Venue Information

Jazz At Drew is held in an open-air venue on the campus of Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science.  We encourage you to dress appropriately for the weather – large sunhats, caps, light clothing, etc. First-aid cooling sections will be available on-site for customers that may potentially become overheated. NO UMBRELLAS, PARASOLS OR LAWN CHAIRS WITH TOP COVERS – NO EXCEPTIONS

Children under the age of three (3) years old do not need a ticket for festival entry. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. While every effort will be made to provide our guests with a safe environment, children remain the sole responsibility of their parents/guardians at all times during their attendance at the Festival.

The following items will be permitted for entry into the Festival:

  • Small Picnic Baskets – length must not exceed 15 inches
  • Coolers – not to exceed 20 quarts (5 gallons)
  • Plastic utensils and food containers
  • Factory-sealed plastic beverage containers
  • Lawn chairs without top covers – (for Lawn Seating only)

The following items will NOT be permitted into the Festival – STRICTLY ENFORCED:

  • NO Weapons of any kind (e.g., Guns, Ammo, Pocket Knives, Pepper spray, etc.)
  • NO Smoking, tobacco products or E-cigarettes
  • NO Outside alcoholic beverages
  • NO Aerosol products/aerosol cans
  • NO Glass or metal containers
  • NO Aluminum cans
  • NO Metal utensils or sharp objects
  • NO Coolers over 20 quarts (5 gallons)
  • NO picnic baskets over 15 inches
  • NO Drugs or drug paraphernalia
  • NO Open flame candles or lanterns
  • NO Professional cameras (with detachable lenses) or video equipment
  • NO Tents or canopies
  • NO Flammable or combustible items
  • NO Barbecue pits or Hibachi grills
  • NO Wagons or carts
  • NO Blow-up furniture or beach balls
  • NO Foot rests
  • NO Umbrellas or parasols
  • NO Thermoses
  • NO Fireworks or explosives
  • NO Musical instruments
  • NO Drones
  • NO Laser pointers or flashlights
  • NO Caution tape or ropes
  • NO Bicycles, skate boards or hoverboards
  • NO Roller skates

Pets are not allowed in the venue. Only SERVICE ANIMALS are permitted and must be:

  • Trained, legitimate ADA and CDPA assistive animals
  • With the handler at all times and remain leashed, tethered or harnessed or otherwise under the control of the handler through voice, signal or other effective commands
  • Vaccinated and tagged as a guide, signal or service dog as legally required Anyone bringing an animal to the venue will be responsible and liable for any damage or injury caused by the animal.

Any animal posing an immediate or direct threat to the safety or health of others will be removed from the venue. Emotional support or companion animals are not included as service animals and will be turned away.

Please note: All personal belongings will be searched at the entrance, so please adhere to all rules to avoid a delay to others during the entry process. All prohibited items will be collected at the gate before entry. Beer and Wine will be on sale at the festival site. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES WILL BE ALLOWED. LOST TICKETS WILL NOT BE REPLACED. TREAT AS CASH. No refunds for any Artist Cancellation or Replacement. RAIN OR SHINE. You assume all risk and danger incidental to the event and you agree that the management, its agents, and the performers are not responsible or liable for any injuries resulting from such causes. No transmission or aiding in transmitting any description, account, picture, or reproduction of the festival or performance is allowed. You hereby consent to the reasonable search for alcoholic beverages, drugs, or weapons. You further consent to the use of your image or likeness incidental to any display, transmission, or reproduction of the event. Management reserves the right to refuse admission or eject any person whose conduct is deemed by management to be disorderly or who fails to comply with the terms and conditions herein. All acts advertised have confirmed their appearance; however, all acts and times are subject to change without prior notice.