Richmond Jazz Festival Survival Tips

Richmond Jazz Festival Survival Tips
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Richmond Jazz Festival is a four-day journey through music and culture. Melodies from iconic artists will leave you speechless and craving for more. Thousands of fans flock to this destination of world-class music just to experience all of what the festival has to offer. Set upon a field of greenery, with various options of delectable cuisine, and non-stop performances, it’s easy to see why the festival draws a huge crowd. Here are our Richmond Jazz Festival survival tips.

(Read: Richmond Jazz Festival Event Guide)

1. Shuttle-up

If you’re driving to the festival, take advantage of the shuttles that transport guests between Maymont and the designated parking areas.

2. Cabana Tent

If you’re looking to get the most out of your experience, renting a cabana tent is the way to go. Get an up close and personal experience during performances, then return to your cabana tent for some added entertainment and relaxation.

3. Enjoy the cuisine

It’s southern hospitality at its finest here, and that means fine wines and some delectable delights. Enjoy the food.

4. Bring a chair

Find the best place for your viewing pleasure, and stake your claim with your most beloved lawn chair. Sit back, relax, and let the jazz tunes take you away.

5. Dress accordingly

It’s summer and it’s Virginia. Chances are, it might get hot. Glasses, hats, and lots of sunscreen are encouraged. Nights cool down a tad, layer-up.

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