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Mailing address: Denton Festival Foundation, Inc. P.O. Box 2104 Denton, TX 76202
Phone: 940-565-0931

Arts & Jazz Festival

Where fun is the thing and jazz is king!

Great music, good food and beautiful art make the Denton Arts & Jazz Festival an event you can’t miss, especially since it’s FREE to the public!Move to the beat at one of 7 stages with jazz, blues and cross-cultural music.  Get in the groove and buy a special piece of art from artists and crafters. There are even activities for children to participate in so the entire family can enjoy the festival.

Treat yourself to delicious offerings at one of the many food courts and don’t miss the games and activities for the young and young at heart.  Get inspired with festival rhythms around every corner. Come and visit the music capital of North Texas. Join in the pride and celebration of our music and arts tradition, all showcased for a weekend of enjoyment for the whole family.

Denton’s Quakertown Park, on 32 acres in the heart of downtown, provides the perfect setting for the event. The Denton Festival Foundation, Inc., in cooperation with the City of Denton and American Federation of Musicians, the Music Performance Trust Fund, produces the festival with support from individual and corporate sponsorships.

**No Coolers. No Pets. Only service dogs allowed.**

Jazz Stage

sponsored by Wells Fargo & Budweiser
2:30 pm: TBA
4 pm: TBA
5:30 pm: TBA
7 pm: TBA
9 pm: TBA

Courtyard Stage

sponsored by Budweiser
3:30 pm: TBA
5 pm: TBA
7 pm: TBA
9 pm: TBA

Roving River Stage

sponsored by KNTU FM Radio 88.1
5:30 pm: TBA
7 pm: TBA

UNT Showcase Stage

sponsored by the University of North Texas
5 pm: TBA
6 pm: TBA
7 pm: TBA
8 pm: TBA
9 pm: TBA

Festival Stage

sponsored by the Denton Record-Chronicle
4 pm: TBA
4:15 pm: TBA
5:15 pm: TBA
6 pm: TBA
6:30 pm: TBA
7 pm: TBA
7:30 pm: TBA
8 pm: TBA
9 pm: TBA
10 pm: TBA

Celebration Stage

3 pm: TBA
4 pm: TBA
5 pm: TBA
6 pm: TBA
7 pm: TBA
8 pm: TBA
9 pm: TBA
10 pm: TBA

Center Stage

4 pm: TBA
5 pm: TBA
5:45 pm: TBA
6 pm: TBA
6:30 pm: TBA
6:45 pm: TBA
7 pm: TBA
7:45 pm: TBA
8:30 pm: TBA

Jazz Stage

sponsored by Wells Fargo & Budweiser
10 am: TBA
11:30 am: TBA
1 pm: TBA
2:30 pm: TBA
4 pm: TBA
5:30 pm: TBA
7 pm: TBA
9 pm: TBA

Courtyard Stage

sponsored by Budweiser
10:30 am: TBA
12 pm: TBA
1:30 pm: TBA
3 pm: TBA
4:30 pm: TBA
6 pm: TBA
7:30 pm: TBA
9 pm: TBA

Roving River Stage

sponsored by KNTU FM Radio 88.1
10 am: TBA
11 am: TBA
12 pm: TBA
1 pm: TBA
2 pm: TBA
3 pm: TBA
4 pm: TBA
5 pm: TBA
6:30 pm: TBA
8 pm: TBA

UNT Showcase Stage

sponsored by the University of North Texas
10 am: TBA
11 am: TBA
12 pm: TBA
LAB BAND MADNESS
1 pm: TBA
2 pm: TBA
3 pm: TBA
4 pm: TBA
5 pm: TBA
6 pm: TBA
7 pm: TBA
8 pm: TBA
9 pm: TBA

Festival Stage

sponsored by the Denton Record-Chronicle
9 am: TBA
9:30 am: TBA
10 am: TBA
11 am: TBA
11:45 am: TBA
12:45 pm: TBA
1 pm: 410 TBA
1:30 pm: TBA
2:15 pm: TBA
2:45 pm: TBA
3:45 pm: TBA
4:15 pm: TBA
4:45 pm: TBA
5:45 pm: TBA
6:15 pm: TBA
7:15 pm: TBA
8 pm: TBA
9 pm: TBA
10 pm: TBA

