Stay Informed

On Monday, March 23, the 41st Detroit Jazz Festival artist lineup was announced via live stream on Detroit Jazz Fest LIVE!  If you missed it, visit the Festival’s home page at to see the lineup for this year’s Festival.  In addition, 2020 Artist-in-Residence Dee Dee Bridgewater, will ignite the stages with several performances this Labor Day weekend.  Many other artists will be announced over the next few months. Start planning your weekend festivities now!

As a reminder, the Foundation has changed the pricing and format of the VIP Programs, creating more options for individuals to personalize their Festival experience. These changes help maintain the Festival’s sustainability and its prominent position as the largest admission-free jazz festival in the world. Your support is integral in creating access for underserved communities to participate in the arts; and opportunities for hundreds of thousands of people to enjoy year-round initiatives with the Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation. Our sincerest GRATITUDE to each of you—Thank You!

VIP Experiences are customizable per person, per day and available in limited quantities.

Full weekend or Early Bird Guardian packages are no longer available

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Stay Engaged 

Register for the Detroit Jazz Fest LIVE!

The Detroit Jazz Fest LIVE! app provides real-time information and opportunities to participate in Festival activities throughout the year. Be the first to know about competitions, intimate performances with artists and all the behind-the-scenes fun. For only $20, get exclusive access to pre-events and information about the upcoming 41st Detroit Jazz Festival. Most importantly,  gain direct viewing access to all four stages during Labor Day weekend at the Detroit Jazz Festival. Register for the app today at

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Coming to the Stage

The Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation is committed to celebrating the excellence displayed by outstanding middle, high school  and collegiate jazz programs. Applications for performance opportunities at the 2020 Detroit Jazz Festival are now being accepted for MSBOA middle and high school bands and the Collegiate Combo Competition.  Selected bands will be notified Monday, June 1.

Who will be the Detroit Jazz Festival’s next emerging vocalist?

The Foundation is seeking talented young jazz vocalists for the 9th Annual Detroit Jazz Festival Youth Vocal Competition. The Foundation is reaching out to all Michigan School Vocal Music Association teachers for submissions. Finalists will perform with a professional jazz trio on Thursday, August 13th at the Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe before a panel of judges. Winner will receive mentoring from Detroit’s most prominent jazz vocalists and perform at the Festival.

Stay Connected

Our hearts go out to those affected by COVID-19. These are unprecedented times and we promise to do our part to keep our treasured donors and supporters informed on the Road to the Festival! We know music is a source of inspiration and healing so while we engage in social distancing, let’s all pause and enjoy some Jazz. How about a few encore performances from the 2019 Detroit Jazz Festival presented by Quicken Loans? Catch them on Detroit Jazz Fest LIVE!

Be sure to check the Festival’s free app, Detroit Jazz Fest LIVE!, found on Google Play and the Apple store, for up-to-date news on upcoming events.

Also, follow our Facebook or Instagram page at or @detroitjazzfestival for artist highlights and encore performances

In the meantime, please #stayhomestaysafe  We look forward to connecting soon!