Donation Program

Thank you for celebrating 40 years with the Detroit Jazz Festival presented by Quicken Loans, the largest FREE jazz festival in the world and for your continuous support of the Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation!

In celebration of the 40th Anniversary, we are unveiling new donor programs.  If you are a returning donor, please check your email for a customized link to your account.

Help us keep it free! Support the Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation when shopping at Kroger, at no additional cost to you! Simply go to: kroger.com/account/communityrewards and enter organization code JL650.

Support the Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation when shopping with Amazon at no additional cost to you! Simply follow the instructions at: https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201365360 and select Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation as your charitable organization.

The Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation graciously thanks you for your support. You are protecting the world largest free jazz festival, year-round community outreach and other pre-Festival activities. And you are preserving Detroit’s great jazz legacy for future generations.

The Rhythm Section

$1 and up

Individual contributions support the Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation in its mission to provide educational and performance opportunities for Metro-Detroit area youth and free cultural access for individuals and families.  Charitable contributions from individuals or foundations of $500 or more will be classified as annual fund gifts and are not eligible to receive Festival VIP perks.

  • Recognition in the Detroit Jazz Festival Program Book (for donations made by July 1) and on website
  • Electronic download of the Detroit Jazz Festival Program Book
  • Subscription to the Detroit Jazz Festival Donor Notes, a monthly electronic Jazz Festival Publication

The Jazz Pazz

$125 Per Day Per Person

The Jazz Pazz is valid Saturday, Sunday, or Monday and perfect for those who want a personalized Festival experience.

  • Access to reserved seating sections at the stages (seating is available on a first come first served basis)
  • Detroit Jazz Festival Performance Schedule
  • Electronic download of the Detroit Jazz Festival Program Book (one per person)
  • Recognition in the Detroit Jazz Festival Program Book (If purchased before July 1) and on website
  • Subscription to the Detroit Jazz Festival Donor Notes, a monthly electronic Jazz Festival Publication
  • Access to Special Events during the Festival (subject to availability)

Jazz Pazz are available in limited quantities and can only be purchased in advance. There will be no onsite sales during the Festival weekend.
Jazz Pazz patrons do not receive access to the Festival VIP hospitality areas.

The Guardian of Jazz

Early Bird $550 (Purchase before July 1)

Regular $600

The ultimate Detroit Jazz Festival VIP experience for jazz enthusiasts to enjoy all weekend performances up close and personal, relax and dine in our two VIP Hospitality areas.

Guardians of Jazz advance the Detroit Jazz Festival’s mission to produce the world’s largest free jazz festival, provide jazz education youth, and deliver unique year-round cultural events for the public.

  • Weekend access to reserved seating at the stages (seating is available on a first come first served basis)
  • Weekend access to VIP Hospitality areas (Lincoln Garden and Central Michigan University)
  • Invitation to the Opening Night Celebration (good for one guest and if purchased before August 1)
  • Invitation to private artist receptions
  • Invitation to Preview luncheon (for local participants if purchased between October and March, subject to availability)
  • Complimentary Daily Parking at specified location
  • Recognition in the Detroit Jazz Festival Program Book (If purchased before July 1) and on website
  • Detroit Jazz Festival Program Book
  • Official Detroit Jazz Festival souvenir
  • Electronic download of the Detroit Jazz Festival Program Book
  • Subscription to the Detroit Jazz Festival Donor Notes, a monthly electronic Jazz Festival Publication

Guardian of Jazz Group Package

If attending the Detroit Jazz Festival has become an annual tradition for you and your friends, create a group and secure the ultimate weekend VIP experience at a discounted rate of $500 per person.

  • A group consists of 16 or more Guardians and must be purchased in one transaction
  • Group participants receive all Guardian of Jazz accommodations listed above
  • Last day to create your jazzy group is August 1

Must purchase Group Guardian of Jazz before July 1 for recognition in Detroit Jazz Festival Program Book
Must purchase Group Guardian of Jazz before August 1 to receive the Opening Night Celebration invitation

All sales and donations are tax-deductible by IRS standards.

For questions please email [email protected]

Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation
19908 Harper Avenue
Harper Woods, MI 48225

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