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Are you ready!? We have chairs, cold beverages, air-conditioned lounges and restrooms, plus all the fun ready for you! If you have any questions, visit the VIP information booth located at both VIP lounges.

NOTICE: There will be brief bag checks at the festival entry points. Be sure to check out the map for entry locations and review our list of prohibited items in the FAQ tab!


Need to know who is performing when and where? See the full list of performers here!



Main Dishes • $12.00

  • Loaded Nachos with Flank Steak or Pulled Chicken
  • Hamburger, Cheeseburger or Veggie Burger
  • Grilled Chicken Sandwiches
  • Flatbread Pizza: White Pizza or Buffalo Chicken
  • Southern Style Shrimp & Grits
  • Classic Chicken Wings, 5pc.


Entree Salads • $12.00

  • Caesar Salad with Chicken
  • Fajita Salad with Flank Steak or Pulled Chicken

Side Dishes • $5.00

  • Hummus with Pita Chips
  • French Fries
  • Chips and Queso or Guacamole
  • Side Salad
  • Assorted Bagged Chips
  • Fresh Fruit Cup


Dessert • $6.00

  • Fresh Baked Cookies
  • Assorted Dessert Bars
  • Selection of Homemade Gelato


Groovin’ is more fun with an ice cold beverage in your hand! Visit the bar at both stages to quench your thirst and try the new Manifest Standard or Frozen drinks! All VIP bars accept pre-loaded VIP wristbands, credit/debit cards and new this year,  tap-to-pay! No shots or drinks on the rocks, but you still rock!


Available brands: Manifest Vodka, Tanqueray, Don Q, Maker’s Mark, Crown Royal, Hennessy, D’USSÉ & Jose Cuervo

Water: Complimentary within VIP areas at both stages

Soda: $5

Beer: $10

Wine (Can Only): $10

Bucket of 4 Mix and Match any Beer or Wine: $35

Mixed Drinks

  • Single: $20
  • Double: $24

Frozen Drinks

  • Cup: $15
  • Yard: $17
  • Yard Refill: $15
  • Rum or Tequila Topper: $6

Alcoholic Beverages Rules and Regulations: Must be 21 or older to consume alcohol, please drink responsibly. Sharing of drinks is not permitted, only one drink at a time may be ordered. There is a 10-minute wait time between ordering drinks. Bartenders reserve the right to refuse service for any reason.


Shop the official 2023 Jacksonville Jazz Store online and pick up your items at the Festival! The Official Jax Jazz Fest store is located in front of Jax Chamber and will operate during festival hours. Branded cooling towels, lawn chairs, t-shirts, magnets and more are available!

The legal jargon, but still important!

Seating is first-come, first available, and is not assigned. Unused credits on a VIP package wristband, are non-refundable and non-transferrable. Full festival experience credits expire at the end of the festival, Sunday, May 28 at 10 p.m. And single day festival experience credits are only valid during festival hours for the day corresponding with the single-day VIP wristband. Items purchased with credits are non-refundable. Credits can only be used within the designated festival VIP areas at the swingin’ and groovin’ stages. Credits are not valid at the Jacksonville jazz piano competition, merchandise locations, marketplace vendors or food vending locations outside of VIP, sponsors, or any other activations or point of sale locations. Credits are the responsibility of the purchaser and the city of Jacksonville and the Jacksonville jazz festival are in no way responsible for lost or stolen credits. Smoking and personal coolers are prohibited within all premium experience areas.

Preferred Seating Experience

Skip lugging around your own chair, looking around for a great place to sit, standing in long lines for a cold beverage, and no air-conditioned restrooms. All-new preferred seating includes it all: a dedicated padded seat that is close to both of the stages, an exclusive bar that’s for preferred seating guests only, and private restrooms with running water and glorious air-conditioning.