Festival Info

Where does the Michigan Jazz Festival take place?

The Michigan Jazz Festival occurs on the campus of Schoolcraft College in Livonia, on Haggerty Rd. between Six and Seven Mile Roads. Six stages are located in the air-conditioned comfort of Schoolcraft’s VisTaTech Center. The seventh stage is in our large tent immediately adjacent to VisTaTech. For a map and directions, click here.

What are the Festival dates and hours?

The festival occurs annually on the third Sunday of July.
The 2024 Michigan Jazz Festival begins at noon on Sunday, July 21.

How do I get tickets?

Admission to the Michigan Jazz Festival is free!

Where can I park?

Schoolcraft College has ample, free parking on premises. The North (N) parking lot provides the closest proximity to the Vistatech Center.

Where can I go for food and drink?

Schoolcraft’s outstanding Culinary Program provides a wide variety of lunch and dinner fare. Beer and wine are available as well, which must be consumed within Vistatech. Schoolcraft’s award-winning craft beers are available throughout Vistatech.

Is the Festival accessible to people with disabilities?

The Michigan Jazz Festival strives to make the site completely accessible. For more information about festival attendance for people with disabilities, call us at 734-462-4403

Can my organization promote itself at the Festival?

The Michigan Jazz Festival provides 4’x8′ tables for jazz-related nonprofits. Tables for jazz-related for-profit organizations are provided in exchange for purchasing an ad in the Festival program booklet. Call us at 734-462-4403 for more information. Of course, Festival performers are always welcome to sell their merchandise in the “Jazz Walk.”

The Board of Directors of the Michigan Jazz Festival collaboratively chooses the lineup each year from the wealth of jazz talent in the state. 

Application to the 2024 Michigan Jazz Festival will be available on this website from February 1 to March 1, 2024. Applicants should be prepared to submit a YouTube video of the band with which you will be performing.

The Michigan Jazz Festival is a “501(c)3” non-profit and relies on the generosity of jazz-lovers like you to keep the music free. Donations are accepted at the entrance to the Festival. Donate online, or write to us at info@michiganjazzfestival.org . And be sure to attend our annual fundraising events every spring.

Support the 2024 Michigan Jazz Festival, and your business, with an ad in the MJF Program.
If you’ve seen the beautiful program booklets each year at our festivals (see below), you know that many local businesses and musicians use it as an avenue to market themselves. Consider supporting the 28th annual Michigan Jazz Festival with a full-color ad marketing yourself! Advertising is reasonable – a business card ad $150, quarter page $250, half page $500 and a full page $1,000. Please contact Sally Bolle at 248-909-8668 or sallybolle@comcast.net if you’re interested.

2023 Sponsors

Since 1999, Schoolcraft College has hosted the Michigan Jazz Festival and has been a principal sponsor.

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The Michigan Jazz Festival is most pleased to acknowledge partial, nonprofit grant assistance from the Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs and the Livonia Community Foundation toward our 28th annual Jazz Festival and our MJF 2022–23 Educational Initiatives.

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Past Programs

Programs from 1996—2023