Every person is subject to a security search. Please be prepared for Security to search your belongings. Security reserves the right to refuse entry to the Festival site. The Scottsdale Jazz Festival works with a professional security firm, and the City of Scottsdale police department to ensure the safety of our patrons.


The following items are not allowed

  • Food, coolers, glass bottles, containers, or alcoholic beverages
  • No blankets in the lawn section due to limited space
  • Camera or cameras with detachable lenses of ANY SIZE
  • Flash for photos, tripods, monopods, laser pens, laser lights
  • Audio or video recording devices
  • Pets. No dogs allowed.
  • Smoking of any kind is not allowed in the Festival site
  • All cell phone ringers must be turned off during the performances
  • Strollers are not allowed in the Festival site
  • Security may confiscate items or have you remove items from the Festival site.


The following items are allowed and encouraged

  • Electronic ticket or a print-at-home ticket
  • Personal items and medications
  • Additional clothing for changing weather conditions and temperatures
  • One sealed plastic bottle of water per patron is permitted
  • If you purchased a Lawn Seat, don’t forget your low-backed lawn chair. Chairs will be available to rent.
  • A smile and a good attitude!