Due to the ongoing construction improvements on Hart Plaza, and our goal to keep the Festival safe, live and free for everyone, the 42nd annual Detroit Jazz Festival presented by Rocket Mortgage has pivoted to a virtual live format that will be streamed and broadcast “live” for free this Labor Day weekend.  Click here, to read more about this decision. 

View the 2021 Lineup and Schedule. 

Refunds for VIP Passes

All pass holders will be given the option of a refund, or the opportunity to honor their pledge and commitment to the Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation. 

All passes purchased for the 2021 Detroit Jazz Festival presented by Rocket Mortgage, including Jazz Pazz, the VIP Experience, Opening Night Party, can be fully refunded. If you would like a refund, please complete the form sent to your email by August 27, 2021 and linked here: 

After August 27th, the Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation will keep the pass purchase amount as originally intended— a donation to keep this world-class jazz festival admission free.

If you choose to donate your purchase to the Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation, we are offering a replacement benefit of:

  • A free digital copy of the 2021 Official Detroit Jazz Festival Program Book, compete with performance lineups, artist bios, educational information and more. 
  • A one-year subscription to all livestreamed events hosted by the Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation (Labor Day weekend and year-round programming).

Thank you so much for your support. Each gift helps to keep the Detroit Jazz Festival free! All contributions are tax deductible per IRS standards.

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Live Stream the Detroit Jazz Festival Presented by Rocket Mortgage 

Jazz enthusiasts can view or listen to performances for free through a companion broadcast of select performances, allowing patrons a free-to-the-public off-site option. This broadcast will be available on the Foundation’s social media channels (Facebook, YouTube), and on partnering public radio and television stations.

Returning this year is “Detroit JazzFest LIVE!”  For just $20, livestream in real-time, performances from all stages, all four days via a smartphone, tablet or desktop. Additionally, the livestreaming services features select performances throughout the year from the Foundation’s year-round initiatives, Festival schedules, maps and more. Register for the livestream at


Come Shop with Us 

Purchase your official Festival merchandise at the Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation office at 19908 Harper Ave., Harper Woods, MI on Friday, August 27th from 12-4pm. Snag t-shirts, hoodies, limited-edition totes, posters, programs, and other cool swag to sport while streaming the live performances during Labor Day Weekend. 


Donor Spotlight

The Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation mourns the loss of our dear friend and Guardian of Jazz Derrick L. Jackson. An avid traveler and connoisseur of music, Derrick had a special love for jazz.  He was a dedicated Detroit Jazz Festival attendee and donor, and a Tom Joyner and Blue Note Jazz Cruiser. Derrick’s unexpected departure from this life on July 30 has left a void in the jazz community and in our hearts. We will miss Derrick’s warm smile and gentle spirit as displayed in the highlight reel below. 

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