Friends of Discover Jazz



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.

The Festival was founded in 1984 with the goals of ensuring everyone in our community can access arts and culture; providing paying gigs for local musicians; stimulating the local economy; and, of course, celebrating jazz. These fundamental elements of our Festival are more important than ever as our city, state, country, and world recover from this unprecedented crisis.
Together we will reach the other side. There will be a time when we can safely gather to experience the healing power of the shared experience of live music. When that time comes, the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival will be there.

Support from the community makes it all possible. Fill in your information below to make your secure online donation. If you prefer to call our office with credit card information, please contact us directly at 802-863-5966.

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To give by mail, download the Become a Friend form and mail to Friends, Burlington Discover Jazz Festival, 156 College Street, Suite 302, Burlington, VT 05401.

Contribute to the Paul Brana Memorial fund here.

Contribute to The Jazz Club fund here.

Donations of any amount are appreciated. Below is information about the festival Friends of Discover Jazz program, which offers benefits starting at the $50 level. Of course, giving at any level comes with the benefit of knowing you support this incredible community event.

Friends Earn Benefits...

Each level includes all benefits from previous levels.

Aficionado $50+

  • EXCLUSIVE PRE-SALES: Opportunity to purchase tickets before they go on sale to the general public
  • Breaking email alerts on programming and festival updates

Messenger $120+

  • Invitation to exclusive events including private receptions at jazz events throughout the year
  • Friends-only rush ticket offers and discounts to select shows
  • Recognition in festival Program Guide*

Master $250+

  • Invitation to the official festival Launch Party
  • 2021 Festival T-Shirt
  • 15% discount on JazzStore merchandise

Bandleader $500+

  • Reserved seating at FlynnSpace events** (we’ll be back!)
  • Special access to tickets for sold out shows (subject to availability)
  • Lake Champlain Chocolates gift box
  • Exclusive personalized ticketing service

Composer $1,000+

  • Two VIP Passes to a Waterfront Park show (including admission tickets) (we will be back!)
  • Invitation to an exclusive event hosted by a festival artist
  • Complimentary one-year Aficionado-level membership to give to a friend that is new to the Friends of Discover Jazz program

Director $2,500+

  • VIP EXPERIENCE: Pair of tickets to EVERY festival event
  • VIP passes to BOTH Waterfront Tent shows
  • Recognition as Producer-level contributor in the Program Guide Friends listings

Producer $5,000+

  • Individual name recognition associated with a performance
  • Access to exclusive backstage meet and greet(s), subject to artist approval and availability
  • Customized services to meet your specific needs

*Must register by April 22, 2021

**Reserved seating does not include admission. Tickets must be purchased and are subject to availability. Become a member early as shows may sell out. Seat reservations must be requested at least 48 hours prior to performance.