Is it really a free festival?

JazzFest is FREE to the public, thanks to our supporters. We appreciate your generous support – look for the bucket brigade and drop your donation in!

Where might I end up spending money?

You will want to bring cash to purchase food, beverages, and merchandise from our vendors and local businesses. You may choose to pay for parking as well.

Admission to the “The Turnaround Lounge” (the festival beverage tent) is $10/day—or free, from 4-6pm Friday. The Turnaround Lounge is a prime location to enjoy music from both main stages. It is also the only festival vendor licensed to sell alcohol. Because of this, all entrants must show ID proving they are at least 21 years of age.

What is seating like?

Chairs are provided in front of the stages (on paved surfaces), but we cannot guarantee to accommodate everyone who attends. Many choose to bring their own portable chairs.

What is your weather/cancellation policy?

The festival continues, rain or shine, with covered stages and some covered seating. If the forecast is discouraging, bring an umbrella. Of course, if severe weather would jeopardize persons or equipment, performances will be halted until such conditions have passed.

Is the festival venue accessible?

Lansing JazzFest is committed to being accessible to persons with disabilities. 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.

Kids Dancing.Anything for Children?

You Bet! All 3 of the festivals we put on feature something for the younger ones…  The Riverboat rides are often a family favorite, and for the essential arts and music, see the schedule for Saturday afternoon  activities on our KidzBeat page!

May I bring my pet?

Festival seating areas and thoroughfares are filled with sounds, smells, and thousands of people. Please be considerate to your pets and fellow festival-goers – leave non-service animals at home.

No animals (except service animals) will be allowed in the beverage tent.