Where does the Detroit Jazz Festival take place?
The Detroit Jazz Festival occupies two million square feet of downtown Detroit – from Hart Plaza on the riverfront, three blocks north to beautiful Campus Martius Park. There are two stages on the North end and three stages at Hart Plaza, plus a Jazz Talk Tent. To view the 2013 festival map, click here.
What are the festival dates and hours?
For 2013, the festival will open on Friday evening, August 30, and run through Monday, September 2. Festival hours are 4-11 P.M. on Friday; noon to 11:30 P.M. on Saturday and Sunday; and noon to 8:30 P.M. on Monday.
How do I get tickets?
The Detroit Jazz Festival is a major cultural institution, providing year-round concerts and educational programming that culminates in one of the world’s premier jazz festivals on Labor Day Weekend. And it’s all free! However, by becoming a member of the DJF Rhythm Section, you help sustain the Detroit Jazz Fest and keep the festival free for years to come. Please click on the "Keep it FREE" tab for more information about membership benefits.
Who attends Detroit Jazz Festival?
Musically informed jazz fans, 64% of whom are between 25-54 years of age. Surveys show our fan base to be highly educated, active consumers who appreciate the finer things and know how to have a good time.
How are artists chosen?
Artistic Director Christopher B. Collins determines the roster of national artists, and a committee comprised of music writers, radio hosts and club owners makes recommendations for Detroit-area artists. Artists must submit their materials electronically.
Where can I park?
There are dozens of municipal and privately owned parking lots in the theatre district, Greektown, Cobo Hall and the nearby sports arenas. Most lots are within a five-minute walk of the festival footprint.
Where can I go for food and drink?
A variety of foods, as well as wine, spirits, beer and non-alcoholic beverages are sold throughout the festival footprint.
Can I distribute fliers and other materials at the festival?
Although businesses and organizations pay for booth space to advertise and distribute materials, the festival has designated areas outside of the festival footprint where legitimate non-profit organizations may flier patrons as they leave the grounds. For more information, call us at 313.447.1248.
Is the festival accessible to people with disabilities?
Detroit Jazz Festival encourages all people to attend and strives to make the site completely accessible. For more information about festival attendance for people with disabilities, call us at 313.447.1248 or click on the "Accessibility" tab under "Festival Info".