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Applications for the 2023 Charles River Jazz Festival are closed. Thank you for your interest in joining us and hope to see you next year!

Why should you participate?

  • You will have the opportunity to engage with the community, generate revenue and promote your products/services.

  • You will have access to a diverse crowd of 5,000+ attendees from the New England area.

  • You and your business will become apart of a tradition that champions local businesses and celebrates music and the diversity of the Boston Jazz community.

  • Festival marketing, promotion and social media support.

2023 Rates


Small Business: $100

Large Business: $200

DEADLINE: June 16, 2023

Small Business​: Up to 5 years in operation; Up to 10 employees; Annual revenue up to $250k

Large Business: More than 5 years in operation; 10-50 employees; Annual revenue between $250k - $5M​

Vendor Inclusions:

  • 10x10ft area/space

  • The space does not include tents, tables or chairs.

  • No electricity will be provided.


All applications must be received on or before June 16, 2023. For more information or if you have questions, please email us at

All vendor applications will be reviewed and vetted before vendors are selected and finalized.



Charles River Jazz Festival will determine and assign the location of vendors on festival grounds. Special request will not be considered, unless for health related reasons.


Vendors are required to bring their own tents. Vendors are allowed one (1) 10x10 tent, two (2) 6-8 foot tables, and three (3) folding chairs. 


The Charles River Jazz Festival is an outdoor music festival and will proceed rain or shine. By applying for this event vendors accept all risk associated with adverse weather conditions. 


  • To receive a full refund, vendors are required to email and cancel before noon (12:00 PM) on Friday June 30, 2023

  • No refunds will be issued after the deadline of June 30, 2023.

  • If the event is cancelled by force majeure, vendors may be given a credit to the next year's festival or receive a partial refund of 75% of their original payment.


Accepted applicants will be asked to submit up to three (3) images of their work and a link to either a social media page or website for advertising purposes. Images can be sent in jpg, jpeg, or png format upon request. Square images are preferred though not required. 


The Charles River Jazz Festival producers, man­agers and pro­mot­ers reserve the right to restrict or terminate any vendor’s activ­ity or remove any prod­uct, which, in their opin­ion, is objec­tion­able or inap­pro­pri­ate or is detri­men­tal to the qual­ity of the event as a whole. In the event of any restric­tions or evic­tions, the Charles River Jazz Festival and its affil­i­ates will not be liable for any refund of rental or other expenses. The Charles River Jazz Festival  producers, man­agers and pro­mot­ers reserve the right to remove, with­out refund or recourse, any exhibitor who misrepresents themself or their prod­uct. In addi­tion, the pro­ducer reserves the right not to select ven­dors who may not be suit­able for the market. The Charles River Jazz Festival reserves the right to amend or add to the applic­a­ble rules per­tain­ing to and gov­ern­ing the Festival at any time dur­ing and before the oper­at­ing sea­son without notice. The interpretation of all the rules by the pro­ducers shall be final. 

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