Being There

Jazz at Five is outside at the South Hamiltion side of Wisconsin’s State Capitol. This is a prime location in downtown Madison, just steps away from some of the capital city’s best restaurants, bars, hotels, and attractions.

  • Each performance evening begins at 4:00 with a youth combo followed by performances at 5:00 and 6:30 continuing to 8 pm.
  • Parking is available for $5 maximum after 6 pm in any cashiered city ramp, several of which are located within walking distance of the Jazz at Five stages.
  • We encourage fans to bring chairs or to rent one from the Information Tent. You can also experience Jazz at Five in style by reserving a table. Please contact for availability

Food and Beverage

A variety of food is available for purchase from on-site food carts. All beer sales are donated to Jazz at Five. No carry-in alcoholic beverages or beverages in glass containers are allowed at Jazz at Five.

Audio and Video Policy

In accordance with performer contracts, audio and video recording of Jazz at Five performances are prohibited.

Questions at the Show?

If you have questions or need assistance while attending Jazz at Five, please visit the onsite Information Booth to talk with a volunteer.

Jazz at Five volunteers will also be walking among the crowd with red volunteer Jazz at Five shirts—please don’t hesitate to ask for assistance.

Want to be a volunteer please email