JazzFest is FREE to the public, thanks to our supporters. We appreciate your generous support. Donations are appreciated as well so if you’re having a good time, look for the bucket brigade and drop your donation in!
River Boat Tours
Lansing Metro Marinas will be giving half-hour tours of the Grand River on Friday from 5 to 8 pm. Festival goers can experience the new vibrant downtown Lansing developments and natural surroundings from the water.
Tours are being offered at a discounted rate of $3 per person and will depart from the dock at Burchard Park, next to the Brenke Fish Ladder, close to JazzFest activities..
River Boat Taxi
Arrive to JazzFest in style! Lansing Metro Marinas will be running a taxi service Saturday from 1 to 10 pm from the Lansing City Market to Burchard Park, next to the Brenke Fish Ladder. Festival goers can ride to and from the festival on the scenic Grand River for $1. Children 6 and under ride for free.
The taxi will depart from the Lansing City Market on the hour (:00) and from Old Town on the half hour (:30). Parking is available near the City Market, at the Lansing Center and surrounding areas.
It’s already a kid-friendly environment, to hear the great music from the professional stages, and enjoy the ambience of the riverfront and historic Old Town. But you’ll especially want to bring them to our KidzBeat area between 1 and 5 pm on Saturday, where there are booths filled with free face-painting, hands-on art projects, and two tents staffed with musicians ready to nurture young musicians by offering hands-on experience on a variety of instruments. Details of who and what are on the KidzBeat webpage .
WKAR BackStage Pass
We’re proud to welcome videographers from WKAR’s BackStage Pass program to the 2017 Lansing JazzFest! This fantastic live performance television program from the East Lansing. Michigan PBS member station is broadcast in 83 markets around the country.
The Turnaround Lounge
The Turnaround Lounge is $10 for admission and a beverage ticket, this is a prime location to enjoy music from both main stages.
You may pre-purchase your Turnaround Lounge entry ticket here when this becomes available:
JazzFest offers an opportunity to experience some of our up and coming local performers on the River Stage. The Michigan Institute for Contemporary Art (MICA) is a non-profit organization acting as a catalyst for quality arts programming, historic renovation and community development. Educational opportunities in the arts are the focus of the River Stage area.
Lansing JazzFest continues to support a healthier Earth by going green. Recycling bins can be found throughout the site.