Q: HOW DOES THE LUCKY BASTARD GARDENS PASS WORK?
A: The pass guarantees entrance to each of the ticketed shows at the TD Mainstage, Bessborough Gardens. The pass does apply to other venues associated with the Festival, or guaranteed entrance to free shows in the Bessborough Gardens if capacity has been reached. For a complete set of rules for the Lucky Bastard Gardens Pass, click here.
Q: WHERE DO I PURCHASE TICKETS
A: Tickets can be purchased online here. Purchases can also be made in person or over the phone with Visa or MasterCard. The box office phone number is 306.652.4700.
To purchase tickets in person:
- The box office is located in the lobby of the Delta Bessborough Hotel. Hours are 12pm-6pm, Monday to Friday (including Saturdays and Sundays during the Festival)
Q: WHERE DO I PICK UP TICKETS THAT I HAVE PURCHASED ON-LINE OR BY PHONE?
A: Pre-purchased tickets are available for pick-up during regular hours only at the box office. Tickets will not be sent to the venue. If a purchaser goes to the gate/door and they do not have their ticket or confirmation form they must show a minimum of one piece of photo ID. The gate/door staff can electronically check them in.
Q: CAN I HAVE SOMEONE ELSE PICK UP MY TICKETS FOR ME?
A: Yes – if the person purchasing tickets has notified the box office of the person’s name that will be picking them up. Appropriate ID will be required at time of ticket pick up.
Q: CAN I GET TICKETS THAT I PURCHASED ONLINE AT THE GATE/DOOR OF THE SHOW?
A: Tickets will not be sent to the venue. If a purchaser goes to the gate/door and they do not have their ticket or confirmation form they must show a minimum of one piece of photo ID. The gate/door staff can electronically check them in.
Q: DO CHILDREN REQUIRE TICKETS?
A: For TD Mainstage shows only, children 7 and under (proof of age required) are admitted free with an adult ticket holder to a maximum of two children per adult. All other ticketed events will require that a ticket be purchased for children with the exception of Amigos, which is a 19+ venue.
Q: DO YOU OFFER YOUTH PRICING?
A: Youth aged 8 to 12 years are eligible to receive 50% off of the advance and regular prices of a TD Mainstage ticket only. All other ticketed events will require an advance or regular price ticket to be purchased for youth with the exception of Amigos, which is a 19+ venue.
Q: CAN I EXCHANGE TICKETS OR GET A REFUND?
A: We do not exchange tickets or provide refunds.
Q: WHAT DO I DO IF I PURCHASE TICKETS AND GIVE THEM TO FRIENDS?
A: Because tickets are in the name of the purchaser, it is best to inform the festival box office, so they can make a change to the ticket holder in the event tickets are damaged, lost, stolen, or the ticket holder arrives without the ticket.
Q: I HAVE LOST/NOT RECEIVED MY TICKETS, WHAT DO I DO?
A: Please call our festival box office at 306.652.4700 to verify that we have received your order. Please have your order confirmation handy.
Q: HOW DO I REDEEM MY GIFT CERTIFICATE?
A: Gift certificates are available in any denomination, and can be used towards festival merchandise or tickets. Gift certificates are available online and in person at the box office. If purchasing online, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with a code that will be required for future purchases with that gift certificate. If you have any questions about our gift certificates, please call the box office at 306.652.4700.
Q: HOW DO I FOLLOW FESTIVAL UPDATES?
Q: WHEN WILL THE MOBILE APP BE UPDATED FOR 2019?
A: The mobile app will be updated with the completed 2019 lineup on Wednesday, May 1st. The app is available for iPhone and Android devices, simply search “saskjazz” in the App store to find it. Create your own schedule, receive alerts when shows are about to begin, learn more about the artists, and so much more with the SaskJazz app!
Q: WHEN WILL THE FREE PROGRAM BE ANNOUNCED?
A: The free program will be announced on Wednesday, May 1st.
Q: CAN I TAKE PICTURES OR VIDEO OF CONCERTS?
