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JazzFest is a community event funded by local grants, corporate sponsors, and private individuals. It is your generous support that makes the festival happen.



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 East Céasar E. Chávez Ave. (formerly E. Grand River Ave.) near Turner. Wheelchair-accessible restrooms are available.


Especially 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.  This year we’ve expanded activities to include Dance Groups on Friday from 6-8 pm and additional activities and performers from 1 – 9 pm on Saturday including Melissa Sigh Ukulele performance and Kanin Elizabeth, a local 13 year old singer songwriter. But you’ll especially want to bring them to our KidzBeat area between 1 and 5 pm on Saturday, where there are two venues 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 KidsBeat webpage.


The Turnaround Lounge

Admission to the Turnaround Lounge is $10, good for both nights. Purchase beverage tickets once inside, $5 – $6 for a beer/wine ticket, and $2 for pop/water. The Turnaround Lounge is a prime location to enjoy music from the main stage and get up close to the house band which will be performing between the main stage acts. We thank you in advance for this contribution to support the festival. Entry is now on the North side of Turner at Clinton.



Food Vendors

(Subject to change)
Amist Concessions (Lemonades)
Anishnabe Meejim
Cinnamon Nuts & More
Clint’s Hotdog Cart
Cottage Inn Pizza
Phat Matt’s
Smok’n Pig BBQ
Sweets rolled Ice Cream


Retail Vendors

(Subject to change)
ABS Clothing
Chloe’s Bowtique
Fancy Lady
Providence Chiropractic
Sistha’s Creative Designs
Sunshine Apparel
3 Stacks Clothing
Whimsical Wit
& more …

Share the Festival

Check in on Foursquare and Facebook! Share your experiences on Twitter and Instagram!
@LansingJazzFest – #LansingJazzFest –


Conveniently located for everyone


JazzFest Map – Click to see larger image of map.

The Lansing JazzFest takes place in the streets of Old Town Lansing, at the intersection of Turner St. and East Céasar E. Chávez Ave. (formerly E. Grand River Ave.)

Click the image on the left to see a map of the festival grounds.

There may be construction along your route to the festival – we suggest checking with MDOT for construction information.



Handicapped-designated parking will be available on East Céasar E. Chávez Ave. (formerly E. Grand River Ave.) near Turner.

There is limited metered parking along East Céasar E. Chávez Ave. (formerly E. Grand River Ave.), free from 6 pm through the weekend.

Free unmetered parking is available on streets surrounding the festival area, including the west side of Old Town (connected to the festival area by the Grand River bridge).

Adjacent businesses may offer lot parking for a fee – look for signs.


Bike to the Festival

Located along the scenic River Trail, bicycles are a great form of transportation to the Lansing JazzFest. Bike racks are available on East Céasar E. Chávez Ave. (formerly E. Grand River Ave.), Turner St., and around the corner north on Center St. Festival attendees are urged to lock their bikes securely to bike racks only, keeping their parked bikes out of designated walkways.

Don’t forget that state law requires a white headlight and red reflectors, visible to 600 feet, for after-dark bicycle riding. Festival staff strongly recommend wearing a helmet at all times and using a taillight.

JazzFest producer: Michigan Institute for Contemporary Art (MICA)

Sister festival: Michigan BluesFest 

Key partners:

Jazz history:

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Turnaround Lounge
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