Jazz Stage sponsored by Budweiser
Roving River Stage
UNT Showcase Stage sponsored by the Law Office of Tim Powers
Festival Stage sponsored by the Denton Record Chronicle
When you think of Denton, you think of MUSIC! The Denton Arts and Jazz Festival is anchored by great jazz music but the offerings cross all barriers. Our three professional stages feature continuous music in a cross-cultural format.
The University of North Texas College of Music is one of the most respected in the Nation, especially the Division of Jazz Studies. Musicians from UNT have risen with much notoriety in the music field and many of these musicians perform at the festival annually. In addition to great jazz, the festival features the best of all music genres. Folk, Blues, Country, Rock, Tejano, Conjunto, Tex-Mex and yes, even polka, all blend to make the festival one of the most appealing events in the region.
Two community stages offer a chance for local groups to showcase their work as well. Drawing from the outstanding dance programs at Texas Woman’s University and the University of North Texas, these stages feature the best dance, choral, drama and band performances from throughout the North Texas region. These semi-professional groups are the strong link between the amateurs and the professionals in our community.
Professional stages are booked through an agreement with the Dallas/Fort Worth American Federation of Musicians Local 72-147. Community groups can apply for a spot on one of the three Community Stages through the Denton Festival Foundation – a link is provided below.
Bring your friends and family and enjoy the best of Denton – there is a new surprise awaiting you around each corner.