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FREE METRO TRANSIT RIDES to each day of the 2017 Twin Cities Jazz Festival. Click below to download your free bus / light rail pass:

* Metro Transit will be closing all downtown Minneapolis light rail stations except for the US Bank Stadium Station for scheduled maintenance June 22 – July 3. Buses will be available to shuttle people from the closed stations to the US Bank Stadium station. More info.

Twin Cities Jazz Festival 2017 Original Artwork by Greta Sandquist

Become a Friend to the Twin Cities Jazz Festival!

If you value this wonderful Festival, become a Friend to the Twin Cities Jazz Festival and ensure this unique and priceless celebration of Jazz and Community can be possible.   This is your jazz festival and only possible though your gift at any amount that works for you. Whether it’s $15, $50, $100 or more, every gift counts!

Drop a donation in our jazz fest donation boxes at the stages, stop by the Festival Info booth at Mears Park or, better yet, click here to donate now.

Thanks for making this great event a possibility in the Twin Cities for the last 18 Years!

Youth Jazz Scholarship Program

The Hiway Federal Credit Union Youth Jazz Scholarship awards two young jazz musicians ages 13 to 18 to attend a week long jazz workshop at The Twin Cities Jazz Workshop. For more information and to apply for this scholarship please visit

Festival T-Shirts and Posters will be available soon

Win a trip to the 2018 French Quarter Festival in New Orleans!

A Special Thanks

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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

About the Jazz Fest

The Twin Cities Jazz Festival is a free family-friendly event attracting over 40,000 people to the vibrant, joyful sounds of jazz. Festival events are held in and around beautiful Mears Park in the heart of downtown Saint Paul’s historic Lowertown neighborhood.

**Due to performer’s contracts, no recording devices are allowed during live performances.