A: Camera and recording devices with detachable lenses are not permitted. Unaccredited photographers using cameras with detachable lenses will be asked to not use their equipment by a Festival representative or security personnel. Cell phone cameras with recording functions or point and shoot style cameras are permitted at the Festival, unless otherwise instructed.
Q: WHAT HAPPENS IF IT IS RAINING?
A: Shows run rain or shine. In the unlikely event of extreme weather, shows may be cancelled or rescheduled. Announcements and updates are made through our social media channels. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to stay up to date.
Q: WHERE CAN I GET A SCHEDULE/PROGRAM?
A: The program will be available online April 9th for the ticketed lineup, and May 1st for the free shows. Our printed mini program guides will be available as of May 1st at the festival box office, SaskTel stores, TD Branch locations, and most festival sponsor locations.
Q: IS THERE A LOST AND FOUND?
A: All items that have been found at Festival venues will be turned in to the Volunteer Centre located on the Mezzanine level of the Bessborough Hotel during the Festival. After the Festival, found items can be claimed at the Saskatchewan Jazz Festival office located on the 7th floor of the Bessborough Hotel. After July 1, contact the Festival at 306.652.4700 for inquiries and pick up arrangements.
Q: IS SMOKING PERMITTED AT THE TD MAINSTAGE, BESSBOROUGH GARDENS?
A:The TD Mainstage is a smoke/vape free venue. Those wanting to smoke must leave the venue. You will be able to re-enter with valid wristband.
Q: CAN I BRING MY DOG TO THE TD MAINSTAGE, BESSBOROUGH GARDENS?
A: Dogs are not permitted at the TD Mainstage, Bessborough Gardens.
Q: WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO SHOWS AT THE TD MAINSTAGE, BESSBOROUGH GARDENS?
A: Folding chair, sunscreen, cell phone, cash/debit/credit cards, bug spray (depending on weather), rain coats/rainboots, point and shoot cameras.
Q: CAN I BRING FOOD AND BEVERAGES INTO THE BESSBOROUGH GARDENS?
A: No – outside food and beverage is not permitted. There will be various food options available for purchase in the gardens.
Q: WHAT TIME DO DOORS OPEN FOR THE TD MAINSTAGE, BESSBOROUGH GARDENS?
A: Doors open an hour prior to all shows. For example, if the time listed is 7pm the doors open at 6pm.
Q: IS THE BESSBOROUGH METRIC LOUNGE OPEN DURING SHOWS?
A: Yes, but you are required to purchase a ticket to the show to sit on the patio. To reserve a table, call 306.244.5521.
Q: IS THERE SEATING AVAILABLE AT THE TD MAINSTAGE, OR DTN YXE SHOWS?
A: Attendees to TD Mainstage bring their own seating. While there is limited seating provided at the DTN YXE shows, we encourage attendees to bring their own.
Q: IS THE FESTIVAL WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE?
A: All Festival venues are wheelchair accessible. Amigo’s Cantina does have one step.
Q: WHERE ARE WASHROOMS LOCATED?
A: Public washrooms, which are wheelchair accessible, are set up at the TD Mainstage, Bessborough Gardens.
Q: ARE ATM’S AVAILABLE?
A: Yes, there are ATM’s in the Bessborough Gardens. In the event they run out of cash, the closest ATM to the TD Mainstage is in the Bessborough Hotel Lobby and Sheraton Cavalier Hotel. We suggest bringing cash to avoid the lineups. We also offer debit and credit options at the point of purchase.
Q: WHERE IS THERE AVAILABLE PARKING AND HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
As parking spaces are limited, we recommend carpooling, biking, taxis, ridesharing, or using public transport.
Q: ARE THERE DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE ON HOTEL ROOMS?
A: The Bessborough Hotel, The James Hotel and Sheraton Cavalier offer special room rates for ticket buyers. Learn more here.
Q: WHERE CAN I FIND OUT HOW MUCH THE 50/50 PROGRESSIVE PRIZE VALUE IS?
A: The prize value of the 50/50 draw will be posted on our website, and video screens at the TD Mainstage, Bessborough Gardens. The draw will take place on the final day of the Festival at 10:30pm at the TD Mainstage.