Celebration Stage

9:15 am: TBA
10 am: TBA
11 am: TBA
12 pm: TBA
1 pm: TBA
2 pm: TBA
3 pm: TBA
4 pm: TBA
5 pm: TBA
6 pm: TBA
7 pm: TBA
8 pm: TBA
9 pm: TBA
10 pm: TBA

Center Stage

9 am: TBA
9:45 am: TBA
10 am: TBA
10:30 am: TBA
11 am: TBA
11:30 am: TBA
12 pm: TBA
12:30 pm: TBA
1 pm: TBA
2 pm: TBA
2:30 pm: TBA
3 pm: TBA
4 pm: TBA
4:30 pm: TBA
5:30 pm: TBA
6:30 pm: TBA
7:30 pm: TBA
8:30 pm: TBA
9:15 pm: TBA

Jazz Stage

sponsored by Wells Fargo & Budweiser
10 am: TBA
11:30 am: TBA
1 pm: TBA
2:30 pm: TBA
4 pm: TBA
5:30 pm: TBA
7 pm: TBA

Courtyard Stage

sponsored by Budweiser
10:30 am: TBA
12 pm: TBA
1:30 pm: TBA
3 pm: TBA
4:30 pm: TBA
6 pm: TBA
7:30 pm: TBA

Roving River Stage

sponsored by KNTU FM Radio 88.1
11 am: TBA
12 pm: TBA
1 pm: TBA
2 pm: TBA
3 pm: TBA
4 pm: TBA
5 pm: TBA
6:30 pm: TBA

UNT Showcase Stage

sponsored by the University of North Texas
11 am: TBA
11:30 am:TBA
12 pm: TBA
12:30 pm: TBA
1 pm: TBA
1:30 pm: TBA
2:10 pm: TBA
3 pm: TBA
4 pm: TBA
5 pm: TBA
6 pm: TBA
7 pm: TBA

Festival Stage

sponsored by the Denton Record-Chronicle
11 am: TBA
11:15 am: TBA
11:45 am: TBA
12:15 pm: TBA
1 pm: TBA
2 pm: TBA
3 pm: TBA
4 pm: TBA
5 pm: TBA
5:45 pm: TBA
6:15 pm: TBA
6:45 pm: TBA
7:30 pm: TBA
8:30 pm: TBA

Celebration Stage

10:30 am: TBA
11 am: TBA
12 pm: TBA
1 pm: TBA
2 pm: TBA
3 pm: TBA
4 pm: TBA
5 pm: TBA
6 pm: TBA
6:45 pm: TBA
8 pm: TBA
9 pm: TBA

Center Stage

12 pm: TBA
1 pm: TBA
2 pm: TBA
3 pm: TBA
4 pm: TBA
5 pm: TBA
6 pm: TBA
6:30 pm: TBA
7 pm: TBA
7:30 pm: TBA

Know before you go! See the above map for spots to park before you make your way to Denton for the Arts & Jazz Festival. All of the lots in blue are FREE PUBLIC PARKING.

See a breakdown of all of the spots to park and how to do it at Denton Main Street Association’s website.

This year, the Denton Arts & Jazz Festival is partnering with the Denton County Transportation Authority to provide FREE shuttle service all three days of the fest!

Festivalgoers are encouraged to park at MedPark Train Station (located at 3220 MedPark Drive) or take the A-train to that station and hop on the shuttle, which will run every 30 minutes all weekend long. (NOTE: DCTA will be on its regular bus and train services, so there will be no service on Sunday, except for this special shuttle.)

Anyone can ride DCTA’s free shuttle service, which will pick up passengers from the MedPark Station and drop them off at Quakertown Park (festival location). The shuttle will run every 30 minutes. Below are key dates and times of DCTA’s free shuttle service:

  • Friday, April 27 – shuttle service begins at 3 p.m. and the last shuttle from the festival to MedPark Station departs at midnight. There will also be on additional late-night train that will depart the Downtown Denton Transit Center at 12:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, April 28 – shuttle service begins at 9:30 a.m. and the last shuttle from the festival to MedPark Station departs at midnight
  • Sunday, April 29 – shuttle service begins at 10:30 a.m. and the last shuttle from the festival to MedPark Station departs at 10:30 p.m.

Parking is completely free at all DCTA A-train stations. For full details on the shuttle and a transit trip planner, visit DCTA’s website.

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