Does a meal come with the price of the ticket?

No. Your ticket covers the performance. Dinner and drinks are a separate charge.

When do convenience fees apply, and how much are they?

A convenience fee of $2.50 per ticket applies to online and phone purchases for all ticketed events. There is no convenience fee for in-person ticket purchases.

Do I have to order food or can I just get drinks?

Jazz St. Louis performances have no minimum, although we recommend you try the food!

Where is the Jazz St. Louis located?

The Harold & Dorothy Steward Center for Jazz, home of the Ferring Jazz Bistro, is located at 3536 Washington Avenue (at Grand Avenue), just across from the Fox Theater.

Where can I park?

Valet parking is available for all Jazz St. Louis performances (complimentary for subscribers!). The Grand Center Arts District also has several pay lots available for most shows. There is on-street parking with meters running until 7:00 p.m.

Do you have a dress code?

We do not have a dress code.

Will I be sitting with other people?

Jazz St. Louis uses family-style seating so unless you have purchased all of the tickets at a table, there will likely be people joining you.

Can I stay for the second set if I bought a ticket for the first set?

While we try to let you stay for the second set at no additional charge as often as possible, there will be times when there is not enough availability to do so. An announcement will be made after the first set to let you know whether you can stay for free or with the purchase of a discounted or full-priced ticket.

Are there any age restrictions?

No. The Ferring Jazz Bistro is an all-ages venue.

Can I take pictures?

You may take non-flash photos for most performances. However, please be mindful of the light and noise that comes from your camera as to not disturb the people around you.

How long are the performances?

Performances last approximately 70 minutes.

What time can I get there?

Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for 7:30 p.m. performances, and at 9:00 p.m. for 9:30 p.m. sets. Second set guests are welcome to arrive at Nancy’s Jazz Lounge before 9:00 p.m.

Can I get a refund if I can’t come to a show?

Jazz St. Louis tickets are non-refundable unless a show is cancelled. Pending availability, you can exchange tickets for a different performance night with the same artist for a fee of $5 per ticket (this exchange privilege is complimentary for subscribers).

Are gift cards refundable?

Jazz St. Louis gift cards are non-refundable.

What is Nancy’s Jazz Lounge?

Located adjacent to the Ferring Jazz Bistro, Nancy’s Jazz Lounge is a casual, no-reservations (and no cover charge) bar and lounge that serves food and drinks (the same menus as the Bistro) while streaming the live Ferring Jazz Bistro show on a 90” TV for all to enjoy! Nancy’s is open on all Jazz St. Louis show nights from 6:00-11:30 p.m


Jazz St. Louis is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to lead our community in advancing the uniquely American art of jazz through live performance, education and community engagement.

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