Burlington, Vermont is a beautiful, small city located on the shores of Lake Champlain, in between the Adirondacks and the Green Mountains in the Champlain Valley. Countless outdoor activities, a top notch local food scene, and vibrant nightlife make this a vacation destination for visitors and a quality-of-life dream for residents.
Join us June 1-10, 2018 for the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival, a 10-day celebration of live music for all ages. With free live music on four stages in downtown Burlington, headlining shows at the historic Flynn Center for the Performing Arts and the Waterfront Tent, and nightly showcases in restaurants and venues all over the city, the festival brings this community to life with a 10-day-long party.
All festival tickets are sold through the FlynnTix Regional Box Office. To purchase in-person, visit:
153 Main Street
Special extended hours during the festival!
- Monday-Friday 10am-Show (close at 6pm if no performance–an extra hour!)
- Saturday, June 2: 11am-Show
- Sunday, June 3: 45 minutes prior to show
- Saturday, June 9: 11am-4pm + 45 minutes prior to each FlynnSpace show
- Sunday, June 10: 5:15-8pm
Order by phone at 802-86-FLYNN (802-863-5966)
Purchase tickets online anytime at flynntix.org.
For Waterfront Tent shows, tickets can be picked up in person at the Flynn box office before 2pm on the day of the show or on-site starting at 5pm.
Parking garages and lots are centrally located on South Winooski Avenue, St. Paul Street, Cherry Street, and Bank Street. Parking in the primary downtown zone is free after 10pm and on Sunday. The Corporate Parking Garage on St. Paul St. between College and Bank Streets has a $3 rate for people attending evening performances at the Flynn (just show your ticket). On Sundays it is free. Visit parkburlington.com for a map and more information on parking in Burlington.
Paid parking is available at the Hilton Hotel, on Battery Street, and at Main Street Landing, One Main Street.
Secure Bicycle Parking at the Waterfront Tent
Travel by bike and beat the traffic. Free and Secure Bike Parking, like a coat check for your bike, will be available at the Waterfront Park shows. Hand over your bike (helmet, extra bags, whatever) to one of our trained staff or volunteers, who will watch it closely while you are enjoying your event worry free. Just look for our signs near the main entrance.
Students (18 years and younger) receive $3 off MainStage and FlynnSpace performances.
AARP Members receive 15% off Preservation Hall Jazz Band on June 1st on the Flynn MainStage, and Rhiannon Giddens on June 10th, also on the Flynn MainStage. Proof of AARP membership is required.
Children 10 and under are admitted FREE to the Waterfront Tent shows.
Rush tickets available as part of the TeenTix program: $10 rush tickets to MainStage and FlynnSpace shows will be sold on the day of the show to those 13-19 years of age. Discount is only available in person at the box office window.
The Festival is a not-for-profit venture, produced by the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts in association with Burlington City Arts. Through the support of our local community, the Festival brings together young artists, local talent and jazz legends for 100+ free outdoor performances, meet-the artist sessions, professional and student bands on Church Street Marketplace, and incredible live shows at venues all over town.
Support from the community makes it all possible. Keep it free! Become a Friend of Discover Jazz today!
Please request accessibility services when ordering tickets. Relay calls are welcome at the FlynnTix Regional Box Office: contact the Vermont Relay Service by dialing 711 or calling 800-253-0191 TTY.
Accessible seating and personal curbside assistance is available at Flynn Center events. Accessible parking is available throughout downtown Burlington and all public garages. Accessible entrances, restrooms, and drop-off/pick-up areas are available at the Waterfront Tent and all Flynn Center events. FlynnSpace is accessible by elevator. For accessibility information at Club and Restaurants, please contact the venue directly.
Assistive listening devices are available free of charge at Flynn MainStage events.
Please contact 802-863-7992 with any additional accessibility service questions.
WATERFRONT TENT SHOWS
Waterfront Tent shows are the most anticipated events of the festival. The shows happen rain or shine, but don’t worry: the tent will keep you dry to dance the night away. We’ve got amazing local fare and bar and Lake Champlain Chocolates will help cool you off with some ice cream. CASH ONLY: There is an ATM on-site for convenience.
While most of the audience chooses to stand and dance, seating is provided on-site. If you have a specific accessibility request, let us know when ordering tickets or by calling the FlynnTix Regional Box Office at 802-863-5966.
NOT ALLOWED: Re-entry, BACKPACKS, chairs, blankets, open umbrellas, glass, outside food and beverages, alcohol, smoking, pets, weapons, drugs, fireworks and drones. We understand some other outdoor events are able to allow chairs, blankets, and umbrellas. Because this event uses a tent (to keep you dry in case of rain!), fire code regulations to not allow for those items. For safety reasons, no large bags or backpacks are allowed.
Free admission for kids under 10