FAQS

The Festival is free for everyone!

The Lewiston Jazz Festival needs your support!!  This FREE festival costs over $150,000 to host.  We rely exclusively on sponsorship revenues and contributions from people like you who love to come and enjoy two days of free entertainment!!  We welcome contributions of any amount.  Send your tax deductible contribution to Lewiston Jazz Festival, PO Box 1522 Lewiston, New York 14092 or suppport us securely on-line!


A: The Jazz Festival attracted an estimated 35,000 attendees, and we expect even more will attend this year!


A: Parking is available (weather permitting) at Academy Park for $5 per car, manned by the Boy Scouts Troop 855, just a short walk from the Festival Grounds. Handicap Permitted vehicles will park free at Academy Park. Free parking will also be available at Artpark's lower level parking lot, just 3 blocks from the festival. Limited parking is available on side streets, however you must follow the NO PARKING signs or your vehicle will be towed.


A: There are limited handicap spaces available on North Fourth Street between Ridge and Center Streets and in the parking lot behind Northwest Bank at 5th Street and Center Street. 


A: Continuous jazz will be performed throughout the weekend by over 150 musicians in 30 bands. A full schedule is available here!


A: The official Northwest Jazz Festival music venues are all outdoors on the Festival footprint. Local restaurants and pubs will feature music in their establishments after hours.


A: The Festival will be held, rain or shine! 


A: Yes, but seating is limited. Secure your mainstage seat by purchasing a ticket for our headliner performances - those tickets are available now on the event pages and will be available at the INFO tent during the day, and side of stage one hour prior to the Headliner performances! Guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs however carry ins / coolers are not allowed. Please patronize our vendors to ensure the festival remains free.


A: There will be a jewelry show and culinary samplings by our regions best restaurants. Many of our village shops are also open for the weekend! For more information, click here.


A: For a list of area restaurants, click here.  A variety of food vendors will also be on Center Street . Visit our Vendor Page Here. No Coolers or Carry-Ins allowed.  



A: There are many boutique shops located right on Festival grounds, along Center Street. For a list of shopping places in the River Region, click here.