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JazzFest x CMHR

With support from The Asper Foundation


An immersive multi-stage concert event at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights featuring the best in local and international jazz to kick off our 30th annual festival!

Video by Bill Acheson and Tétro Design

In addition to live music, event-goers will be able to experience intimate talks with artists sharing their stories involving human rights. Patrons will also have access to all museum galleries during the event.

Ticket Information

$125 Guaranteed seat for sets in Bonnie & John Buhler Hall

$100 General admission

$90 Students (with valid student ID)

$150 Door (if available)


What's the difference between a 'guaranteed seat' ticket and a 'general admission' ticket?

A guaranteed seat ticket ($125) guarantees seating in the Bonnie & John Buhler Hall. 

There will be seating at other stages, but they will be on a first come, first serve basis. Those with accessibility and mobility issues will have priority. 

A general admission ticket ($100) does not guarantee a seat in the Bonnie & John Buhler Hall, but otherwise buys the same access to the event. 

How do I navigate the event and the schedule?

Doors open at 5 PM, music begins at 6 PM, and the event will wrap by midnight. Music is scheduled throughout the evening at the designated spaces within the museum - think of it as a 'choose your own adventure' experience! 

Pick and choose what you want to see to plan an evening traversing the museum; see your favourites and discover new artists. Or, show up and wander to see all there is. That's OK too!

What does my ticket get me? 

Regardless of the tier you choose, you will have access to all performances, and access to all museum galleries.