Using Your Brass Pass

Using your Brass Pass at Jazz Fest is as easy as 1 - 2 - 3

1. What you need:

For entry:
  1. Brass Pass
  2. Bar-coded laminate
  • The Brass Pass comes with an attached bar-coded laminate. Please be sure to keep them together for smooth entry to the Festival and Hospitality tent. The Brass Pass itself is not valid for admission, and entry will be denied if the accompanying bar-coded laminate is not present.
 For re-entry:
  1. Brass Pass
  2. Bar-coded laminate
  3. a wristband
  • You will not receive a wristband upon entry into the Festival, so before you exit please make sure to visit security personnel at the public gate to receive your re-entry wristband. You will not be re-admitted into the Festival without a wristband and your Brass Pass and bar-coded laminate. Please have all items ready to show gate personnel so you can quickly re-enter.

2. Where to go:

  • When you arrive at Jazz Fest, you can pick up your Brass Pass at WWOZ Will Call, located at the Sauvage Street entrance. For information on picking up your Brass Pass in the weeks before Jazz Fest, click here.
  • With your Brass Pass, laminate, and wristband, you can enter and exit through any of the public pedestrian gates, which include the Gentilly, Sauvage, Trafalgar and JF Express shuttle bus entrances. Please note that the Mystery Gate is not a public gate, and you'll be rerouted if you attempt to enter at this gate.
  • There will be no vehicular in and out from the Accessible parking lot/gate.

3. Friends, sharing brass passes and accessibility

  • Passes are transferable from day to day but not within the same day. Whoever uses the Brass Pass to enter the Festival that day is granted full benefits on that day, and may not leave and transfer the pass to someone else on that same day.
  • Children under 10 may accompany their Brass Passer parents to the WWOZ Hospitality Tent.
  • Only Brass Pass holders will be admitted to the Hospitality Tent. Children 10 & under can enter the WWOZ hospitality tent with a Brass Pass Holder. Please note: we have discontinued a past policy that allowed Brass Passers to bring a "plus one" into the Hospitality Tent. .
  • The WWOZ Hospitality Tent is wheelchair-accessible.

4. Brass Passes are non-refundable.

If you have any comments or feedback about these policies, please send an email to

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