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.

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 802-863-7992.

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.

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.

Afficionado $50-119

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

Messenger $120-249

  • Invitation to private receptions at jazz events throughout the year, including the official festival pre-party and a meet-and-greet with the 2019 Artist-in-Residence
  • Discounts to select shows including jazz shows at the Flynn year round
  • Chance to win Discover Jazz Festival Swag Bag**

Master $250-499

  • Two VIP Passes to a Waterfront Park show (including admission tickets)
  • 2018 Festival T-Shirt
  • 15% discount on JazzStore merchandise

Bandleader $500-999

  • Lake Champlain Chocolates gift box
  • Exclusive personalized ticketing service
  • Reserved seating at FlynnSpace events***

Composer $1000-2499

  • Two complimentary one-year Aficionado-level memberships to give to friends that are new to the Friends of Discover Jazz program
  • Choose a pair of tickets to one show from a selection of performances

VIP Experience $2500+

  • 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

*Must register by April 22, 2019

**Drawing for the Swag Bag will take place at the Discover Jazz offices prior to May 30, 2019. The winner will be contacted via email. Employees of the Flynn Center and Burlington City Arts are not eligible to win.

***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.