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  • Thursday, August 29 Festival KICK-OFF, Happy Hour, Sponsors' Reception, open to the public  

  • All three stages and all performances are INDOORS

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

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

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

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

  • Jazz Festival Sponsors & Arena-Floor Table Reservation holders have a special entrance at 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, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, etc. ​

  • Festival Cash Bar locations:

    • KBH Convention Center Arena upper and lower concourse​s

    • TBAAL main lobby

    • Liquor license restrictions prohibit consumption of alcoholic beverages beyond designated points. Click here for details. 

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

  • Festival 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 nearby, and reasonably priced parking range from $10 - $25. 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 Lineup page for details)​​

  • Jazz Festival Souvenir program books are limited

  • Please stop by TBAAL Membership table for complimentary Season 48 brochure when renewing/purchasing your TBAAL membership. Remember, your annual Membership supports TBAAL's programs and operations.
























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