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OFFICIal capacity statement

Admission is free and open to all ages however, registration is required for entry to the festival. Capacity on the amphitheater island is limited, and re-entry to the festival grounds is not guaranteed. We strongly suggest arriving early to secure a good spot, as we expect the event will reach capacity.
Festival goers will be admitted on a first come first serve basis.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!
- Boston Jazz Foundation


General Admission & Give What You Can

Though the Charles River Jazz Festival is a free event and is open to all ages, tickets are required for entry. Free 'General Admission' tickets and 'Give What You Can' tickets get you access to the festival grounds, vendor row, and beer garden. 

VIP and Platinum Tickets

VIP Tickets

  • Covered side stage seating

  • Unlimited Access to VIP Lounge

  • Complimentary Water and Soft Drinks

  • Private Cash Bar with access to expended beer and wine menu and signature cocktails

  • Oyster Happy Hour

Platinum Tickets

  • Complimentary bar featuring expanded beer and wine menu, signature cocktails, soft drinks, water, and more.

  • Culinary offerings throughout the day

  • CJRF Merchandise Package with exclusive items

  • Covered side stage seating

  • Unlimited Access to VIP Lounge

  • Oyster Happy Hour

*Side stage viewing area has limited capacity and is available first-come, first-served*

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