top of page

  • Thursday August 31 Festival KICK-OFF, Happy Hour, Sponsors' Reception, Open to the public  

  • All performances are indoors. 

  • Food Trucks located outdoors on Canton and Akard Streets (in front of both performance venues)

  • Private Silver Lounge (TBAAL venue) Room T312-313. Silver wristband required to enter.

  • Exclusive Gold Sponsor's Lounge (TBAAL venue) T314. Gold or Red wristband required to enter. 

  • ​​TBAAL Eva Jesse Giftshop (10% discount for TBAAL members. Must show current membership card) Jazz Festival T-shirts and other TBAAL items sold here!

  • Sponsors, Arena-Floor Reserved Table Holders, and Star Patrons enter through Exit 16 on Akard Street.

  • Take a self-guided tour in the TBAAL GALLERY and see the "Purlie Victorious" Bench that was on Broadway in 1960.

    • Celebrity garments: Sarah Vaughn, Millie Jackson, Albertina Walker, Erykah Badu, Dionne Warrick, Irma P. Hall, etc. ​

  • Festival Cash Bar locations:

    • KBH Convention Center Arena upper and lower concourse​s

    • TBAAL main lobby

  • SOCIAL MEDIA LOUNGE, TBAAL venue room T-203. 

  • Festival goers have two “Will-Call” ticket pick-up locations:

    • KBH Convention Center Arena entrance on Akard Street

    • TBAAL entrance​ on Canton Street

  • Festival Box office hours:

    • Friday, 10am - 9pm​

    • Saturday, 11am - 9pm

    • Sunday, 11am - 9pm

  • Parking: unfortunately, there is no complimentary parking for festival attendees. Private parking lots are near, or reasonably-priced parking generally ranging from $10 - $15. We encourage festival attendees to use Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) or ride share (Uber, Lyft, Taxi).

  • Hotel 'after parties' are FREE to the public! (See festival lineup for details.)​​

  • Festival Souvenir program books are limited. (Cost is $2 each)

  • Please stop by TBAAL Membership table for complimentary Season 47 brochure when renewing/purchasing your TBAAL membership. Membership supports TBAAL's programs and operations.




























© 2023 by Riverfront Jazz Festival. Powered by The Black Academy of Arts and Letters.

The Black Academy of Arts and Letters (TBAAL) does not control resale or other third party ticket outlets and we are not affiliated with any other third party ticket distributor(s). Official tickets for TBAAL programs/events: and 214.743.2400.

Good things to know about 2023 TBAAL Riverfront Jazz Festival!

Things to know

bottom of page