Our Downtown Jazz Festival will be a ticketed event this year. COVID guidelines require all outdoor events to be ticketed for contact-tracing and self-screening purposes.
Our 2021 Jazz Festival will also be a paid event this year, both because we are just beginning to emerge from the financial challenges of the pandemic, including 15 months without our usual sources of revenue being available to us, and because current capacity restrictions are only permitting us to accommodate a maximum of 120 patrons, rather than the pre-pandemic audiences of 300 – 400 that we typically see for these performances. We have deliberately kept the ticket prices nominal. We will be creating a very intimate – while physically-distanced! – environment, which will not be visible from the street and together with the BDBA we will be offering prize draws to patrons, and local restaurants will also be selling special meals onsite.
It’s going to be a very special event, and an exciting, and long-overdue return to live entertainment in downtown Burlington!