Answers to the most common questions we receive


Are my tickets for Olympia Theater good for Bayfront Amphitheater and vice versa?

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.

Are there any fees on top of the listed ticket price?

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.

Do WDNA members receive a discount on tickets?

Sorry, no. Member discounts are only good for WDNA Jazz Gallery concerts.

What is your refund policy?

We are unable to offer any refunds on purchased tickets. All ticket sales are final.


Where & when do the concerts take place?

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 12p – 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.

Will there be restrooms available at all venues?

Yes. All venues will have restrooms within a short walking distance.

Will there be food and drinks available?

Yes. All venues will have food and beverages available from nearby venues, or from the venue itself.


What should I wear?

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.

What do I need to bring?

Be sure to bring proof of your purchased tickets and ID. Most vendors will accepts debit & credit cards, but we also recommend brining some cash if you’re interested in purchasing CDs or merchandise from artists.

What should I NOT bring?

Pets, outside food or drink, and flash photography are NOT allowed at The Olympia Theater, nor at Bayfront Park Amphitheater.

Downtown Miami

Where should I stay?

We recommend staying with one of our partner hotels. Festival goers receive a discounted rate at The Hilton Downtown Miami & at The East. More info here.

Whats the best way to get around?

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.

What is there to do in Downtown Miami?

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 at Le Chat Noir, or live music at Lagniappe Wine Bar & Wynwood Yard.

What’s the parking situation?

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.

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.

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The 2018 MIAMI DOWNTOWN JAZZ FESTIVAL features a Miami blend of sound - jazz, Latin jazz... with a touch of blues, funk, steel pan & salsa performed by outstanding artists from Miami and beyond. Don't miss out!