Health & Safety

Important Safety & Safety Notices -  Please Read!

The health and safety of our patrons, artists, team members, and vendors are our highest priority.


  • For the safety and security of all, all bags, purses, backpacks, lawn chairs, etc will be searched upon entry.
  • Individuals 17 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian or an adult 25 years or older. An adult will only be allowed to accompany up to two unrelated youth. Valid photo ID required. Adults must accompany minors at all times. 


  • Weapons of any kind

  • Illegal substances

  • Dogs/animals except for Guide and Service Dogs

  • Any large bags, duffels, luggage
  • Outside beverages

  • Outside food
  • Glass bottles

  • Coolers

  • Wagons

  • Tents, large umbrellas, or shade structures of any kind

  • Drones

  • Laser pointers

  • Fireworks

  • Grills

  • Any professional camera with a removable lens

  • Any unauthorized promotional signs, banners, and advertising.
  • Any item considered not to be safe by Festival management

  • Any items confiscated will not be held or returned


  • For free shows, you can bring low-profile lawn/stadium chairs.
  • Your Club Pass! (Please write your cell number on your pass.) Club Passes cannot be replaced if lost.
  • Your tickets
  • Blankets for outdoor shows on Parcel 5, (stage is a lawn)
  • Low-profile lawn chairs for outdoor shows on Parcel 5, East Ave & Chestnut Stage (stage is on the street), and Jazz Street (Gibbs St.) Stage (stage is on the street)
  • Strollers
  • Kindness


Masks are not required. Their use is at the discretion of patrons. 

Any COVID-19 policies and guidelines that are in effect at the festival will be determined by closely monitoring and abiding by all local health guidelines recommended by the Monroe County Department of Public Health and New York State during the festival as well as the University of Rochester, for the four UR venues we use during the festival - Kilbourn Hall, Hatch Hall, Max of Eastman Place and Room 120 Ray Wright Room for Jazz Workshops.  

Any guidelines and updates will be communicated on this page, on signage at the festival, on our festival app, and in our email newsletters. 

PLEASE NOTE: COVID-19 and the flu are highly contagious diseases that can be extremely dangerous to people of all ages, especially to those who are elderly and/or have compromised immune systems.

  • If you are ill and have any COVID-19, cold or flu symptoms, we ask that you please stay home to get well and follow your doctor’s recommendations. 
  • The Festival is held in multiple public places and indoor venues. It is your responsibility as an attendee to assess your risk and determine if it is safe for you to attend the festival. 

We appreciate your cooperation and understanding as we work together to create a safe and enjoyable festival experience for all. 

Updated June 5, 2023