Jacksonville Jazz Festival  2023 - Premium Experience Packages

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Jacksonville Jazz Festival 2023 - Premium Experience Packages

Enjoy an elevated experience at the Jacksonville Jazz Festival as music lovers come together for a festival like no other!

When and where

Location

Riverfront Plaza, Downtown Jacksonville 2 Independent Drive Jacksonville, FL 32202

Map and directions

How to get there

Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

  • 3 days 3 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

For more than 40 years, the Jacksonville Jazz Festival has brought music lovers together to enjoy an incredible weekend of food, drinks, community and of course music! What started from humble beginnings has grown into one of the largest and most beloved Jazz Festivals in the country. Known for our distinguished lineups, magnificent riverfront stages and our one-of-a-kind premium experiences, there is no better way for you to experience the Festival! The 2023 Jacksonville Jazz Festival will have two amazing stages for you to groove at daily.

2023 Festival Location and Times:

Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition presented by Keyboard Connection - The Piano Place:

Thursday, May 25: 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. at the Florida Theatre

Swingin’ Stage – Riverfront Plaza & Groovin’ Stage – Ford on Bay:

Friday, May 26: 4 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Saturday, May 27: 4 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Sunday, May 28: 4 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

VIP AND PREFERRED EXPERIENCES

VIP EXPERIENCE

VIP Wristband Enhancements

This year we continue to make your experience even better with our VIP wristband, loaded with all your VIP perks. Entry is made even faster by scanning your wristband at the entry tent to validate your access to the lounge. $150 in food and beverage credits will be loaded on each wristband for the Full Festival VIP Experience, and $30 in credits will be loaded on each Single-Day VIP Festival Experience wristband. Spend it how you want on all-new for 2023 food and beverage options within both VIP areas! Having more fun than your wristband can handle? Credit card payments are accepted in addition to the pre-loaded credits, no need to reload your wristband!

Up-Front Seating

Sure, you could lug a lawn chair and binoculars around with you all day, or you could kick up your feet and enjoy all the shows front and center from a padded chair with plenty of legroom at the two 2023 Jacksonville Jazz Festival stages!

Exclusive Food Experience - ALL NEW CUISINE FOR 2023

All new food options for 2023! Enjoy a wide variety of à la carte options to indulge in all weekend long. Feeling hungry from all that groovin’? You don’t have to wander far when you’re at either of the two VIP areas. Purchases can be made with your VIP credits that are loaded right on your wristband! $150 in food and beverage credits will be loaded on each wristband for the Full Festival VIP Experience, and $30 in credits will be loaded on each Single-Day VIP Festival Experience wristband. Having more fun than your wristband can handle? Credit card payments are accepted in addition to the pre-loaded credits, no need to reload your wristband!

Dedicated VIP Bars with Beer, Wine, and Spirits

You’re a VIP, you don’t wait for drinks! In VIP, walk up to your dedicated bar and get yourself a beer, wine or spirit! Who knew life could be so good? Enjoy complimentary water, or snag alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks at the VIP bar. $150 in food and beverage credits will be loaded on each wristband for the Full Festival VIP Experience, and $30 in credits will be loaded on each Single-Day VIP Festival Experience wristband. Having more fun than your wristband can handle? Credit card payments are accepted in addition to the pre-loaded credits, no need to reload your wristband!

VIP Lounge

Relax in the air-conditioned VIP-only lounge when you aren’t seeing your jazz favorites. High-top tables, lounge chairs, TVs airing the festival, and more!

Climate-Controlled Restrooms

Enjoy exclusive, private restrooms with running water and glorious air-conditioning just steps away from where you will be groovin’!

Official Merchandise

You didn’t think we’d send you home empty-handed, did you? Your VIP swag pack scores you a Jacksonville Jazz Festival drawstring bag, a limited-edition lapel pin, branded cooling towel, and a $5 coupon towards your purchase of $25 or more at the Jacksonville Jazz Festival Merch location. We are sorry, but pre-loaded wristbands can't be used on merchandise purchases.

Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition presented by Keyboard Connection - The Piano Place Admission (VIP Full Festival Experience Package Only)

Witness the best of the best from across the country battle it out for all the glory. Your Full Festival VIP Experience package guarantees you a VIP seat to this jazz fest tradition on May 25, 2023, at the Florida Theatre.

