Friends of Discover Jazz



The Festival is a not-for-profit venture as a program of the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts in association with Burlington City Arts. Through the support of our local community, 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.

Each year, the Festival boasts bringing over 100 hours of free live music to this community. With your help, we will do it again in 2021. Become a Friend of Discover Jazz today to help us reach that goal.

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.

To give by mail, download the Become a Friend form and mail to Friends, Burlington Discover Jazz Festival, 153 Main Street, Burlington, VT 05401.

Other ways to support the Festival:

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+

  • Exclusive digital content featuring local artists as well as the history of jazz in Vermont
  • Friends-only rush ticket offers and discounts to select shows

Master $250+

  • 2021 Festival swag bag

Bandleader $500+

  • Reserved seating at ticketed events**
  • 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)
  • Invitation to an exclusive online 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
  • Pair of VIP passes to all Waterfront Tent shows
  • Recognition as Producer-level contributor in the Program Guide Friends listings

Producer $5,000+

  • Individual name recognition associated with a performance of your choice
  • Behind the scenes access to festival venues, subject to artist approval, availability, and COVID restrictions
  • Customized services to meet your specific needs


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