Jazz at Five performances take place on our outside stage at 100 State Street—right at the top of State Street where it meets the Capitol Square.

This is a prime location in downtown Madison, just steps away from some of the capital city’s best restaurants, bars, hotels, and attractions.

A true community setting for a truly community event.

Show Times

Each performance begins at 5pm and runs to approximately 8pm. There is a short break between the opening act and the headliner.

Note: Jazz at Five requires fans with reserved tables to be seated at least five minutes before each performance. We will have more information on the page About Reserving a Table for more specific guidelines as we get closer to the season kick-off.


Parking is available for $5 maximum after 6pm in any cashiered city ramp, several of which are located within walking distance of the Jazz at Five stage.

Rain Location

Jazz at Five always goes better in the sun … but when it rains … 

In the event of inclement weather, headliners will perform at the Brink Lounge starting at 5:00 until 6:15. Please come and enjoy at The Brink Lounge.701 E. Washington, Suite 105, Madison, WI.

All weather-related decisions are made by 1:00pm each day of show.  If the decision is made to move indoors, we will announce this on the homepage of this website and on the Jazz at Five Facebook page. We will also send an email to the Jazz at Five mailing list (please sign up using the form in the bottom footer of any page).

Please note: We will only announce if the show is inside. Please assume the show is outside unless you hear otherwise.