Paper tickets available at:

Henry’s Jewelry & Giftware (4909 Dorr St, Toledo, OH 43615)

 All Star Music (2025 S Byrne Rd, Toledo, OH 43614)
Powell’s Beauty & Barber Supplies (901 Nebraska Ave, Toledo, OH 43607)

General Admission:
Advance  |  $20 at-the-gate  |  Children 12 and under – Free

Bring your lawn chairs—enjoy good food, lots of vendors & great jazz!!!

All attendees within the 1st hour will receive one (1)
FREE Raffle Ticket 
for a chance to win two (2) round-trip plane tickets to Florida!
~ Courtesy of the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority ~

100% of the raffle proceeds will benefit the Great Lakes Jazz Festival Scholarship
that funds music lessons & instruments to children.
~ Co-Sponsored by BeInstrumental Foundation ~

Festival Location

We have secured an indoor "rain location" to ensure that the festival continues "rain or shine"

Festival Location
2205 Kenwood Blvd., Toledo, OH 43606

Alternative Location (in case of rain):
Franciscan Center of Lourdes University

6832 Convent Blvd, Sylvania, OH 43560

Our Sponsors

A Special "Thank You"

Special “Thank You” to the City of Toledo
for allowing us to host & grow our community jazz festival
at the historic Ottawa Park Amphitheater. We could not have found a more beautiful location.

In-Kind Sponsors

About Us

The Great Lakes Jazz Festival is organized by the H-Factor Jazz Enthusiast Club whose mission is to bring free and low-cost jazz entertainment to the Toledo-area, year-round. The goal of our community jazz festival is to provide an open air, family friendly event for visitors to rediscover the beauty of Ottawa Parks’ historic amphitheater, remember the rich heritage of jazz in Toledo and celebrate live music performances by local, regional and national jazz artists.

The H-Factor Jazz Enthusiast Club was founded by Hugh Ross, Jr., former host of the H-Factor Jazz Show, on the University of Toledos’ student radio station, 88.3fm. Toledo-area jazz lovers would call, during his show, and request songs, reminisce about Toledo’s rich jazz history, and talk to him about the need to have live jazz return to Toledo. As a result, Hugh started hosting weekly jazz events throughout the community in local restaurants and clubs. The H-Factor “Jazz In The Park” Series, at Ottawa Park Amphitheater started small and grew into the Great Lakes Jazz Festival. Along the way, jazz lovers joined in to help raise funds, plan and promote – forming the H-Factor Jazz Enthusiast Club.

Beginning at the University of Toledo’s student radio station, the H-Factor Jazz Show is now online 24/7 across the United States, with free apps available for both Androids and Apple devices.

Starting from humble beginnings, the Great Lakes Jazz Festival is growing in popularity and has established itself as a popular community festival.

For further information, please email:
or call 419-309-2401 

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