Fete Info


Saturday, August 13, 2022

Will-Call/Box Office opens: Saturday 12:00pm
Gates open Saturday: 12:30pm

Live music commences: 1:00pm
Live music concludes: 9:00pm

*All beer and wine sales conclude at 9:00pm

*fete grounds close: 10:00pm


ARMORY (east lawn)
330 Marshall Street
Lansing, MI 48912
*Follow signs to fete admissions


Limited on-site ($10 CASH) parking (including limited handicap parking) will be available. Additional free parking at Lansing Catholic or Pattengill school (south lot) off Marshall Street. A 16 passenger courtesy shuttle service from the Lansing Catholic parking lot will be provided by our valued sponsor, Dean Trailways beginning at 12:00pm and will run throughout the day until the closing of the Fete. FOLLOW SIGNS TO PARKING AND SHUTTLE SERVICE. The fete is a handicap accessible event. Additional related questions may be directed to the fete director at info@smoothjazzfete.com. Effort will be made to best service our handicap attendees.


Hotel Partner: Homewood Suites by Hilton Lansing Eastwood
Homewood Suites by Hilton Lansing Eastwood is NOW ACCEPTING RESERVATIONS for guests of Phil Denny’s Armory Smooth Jazz Fete. Guests may select from King Studios at the awesome rate of $119 or a two queen bed suite at $135. When booking online, use Group Code “SJF” in order to receive the promotional discounted rate. Thank you for choosing to stay with our preferred hotel partner. We are confident you will enjoy your all “suite” stay while in the capital city for the 4th Annual Phil Denny’s Armory Smooth Jazz Fete.
BOOK NOW! *RESERVATION DEADLINE FRIDAY, JULY 17th at 11:59pm* Room availability is limited!


Cask & Co. Kitchen & Bar / Front 43 Neighborhood Pub – Just minutes from the fete grounds and central to our hotel partners will offer guests a refined casual dining and cocktail atmosphere for those who elect to carry the evening forward with friends and other fete goers. The adjoining Front 43 is also a destination for great craft beers, cocktails and good eats. Indoor bar, booth, table and outdoor patio seating accompanied by a friendly and accommodating staff will serve up our later evening friends and fans a proper social hang.
3415 E Saginaw Street Lansing, MI 48912 – 517-580-3720


No outside beverages, alcohol, food, coolers, weapons, fireworks, glass containers, grills, tarps or pets (except service animals) will be allowed on fete grounds.
Carry-in items such as back packs, bags, purses, chairs etc. are subject to security search.

Valid I.D. is required to purchase and consume beer and wine. CASH FOR BEER AND WINE TICKET SALES! ATM service will be available on-site for your convenience.

You will receive a wristband at entry that will allow you to enter and exit the fete. Wristbands are non-transferable. Removed wristbands are void. Situational occurrences i.e. lost or stolen are management discretion.


  • Your ticket(s)
  • Your photo ID
  • Chair or blanket (*VIP may bring chair if desired)
  • Cash
  • Comfortable clothing and shoes/sandals
  • Smiles and good vibes encouraged


  • Outside food or beverages (including alcohol)
  • NO coolers, cans, cups, outside beverages, food or open containers containing liquid (including coffee).
  • Overly large purses, bags or other. Let’s be reasonable!
  • Cigarettes, cigars, pipes, E-cigs or vapes
  • Illegal substances
  • Drugs or drug paraphernalia
  • Pets (except service animals)
  • Laser pointers and air horns
  • Rolling carts or wagons
  • Tents, canopies and LARGE umbrellas
  • Weapons of any kind (includes pocket knives, pepper spray, fireworks, etc.)
  • Professional photo, video, or audio recording equipment (no detachable lenses, tripods, big zooms or commercial-use rigs)
    *Press inquiries may be submitted to info@smoothjazzfete.com for consideration
  • NO unauthorized/unlicensed vendors
  • NO unauthorized solicitations, handbills, sampling, giveaways, etc.
  • NO tailgating


By purchasing a ticket, you agree to submit– if requested, to a full search including having all of your items examined by security. We reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone.

Management is not responsible for lost, stolen or misplaced items


We have a zero-tolerance policy for drug use and possession. Narcotics laws will be strictly enforced. Be responsible and courteous.

*Policies subject to change


The fete will take place rain or shine! Please keep up-to-date on weather reports and plan your attire and preparations accordingly. Tickets are not replaced, refunded, or exchanged for any reason.

For the most up-to-date weather forecast by Lansing’s weather authority CLICK HERE: WLNS Weather