What is the first step to getting on a stage at the Jacksonville Jazz Festival? Applying online! The Jacksonville Jazz Festival is not currently accepting applications. The application deadline for the 2019 festival was Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018. Notifications of acceptance will be sent out March 2019.
Please know that although we love the enthusiasm; phone, email, snail mail, and pigeon carrier submissions will not be accepted. All applications must be submitted online during the application period.
Festival organizers reserve the exclusive right to festival design and lineup, including performer selection and scheduling. We receive hundreds of applications each year for a limited number of performer opportunities. In an effort to keep the event fresh and exciting, the Festival typically does not book performers for consecutive years. Applications for performers booked on the 2018 Jacksonville Jazz Festival will receive the lowest consideration for the 2019 festival.