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!


Lansing JazzFest cares for those with disabilities in the following ways. As an outdoor street festival, the festival venue is naturally wheelchair accessible. Handicap-accessible parking is available on both sides of E. Grand River Ave. Wheelchair-accessible restrooms are available

KidzBeatEspecially for kids….

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

WKAR BackStage Pass records select performers.

WKAR BackStage Pass records select performers.

We’re proud to welcome videographers from WKAR’s BackStage Pass program to the Lansing JazzFest! This fantastic live performance television program from the East Lansing. Michigan PBS member station is broadcast in 83 markets around the country. Their recordings over the years have provided a visual history of many of our past performers and in 2017 they began broadcasting live in the local area!

Music Workshops

On Saturday, August 5, 2017 in MICA gallery, three hour long workshop sessions will be held. At 2:30, learn about Latin Percussion with Oben Succari from PanaMO. At 3:30 Paul Keller is holding a workshop in which he coaches the Jazz Alliance of Mid-Michigan Scholarship quintet, open to the public. At 4:30 Bill Heid shares his performance secrets and stories from the road of his 5 decade career


The Turnaround Lounge

Turn Around Lounge view from the stage.

Turn Around Lounge view from the stage.

The Turnaround Lounge is $5 for admission, $5 for a beer/wine ticket, and $2 for pop/water. This is a prime location to enjoy music from both main stages.


Food Vendors

(Subject to change)
Amist Lemonades
Anishnabe (Native American)
Uncle Ed’s Elephant Ears
Cinnamon Nuts & More
Clint’s Hotdog Cart
Cottage Inn Pizza
Eastside Fish Fry
Finley’s BBQ
Fire & Rice
Helping our Heroes-Pies
Iorio’s Gelateria cart
Maria’s Tacos
Mediterranean Cuisine
Youa’s Asian Fusion Foods

Retail Vendors

(Subject to change)
ABS Clothing
Black Dot Creations
Laura Ray Art
Myles Inspirational Clips
Nannis Fashion
Providence Chiropractic
Saniya’s Collections
Silver Talisman Jewelry
Sistha’s Creative Designs
Traci Lynn Jewelry
& more …

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