Guardian package online?

- The last day to make online purchases is Monday, August 25th.

How do I buy a Jazz Pazz or Guardian package during the Festival?

-A limited amount of Jazz Pazzes can be purchased onsite at both Information Booths located at Hart Plaza and Campus Martius. The Jazz Pazz is $100 per person per day and provides access to preferred seating at 3 of the 4 stages and a $15 meal voucher redeemable at festival vendors.

-Guardian packages can be purchased at the VIP Hospitality Registration Booth at the Lincoln Garden in Hart Plaza.

Where is the VIP Hospitality area located?

-This year to adequately accommodate VIP members, the VIP Hospitality area will be located at Lincoln Garden inside Hart Plaza. Guardian members can register, receive parking validations, and purchase additional Guardian memberships. There will also be an indoor VIP area on the lower level for Guardians and Sponsors only.

*The Hart Plaza tent will not be open on Friday August 29, 2014
*Lincoln Garden Tent hours: Saturday 11am-12am Sunday 11am-12am Monday 11am-8pm

Who is invited to the VIP Opening Night Reception?

-The Opening Night Reception is by invitation only for honored guests, business and political leaders, guardians and sponsors.

What does reserved/preferred seating mean?

-Reserved/preferred seating is a designated area for Guardians, Sponsors and VIP Guests. These sections provide up close and personal experiences at three of the four stages. Arrive early for the best seats.

*There is no reserved seating at the Pyramid Stage

Are meals provided in the VIP Hospitality area?

-Yes. Meals and light refreshments are served during designated times, which will be indicated in the VIP Hospitality area. Two drink tickets per person are provided for alcoholic beverages.

-Jazz Pazz holders receive $15 in Jazz Notes redeemable at festival food vendors.

Do VIPs receive parking validation? Where do I park?

-Yes. VIPs receive daily parking validation. Parking validation is only available at the Compuware parking lot. Please note overnight parking is strictly prohibited. Bring your ticket to the VIP booth to receive validation. Paid parking is available at various lots throughout the downtown area. Plan in advance to utilize the People Mover for ease of walking. All stations provide access to the festival footprint.

Where I can view the lineup?

-A downloadable 2014 Jazz Festival schedule and lineup is available online at http://www.detroitjazzfest.com/2014lineup.html

How long is my membership valid?

-The 2014 Detroit Jazz Festival membership is valid through December 31, 2014

What are the food and beverage options at the festival?

-There are a variety of food vendors at the Festival, from Mediterranean, Soul Food to Fresh Lemonade and Cotton Candy.

Is there bike parking at the festival?

-There are limited spaces available for bike parking in front of buildings throughout the footprint.

Can I bring a purse or backpack onto festival grounds?

-Yes, purses and backpacks are allowed onto festival grounds; however alcoholic beverages are prohibited.

How can I obtain information while the festival is taking place?

-New this year is a Concierge Table located in the Motor Lobby of the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center offering general festival and artist information. Patrons can also visit the information booths located at Hart Plaza and Campus Martius or ask a knowledgeable Detroit Jazz Festival Volunteer.

Is there storage at the festival?

-Unfortunately, there is no storage available on the festival grounds.

Thank you for your support of the 2014 Detroit Jazz Festival!