How do I buy online packages and single tickets for JAG’s 2020-2021 season?

It’s easy.  Go to and click on the EVENTS drop-down for single purchases or the PACKAGES drop-down to buy the full packages of Jazz at the Southern TheatreJazz at the Lincoln TheatrePBJ & Jazz, and the “I Want it All!” package that gives you access to all or our concerts and programs for the season, plus advance in-theatre purchase opportunities and discounts.

How do I use my credit from last season toward a purchase for this season?

Unfortunately, we are not able at this time to transfer last season’s credits held in your CAPA CBUSArts account over to the new platform.   While we continue to explore ways to integrate both systems, we ask that in the meantime you contact the CBUSArts Ticket Center to make arrangements to receive a refund for your credit amount or generously donate the amount to the Jazz Arts Group.

To contact the CBUSArts Ticket Center: 

Allison Walker, CAPA Shared Services Ticketing Specialist  (PREFERRED) or (614) 719-6766 

How do I buy the limited, socially distanced in-theatre seats for Jazz at the Southern Theatre and Jazz at the Lincoln Theatre?

Subscribers and purchasers of the Jazz at the Southern Theatre 4-show and the “I Want it All!” packages will receive a two-week priority opportunity to buy in-theatre seats plus receive a $25 discount on in-theatre tickets purchased for Southern Theatre concerts.  There will also be a similar two-week advance purchase opportunity for in-theatre seats at the Lincoln Theatre (without the $25 discount).

In-theatre tickets will go on-sale to the general public starting one-week in advance of the concert.  All in-theatre seats will be sold by the CBUSArts Ticket Center (39 East State Street) and at

Will I lose access to my regular subscription seats if I choose not to purchase any shows this season?

No!  We are holding your subscription seats so they’re available to you for the 2021-2022 season regardless of your purchasing decisions this season.

What if I still have tickets to last season’s Melissa Aldana Quartet concert?

The CBUSArts Ticket Center has converted your purchase to a credit.  Please contact the CBUSArts Ticket Center to arrange for a refund or donation.  As explained earlier, credits cannot at this time be electronically transferred from your CBUSArts account to the new account you will establish for

Education FAQ

What ages can attend PBJ & Jazz?

All ages! From infants, to toddlers, to parents, to grandparents, everyone has a great time!

Do you offer classes/camps for adults?

Yes, we do! Two of them include the Columbus Community Jazz Band and the Jazz Academy Adult Vocal Workshop. Check our education page for more info!

Where is the Jazz Academy located?

The Jazz Academy is located at 769 E. Long Street, Columbus, OH 43203. It is on the fourth floor of the Lincoln Theatre, and the entrance is through the double red doors.

Where can I park for programs taking place in the Jazz Academy?

You can park in the lot next to the Lincoln Theatre, or across the street in the fenced in lot. If both of those areas are full, you can park in the Broad Street Presbyterian Church lot off of Garfield Avenue.

When are auditions for the Youth Jazz program?

Auditions for the 2022-23 Youth Jazz Program will be held on Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, August 28th, 2022. Learn more about audition information here. Register for auditions here.

If I want to participate in a program but can’t afford it, are there scholarships available?

Yes, there are. Please fill out this form.

Is lunch provided during the summer camps?

No, it is not. You can either pack a lunch for your child, or there are a couple options within walking distance of the Jazz Academy.

JazZoo FAQ

How do I purchase a Table?

All table sales will now be handled by the Columbus Zoo. You may call the zoo at 1.800.MONKEYS (1.800.666.5397) or log on to their website and search under the “tickets” tab.

The table reservation includes a table for 8 with complimentary zoo admission for each guest, and an advanced catering option.

Will there be food options available?

Yes! Catering options are available for those who purchase a table. For single ticket buyers, the Zoo provides onsite food vendors.

All guests are allowed to bring in their own food, however bringing in your own alcohol is strictly prohibited and will be confiscated. Please note that beer and wine will be available for onsite purchase. For the safety of the animals no glass is permitted into the park.

What happens if there is rain?

If there is a cancellation due to rain, ticket buyers may exchange for either a subsequent JazZoo performance or for a Columbus Jazz Orchestra performance during its regular “Swingin’ with the CJO” series of concerts at the Southern Theatre.  Call (614) 294-5200.

How do I purchase tickets?

You can purchase tickets online at or call 1(800) MONKEYS. Tickets are $35. If you are a zoo member or CJO subscriber you may receive a discount, however these discounts do not apply day-of show. Tickets will be mailed out a week before the event or can be picked up at will call day of. All tickets serve as admission to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium day of.

PBJ & Jazz FAQ

How do I purchase tickets?

PBJ & Jazz at the Topiary Park Series is free to the public.

PBJ & Jazz at the Lincoln Theatre is $5 per person. For families of four or more there is $20 ticket. If you have a group of 8 or more please contact Jazz Arts Group directly at (614) 294 – 5200.

You can purchase tickets ahead of time at or you can purchase tickets at the door. We accept both cash and credit card.

Will there be food available?

PBJ & Jazz events at the Lincoln Theatre Ballroom provide peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, cookies and juice for the kids.

PBJ & Jazz at the Topiary Park does not provide food, instead make sure to bring your own blanket and picnic!

What is the rain location?

In the event of rain, all activities will be held inside the Columbus Metropolitan Library, adjacent to The Topiary Park, at 96 S. Grant Avenue in downtown Columbus.