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Is there a cost to attend the Lake Arbor Jazz Festival?

Admission to the 2014 Festival is $10.00/person in advance; $15.00 on-site. Children under 12 will be admitted for free. All tickets are non-refundable.

Tickets are also available for other Festival events including the Jazzy Jam Session and Summer White Affair. See the Festival Events page for more details.

Is the event wheelchair-accessible?

All areas of the festival that are accessible to the public are wheelchair accessible. These include parking, seating, concessions and the marketplace.

What are the seating arrangements?

Both General Admission and Reserved Seating are available for the 2014 Fesitval.


Children under 12 will be admitted for free.

General Admission tickets require that you bring your own seating. Please note that table-mounted umbrellas are not permitted. Chair mounted umbrellas are permissible however umbrellas that obstruct the view of other Festival goers must be removed upon request of Festival management.

General Admission seating is available for the Jazzy Jam Session. Both General and Reserved seating are available for the Summer White Affair. Please visit the Festival Events page for more details.

Can I bring coolers, food, or beverage?

You will NOT be allowed to bring food, beverages, or coolers into the event. Absolutely no alcoholic beverages can be brought on site to any Festival events. A variety of food and beverages will be on sale at the event. Please note that ALL bags brought on to the Festival grounds may be subject to search by Prince Georges County Police and/or Maryland Park Rangers.

In addition to the music, what activities will be at the event?

Food & Beverages: A variety of food and beverages will be for sale including hot dogs and hamburgers, soul food, etc. Also, we will have family-friendly fun including a moon bounce, skate mobile and face painting for the children.

Beverages: Non-alcoholic beverages will be sold on site. No alcohol is permitted on the Festival grounds. Cocktails, beer, wine and sodas will be available for purchase at the Summer White Affair.

Marketplace: Vendors will have merchandise for sale including jewelry, arts & crafts, books/CD's, t-shirts, souvenir items and gifts.

How much is parking?

Parking is free and available adjacent to the Festival grounds. Additional remote parking is available at 9500 Arena Drive and 9701 Mercantile Lane in Largo, MD (5 minutes from Festival site) and the Lake Arbor Foundation Center. Shuttle service to the venue will be available free of charge.

I'm coming from out of town. What hotels are close to the Festival grounds?

The Radisson Hotel Largo-Washington, DC is the closest hotel to the 2014 Lake Arbor Jazz Festival. For reservations, call (301) 773-0700 or visit

What happens if it rains?

The Jazzy Jam Session is an indoor event and will occur rain or shine.

The Summer White Affair is also an indoor event and will occur rain or shine.

The Festival is an outdoor event. All artists are scheduled to perform “rain, or shine” unless weather conditions make doing so unsafe. No refunds will be issued if inclement weather occurs.

How will I know what time each performer will be on stage?

Check the Talent-Line Up page for performance details.

Are pets allowed?

No pets are allowed.

Are umbrellas permitted?

Small umbrellas and hats are permitted in case of showers. Festival Management reserves the right to ask attendees to lower or remove their umbrellas if they are obstructing the view of other Festival patrons.

Are ATM’s available at the event?

ATM’s are available on site at the center of the Vendor Marketplace. ATMs are also available at Bank of America on Lake Arbor Way between Landover Road and Campus Way North with a drive through ATM and an ATM in the lobby.

Can I record the festival and/or bring recording devices?

No camcorders or other video recording devices are permitted.

Are there any other Festival events?

The 2014 Festival includes a Jazzy Jam Session featuring Brian Lenair, Ronny Smith and the Marcus Mitchell Project on Thursday, July 10th, 7:00 – 11:00 pm. This event will take place at Jazzy’s Restaurant in Bowie, MD. Tickets can be purchased from Events page or at the door (for an additional cost).

This year’s Festival also includes a Summer White Affair on Friday, July 11th, 7:00 – 11:00 PM, featuring Nick Colionne and all-female ensemble, Jazz in Pink. This event will take place at the Newton White Mansion, 2708 Enterprise Road, Mitchellville, MD. Tickets can be purchased from the Events page. Please note that NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR.