Below are answers to some of the most common questions we've been hearing. Please ask if you have other questions!
Why are you doing this, and why is it free?
Since its inception in 2004, the Baltimore Jazz Alliance has always focused on raising the awareness of jazz in Baltimore. What better way than to showcase 50 our Baltimore musicians at an all-day Fest with free admission?
Where exactly in the park will the festival be located?
The festival takes place at the west end the reservoir in Druid Hill Park, where Swann Drive enters from Druid Park Lake Drive.Click here for a map.
What if the weather turns bad?
It wouldn’t dare! The concert is rain or shine unless there are dangerous conditions or torrential downpours. In the event of a cancellation, we’ll post the information on www.baltimorejazz.com and this website, baltimorejazzfest.com
Where can I park?
Parking for the Baltimore Jazz Fest is free. Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks (BCRP) will be guiding festival attendees to designated parking areas throughout the park. There are several places reserved for those with disability tags, and if you need special help, be sure to let the parking staff know so they can get you into the fest with as little effort as possible.
What about public transportation?
The Mondawmin Metro stop is just a few blocks from the the festival, as are stops for the 1, 5, 7, 21, 22, 51, 52, 53, 54, and 97 bus lines.
Will there be chairs?
Sorry, no chairs will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own chairs or blankets.
What can I bring into the festival?
Many food and drink options will be provided, and we hope you will support our vendors by buying your food and drink on site - but, you are welcome to bring your own. Coolers are fine, but grilling is not allowed. Chairs and blankets are welcome, but we just ask that you share the space with your neighbors and try not to spread out too much. Of course, no radios or other music players with speakers - we've got all the music you need!
What will you have to eat and drink?
We’ve got most of our vendors lined up including HarborQue (serving pulled pork, brisket, and pit beef), Ethel’s Creole Kitchen, Thai food, pizza, nuts, gourmet coffee and teas, local beer from Union Craft Brewing, and wine from Lone Birch Vineyards.
How can I find about more jazz in Baltimore throughout the year?