Picture this...

A light breeze fills the air. An array of rainbow­-colored lights traces patterns on the stage. A saxophone solo erupts and the crowd roars. And there you are, front and center, a cold drink in your hand, soaking it all in. Because you are a true jazz enthusiast. You are a Jacksonville Jazz Festival VIP. New for 2017 - the earlier you snag your Jacksonville Jazz Festival VIP package, the more you'll save!

2017 Additions to make your experience even better:

  • Liquor Bars available in VIP at the Swingin' and Groovin' Stages ... the only place at Jazz Fest you can find a full liquor bar!
  • Drink Tokens included with your VIP purchase good for any alcoholic drink within VIP. Two drink tokens for single-day passes and eight drink tokens along with a souvenir cup for 3-day passes.
  • Sunglasses have been added to the included merchandise.


Up-­Front Exclusive Seating

VIP Experience

Sure you could lug a lawn chair and binoculars around with you all day. Or, you could kick your feet up and enjoy the show (all the shows!) front and center with plenty of legroom at the Swingin’ (Main Street), Groovin’ (Hemming Park) and Breezin’ (Landing) stages.

Reserved Parking

VIP Experience

There’s plenty of parking downtown but none of it is closer or more convenient than where you’ll be parking your jazz-­wagon! Why walk any farther than you have to when you could save your energy for dancing the night away, you party animal?

Beverages & Food

VIP Experience

Feeling a bit peckish? You don’t have to wander far when you’re at the Swingin’ and Groovin’ Stage VIP areas. Enjoy complimentary Coca-­Cola products, light snacks and tapas-­style small plates during selected times throughout the festival. Nosh away!

Climate-Controlled Restrooms

VIP Experience

Porta­-potties? Not for you, champ! Pristine, private toilets with actual running water and glorious air­-conditioning will make you forget the days of waiting in line, holding your nose and wishing you’d remembered the hand sanitizer. Comfort awaits!

Dedicated VIP Bars

VIP Experience

There’s little worse than waiting in line for drinks when the bands are playing and it seems everyone but you (and the 20 people in front of you) is dancing and having a great time. Don’t worry, you’re VIP, you don’t wait for drinks. You walk up to your VIP bar and you get yourself a drink.

Official Merchandise
VIP Experience

You didn’t think we’d send you home empty-handed, did you? Your VIP swag­pack scores you a limited edition bag, sunglasses, lapel pin and $5 coupon towards your purchase of $25 or more at the Jacksonville Jazz Festival Merchandise Store. Experience Jazz VIP’s also get the 2016 Jacksonville Jazz Festival poster signed by the artist and 25% off additional merchandise.

Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition Admission
VIP Experience
(Experience Jazz Package Only)

Witness live as the best of the best from across the country battle it out for all the glory. Your VIP pass guarantees you admission to this thirty year jazz fest tradition.

2017 VIP Package Pricing


3-Day Experience Jazz Package

Early Bird 1: $249

Early Bird 2: $269

Early Bird 3: $289

Standard Pricing: $339

Friday Discover Jazz Single-Day Package

Saturday Discover Jazz Single-Day Package

Early Bird: $119

Standard Pricing: $139

Last Chance Pricing: $199

Sunday Discover Jazz Single-Day Package

Early Bird: $119

Standard Pricing: $139

Last Chance Pricing: $199

For all order related questions, please contact the office of special events at or (904) 630-3690.