Thursday to Saturday
April 26 to 28, 2018
Bayfront Park Amphitheater
No. Tickets for Olympia Theater performances (Fri 4/27) are only good for that venue. Tickets for Bayfront Amphitheater performances (Sat 4/28) are only good for that venue. Tickets for each venue must be purchased separately.
Yes, each ticket outlet – Olympia Theater & Bayfront Amphitheater (Ticketmaster/LiveNation) – has their respective fees. You can see the fees for ticket when you go through the ticketing process, and before purchasing.
Sorry, no. Member discounts are only good for WDNA Jazz Gallery concerts.
No, you do not need a ticket. Just show up and enjoy!
We are unable to offer any refunds on purchased tickets. All ticket sales are final. Rain or shine.
Thursday 4/26 – performances are from 12pm – 6pm at Stephen P. Clark Government Center – 111 NW 1st St, Miami, FL 33128.
Friday 4/27 – performances are from 6p – 10p at The Olympia Theater – 174 E Flagler St, Miami, FL 33131.
Saturday 4/28 performances take place 11am – 5p at Bayside Marina Stage – 401 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 AND 6pm – 11pm at Bayfront Park Amphitheater – 301 North Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33132.
Yes. All venues will have restrooms within a short walking distance.
Yes. All venues will have food and beverages available from nearby venues, or from the venue itself.
Dress comfortably for outdoor concerts. It’s normally sunny and warm during the day and cool and breezy at night. The only indoor venue is The Olympia Theater. It’s a very elegant, historic venue, so you may want to dress up a little, but again, be comfortable. The air conditioning at The Olympia can be a little chilly. We recommend having a sweater.
Be sure to bring proof of your purchased tickets and ID. Most vendors will accepts debit & credit cards, but we also recommend bringing some cash if you’re interested in purchasing CDs or merchandise from artists.
Pets, outside food or drink, and flash photography are NOT allowed at The Olympia Theater, nor at Bayfront Park Amphitheater.
We recommend staying with our partner hotel the Hilton Miami Downtown, 1601 Biscayne Blvd. Call them for a special Miami Downtown Jazz Festival discount 305.374.0000. More info here.
If you plan on staying in the immediate downtown Miami and surrounding areas – Design District, Brickell, Wynwood – you can use the free Trolley system, the free Metro Mover, as well as CitiBike, Uber, Lyft.
You can also use the MetroRail to explore parts of Miami near the train line. If you plane on adventuring further from the train line, we recommend having a car. Be ready to exercise patience in Miami traffic.
In addition to MDJF, be sure to check out Perez Art Museum Miami & the Frost Science Museum in Museum Park. Learn more about Miami at the History Miami museum and the Freedom Tower. Take the walking path along Biscayne Bay from downtown into Brickell. Catch late night live Jazz Friday and Saturday at the 1601 Lounge at the Hilton Miami Downtown as part of the Festival.
If you plan to rent a car, or bring your own, you will need to pay for street parking or parking in city lots and private parking lots. Bayside Marketplace has plenty of parking for that venue.
You may find it helpful to download the PayByPhone parking app in advance to make street parking easy.
Most hotels will also have a parking fee.