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Frequently Asked Questions

How much do tickets cost?

Tickets range from $25-$45 depending on the venue and seating options available. 

Where/How do I get my tickets?

All tickets will be held at the Check-In table for pick up on the night of the concert.

What is the difference between Standard and Table seats?

For all concerts in the Wallace H. Coulter Performance Plaza, there are two seating options available for purchase. Table seats are at 4-top tables in front of the stage. Standard seats are single chairs in raised rows wrapping around the tables. Food and drink are available to be purchased before the concert and carried to both seat types in the Performance Plaza. For all concerts in the Hall of Music, only single seats are available, and food and drink are not permitted into the Hall. 

What does a subscription cover?

Subscriptions cover tickets to all in-museum season performances at the discounted price of four concerts for the price of three. Subscriptions come in two tiers: standard and premium. Each subscription is priced per individual person.

What is the difference between the Standard Subscriptions and Premium Subscriptions?

Premium subscriptions offer table seating at performances held in the Walter H. Coulter Performance Plaza and reserved seating in performances held in the Nicholas F. and Eugenia Taubman Hall of Music. Standard subscriptions offer general admission individual seating at all concerts.

Is there assigned seating?

For concerts in the Wallace H. Coulter Performance Plaza, table seats are assigned to Season Subscription holders first, and then individual ticket buyers based on time of purchase.

Standard seats in the Performance Plaza and the Hall of Music are first come, first seated.

Can I sit with my friends/family who also bought table seats?

If you and your friends/family bought table seats separately and would like to be seated together, please contact us at jazz@si.edu at least five (5) business days before the concert with the names on each purchase. We will do our best to seat you all together. The sooner you notify us, the better.

Is there parking? 

Street parking is available on Constitution Avenue after 6:30 p.m.

What time do doors open? 

Doors open at 6:45 p.m., music kicks off at 7:30 p.m.

What food and drink are available? 

Light fare (sandwiches and snacks), beer, wine, and non-alcoholic drinks will be available for purchase from 6:30 p.m. until the start of the concert at the LeRoy Nieman Jazz Cafe. Purchased food will be permitted into performances held in Walter H. Coulter Performance Plaza, but not into performances held in the Nicholas F. and Eugenia Taubman Hall of Music.

Do you have accessibility services?

The National Museum of American History welcomes visitors of abilities. Requests for accessibility services at our concerts can be made by voicemail at 202-633-3150 or by email at jazz@si.edu. Two-week’s prior notice is preferred.

Have more questions? Contact us at jazz@si.edu or 202-633-3150.