We are looking forward to seeing you at Baltimore Jazz Fest! Here are some of the common questions we’ve been asked to help you plan your visit. If you still have any questions, please feel free to contact us!
What is your COVID-19 policy?
Per local, state, and federal guidelines, we highly encourage our performers and attendees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and to wear a mask when feasible, especially indoors. If you are testing positive for COVID-19 and/or experiencing symptoms, please do not attend. However, masks and proof of vaccination are not required for entrance.
What if it rains?
If it rains, the festivities will move into the Parish House at the same location.
Will there be seats available?
Not really – we have a handful of chairs available, but for the most part, it’s open space. Feel free to bring your folding chairs or blankets.
How about restrooms?
Porta-pots will be on site at the north end of the venue (opposite end from the stage). Wheelchair accessibility will be available.
Can I bring my own food and drink?
Yes, but we encourage you to support our fantastic food and drink vendors on site – prices will be reasonable, and choices plentiful, so make your life simple and leave it to us! There are also some great food choices on the neighboring blocks, so you can always pop out for a bite and come back in.
What is there to do besides the music?
We’ve got lots of activities planned, including juggling, stilt-walkers, hula hoops, and more, plus lots of vendors for browsing and shopping.
What about parking?
Parking is readily available in the neighborhood, including on the street and the lot at 32nd and Barclay (site of the Saturday farmers market). We have a very limited number of parking spots for disabled attendees on site – please drive to the north gate on Old York Road for guidance.
What about public transportation?
The Fest is located on Greenmount Ave between 30th and 31st Streets, and is easily accessible by bus routes 22 and 52, as well as the red and silver lines. You can also ride the Charm City Circulator to the BMA and walk a few block east.
Can I bring my pets?
No, official service animals only, please. We do love pets, but it’s not a huge space and we want to take everyone’s safety and comfort into consideration.
Are there any restrictions on cameras, phones, and other electronics?
You are welcome to use your phones, and we encourage you to socialize the event, let people know you are having a great time! Just be sure to follow any relevant copyright restrictions if you post your photos/videos, and please use the #baltimorejazzfest and/or #baltimorejazz tags to help us recognize your posts. As for cameras, if you’re taking pics at the Fest, we’d love to see them. Share them on our event page, or feel free to contact us to share. Audio recording is not advised due to copyright issues.
Where is the event?
Baltimore Jazz Fest is located on the grounds of St. John’s in the Village, at 3009 Greenmount avenue.
Where can I find more great jazz throughout the year?
Baltimore has a fantastic jazz scene, and you can find a calendar of events year round, plus news and info about the artists and venues in the area, at https://baltimorejazz.com
Will Jazz Fest be back in 2023?
We certainly hope so! Our ability to present this amazing event depends on you – on your attendance, and on your support. Please, come the Fest; tell your friends and share the info among your social networks; and if you are able, make a donation, small or large, to help ensure that Baltimore Jazz Fest is able to continue as an annual, free, family-friendly event!