Reserved Parking

There’s plenty of parking downtown, but none of it is more convenient than where you’ll be parking your jazz-wagon! Why walk any further than you must when you could save your energy for dancing the night away, you party animal?

2023 VIP Experience Pricing:

Full Festival VIP Experience:

Full Festival Experience package pricing increases as quantities become limited and price levels sell out. Each full festival package pricing level includes the same items, the earlier you purchase, the more you save!

Starting at tier 1 pricing for $399

Pricing will increase to tier 2 pricing at $499 once tier 1 pricing sells out and will continue from there to additional levels.

Single-Day VIP Festival Experience:

Single-Day VIP Experience packages do not include discounts for purchasing early – but don’t wait because they will sell out before the festival!

Friday - Single-Day VIP Festival Experience: $199

Saturday - Single-Day VIP Festival Experience: $199

Sunday - Single-Day VIP Festival Experience: $199

Additional taxes and fees are added to all purchases at checkout.

PREFERRED SEATING

Skip lugging around your own chair, looking around for a great place to sit, standing in long lines for a cold beverage, and no air-conditioned restrooms. Preferred seating includes it all: a dedicated padded seat that is close to both of the stages, an exclusive bar that’s for preferred seating guests only, and private restrooms with running water and glorious air-conditioning. Please note, this is a separate area from the VIP experience and not an upgrade to the VIP experience.

2023 Pricing:

Friday - Preferred Seating at BOTH Stages: $89

Saturday – Preferred Seating at BOTH Stages: $89

Sunday – Preferred Seating at BOTH Stages: $89

Additional taxes and fees are added to all purchases at checkout.

ORDERS FOR PREMIUM EXPERIENCE PACKAGES WILL BEGIN PROCESSING FOR SHIPMENT AND PICKUP IN APRIL.

Orders placed on or before May 1, 2023, will have the option to be shipped or picked up from the City of Jacksonville Division of Sports & Entertainment.

Orders placed on or after 5PM on May 12, 2023, must be picked up.

Pick-up information will be sent to the email on file once the order is ready. Please do not visit the Division of Sports & Entertainment office prior to receiving confirmation that your order is ready.

FAQ's for Premium Experience Packages:

  • What is the difference between a VIP Experience Package and Preferred Seating? While both options are great, the VIP experience includes enhancements above and beyond the preferred seating experience. Check out the information above on the two experience options to choose the one that fits your style best!

  • What is the refund policy? ALL SALES ARE FINAL, there are no refunds permitted. The festival is a rain or shine event. In the event the entire event is canceled, refund information will be sent to attendees. All festival performers are subject to change or cancellation at any time without warning. If changes or cancellations occur with performers, refunds will not be issued.
  • Why can’t I ship multiple Premium Experience packages to multiple addresses? For security purposes, we have transitioned to shipping all tickets to one address submitted during your purchase. This will prevent orders from being separated in the mail and arriving at different times. If you would like to ship to multiple addresses, please order tickets separately.

  • I thought the festival was free? It is and no ticket or purchase is required! These options are available for those who want a bit of an upgrade.

  • Are children free? Premium Experience areas are open to all ages, but everyone of all ages MUST HAVE a pre-purchased wristband to enter. There are no discounts for minors.

  • What if I don't use all my food and beverage credit? For the 2023 festival, we have upgraded the food options for you to spend your credits on. Any unused credits will expire at the end of the date on which your wristband is valid.

  • Can I change which day I purchased my single-day pass for? Unfortunately, we will not be able to change or transfer your purchase to a different day.

  • I can no longer attend the Jacksonville Jazz Festival, how do I resale or transfer my premium experience packages? The City of Jacksonville does not facilitate the reselling of any Premium Experience packages for the Jacksonville Jazz Festival. Once tickets are purchased, it is the responsibility of the seller and the buyer to facilitate the transfer of Premium Experience packages.

  • I only purchased a Premium Experience Package to see a specific performer. Can I have a refund if they cancel? All festival performers are subject to change or cancelation at any time without notice. No refund will be issued if a festival performer is changed or canceled.
  • I still have more questions, can you help?! If you have any questions regarding the 2023 Jacksonville Jazz Festival premium experiences, please email us at events@coj.net.