Your Guide to the 2020 Fest

Please note this information will be updated as soon as the lineup and new dates for our 2020 estival are announced. 

Quick Links to Documents to Download

Festival Venue Map

Shuttle Map

Club Pass & Headliner Schedule Grid

Free Show Schedule

Program Guide

Jazz Workshop Flier



All venues are handicapped accessible.  

Accessible portable bathrooms for those attending outdoor shows are located: 

The free Shuttle sponsored by Harris Beach PLLC, is wheelchair accessible, has WiFi. Shuttle Map
Individuals needing assistance may call the Festival office in advance at (585) 454-2060 or see a volunteer at venue entrances. Individuals being dropped off may pull up at the corner of Main St. and Gibbs. 


Distance from the airport to the festival is about 15 minutes. 
Greater Rochester International Airport Information


Courtesy of our presenting sponsor, M&T Bank, ATMs are located in several locations around the festival. See the map for exact locations. 


You may park your bike in racks located in the parking lot of the Rochester Regional Health Big Tent at the corner of Main and Chestnut.

Bikes are also for rent via Pace at multiple locations around downtown.  Here are the Pace bikeshare stations are in and around the Festival:

  • Euclid (near Parcel 5)
  • Elm and Clinton (near Parcel 5)
  • Main & Scio (adjacent to Hatch Recital Hall)
  • East Main & Franklin  - Liberty Pole Plaza (near Temple Bldg Theater)
  • East & Winthrop (near The Little Theatre)
  • East & Alexander
  • Chestnut & Court (near MLK Park)
  • Woodbury Blvd (near Geva Theatre Center)


  • Rochester’s East End can be directly accessed from several east side transit routes, including 31 Park, 33 Goodman, 38 East Main, 48 University and 57 East.  
  • The East End is a short walk from the RTS Transit Center, where all bus routes stop. Many routes run until midnight or 1AM, making an evening out without the hassle of parking an easy option.
  • Visit for more information and to download the Where’s My Bus? app for real-time bus arrival info on your smartphone from Google Play and the App Store.
There may be minor bus route detours due to festival-related street closures; check or call 585-288-1700 for details.


We offer a wide variety of food and beverages at the festival on:
• E. Main St. between Chestnut St. and Gibbs St.
• In and outside the Rochester Regional Health Big Tent
• East Ave. near Chestnut St. and Gibbs St. on Fridays and Saturdays
• Midtown Stage on Parcel 5 (Friday June 28 & Saturday June 29)
Food and beverages are also served at the following Club Pass venues.
• Geva Theatre
• Max of Eastman Place
• Wilder Room
• Outside Rochester Regional Health Big Tent
There are also many restaurants in the festival area.
See the list of food and drink options here.


Provided by Rochester Regional Health. Located outside the Merchandise Tent on Jazz Street near East Main St. 



Official hotel, Hyatt Regency Rochester, 125 East Main Street, Rochester, 585-546-1234

Other Hotels Close to the Festival


DURING THE FESTIVAL: Please go to the Ticket Office at the corner of 100 East Ave.  Open 10 AM - 11 PM daily during the festival. Write your name and cell number on your Club Pass so that you can be notified if lost. 


Get official posters, apparel, portable seats, and other great gear are available in the Merchandise Tent on Jazz Street (Gibbs St.) during the festival. Limited items also available online. Open 4:00-11: 00 PM daily.


RIJF is held in downtown Rochester, NY in the East End Cultural and Entertainment District. All venues are within walking distance of each other so park once and walk to everything.

The Festival does NOT operate any parking but there are many surface lots and ramp parking garages conveniently located near festival venues. Fees vary. 

Please note, many side streets will be closed. 

Please read the signs and make sure that parking is allowed wherever you are parking. Many lots are private for the use of their patrons only, so cars will be towed. The Festival cannot take any responsibility for people who park illegally.


The use of cameras (still, video, cell phones) and recording devices are strictly prohibited at all indoor concerts at RIJF. Photography is permitted only by credentialed photographers in designated areas. Concertgoers are asked to please abide by these guidelines out of respect for the artists and others in the audience.  Anyone not abiding by these rules will be asked to leave the venue. 


Restrooms are located inside every venue. There are also portable bathrooms outside of the Rochester Regional Health Big Tent, the alley adjacent to Kilbourn Hall, along with the Avangrid/RG&E Barclay Damon Fusion Tent, and on Chestnut Street during the Friday and Saturday concerts. 


Look for our free Shuttle bus sponsored by Harris Beach PLLC, that is accessible and accommodates two wheelchairs. It will circulate all 9 days of the fest from 3PM–Midnight stopping near key festival venues. Look for the shuttle stop signs. The route loop takes approximately 30 minutes. The Shuttle does stop if traffic allows to pick up and drop off riders along the route.
Shuttle Stops:
  • Hyatt Regency Rochester on East Main St. 
  • Geva Theatre Center on Woodbury Blvd. 
  • M&T Pavilion (Parcel 5) on East Main St. 
  • Temple Building Theater on Liberty Pole 
  • Lutheran Church on North Chestnut St. 
  • Christ Church on Scio St. 


Gibbs St. (From East Ave to E. Main)
Friday, June 14 (7 AM) to Monday, July 1 (Midnight)
Chestnut (From East Main to East Ave)
Friday, June 21 (6 AM) to Saturday, June 22 (2 AM)
Chestnut (From East Main to Broad)
Friday, June 21 to Saturday, June 29 (5 PM-Midnight)
East Ave. (From East Main to Scio) and Chestnut (From Broad to East Ave)
Friday, June 21 (5 PM-Midnight)
Saturday, June 22 (5 PM-Midnight)
Main St.  (from Gibbs to Chestnut-not to include Gibbs or Chestnut)
Friday, June 21 to Saturday, June 29 (5 PM-Midnight)
Elm (Clinton to Atlas)
Friday, June 28 (7 AM) to Saturday, June 29 (2 AM)
Cortland (ELM to E. Main), Andrew Langston Way (Elm to E. Main), Elm (Clinton to Chestnut), Atlas (Euclid to Elm), and Euclid (Chestnut to Andrew Langston Way)
Friday, June 28 (3 PM-Midnight)
Saturday, June 29 (3 PM-Midnight)


  • Headliner show and Club Pass tickets if still available – purchase online at, or visit the Jazz Fest Ticket Shop at 100 East Ave open now through June 22 from 10PM–5PM and daily during the fest June 22 - June 30  from 10AM–11PM. 
  • Club Shows – enter with the Club Pass or $30/$35 cash only at the door. First-come, first-served for everyone, no reserved seating, no advance sales. Redeem your Club Pass ticket before you attend any shows at Ticket Shop as soon as it is open in June and during the festival or in the Merchandise Tent during the festival. Tickets cannot be redeemed at venues. See tickets for more info.
  • Free Shows – no tickets required, all shows rain or shine.
  • Ticket Shop - located at 100 East Ave Hours before the festival: Dates and times to be announced. Hours during the festival:  open June 22 - June 30 from 10am-11pm. 


 For information on things to do during the day while you are in Rochester see 


  • For free shows, you can bring lawn/stadium chairs
  • Your tickets and Club Pass! (Please write your cell number on your pass.)


  • Pets, Coolers, and Food