Yes! It is free for all children 12 & under to attend the festival. Any students can purchase a discounted tickets for Saturday's event. 


Friday, 
Aug. 17th

Clemens Center

Elmira, NY


Friday, 
Aug. 17th

Clemens Center

Elmira, NY

The team from the CFJP Bisto would be happy to set up and tent, seating area, and catering for your large group, business, or organization to sit back, relax, and enjoy the show. For more information on pricing, menus and availability, please contact Anita Lewis at 607-734-6174 ext. 232 or alewis@cseop.org. 

Is the Ferrario Southern Tier Jazz Festival a family-friendly event?

Where is the festival held on Saturday, August 18th?

As the Ferrario Southern Tier Jazz festival serves as the largest fundraiser for EOP, we deeply appreciate the support of our sponsors to cover the operational costs. For more information on sponsorship opportunities or group ticket sales, please contact Anita Lewis at 607-734-6174 ext. 232 or alewis@cseop.org. 

Are there seating and catering options for groups, businesses, or organizations?

The Ferrario Southern Tier Jazz Festival is an outdoor event held rain or shine. Our planning and operations team keeps a close eye on the forecast for the weekend. In the event of a major storm, Saturday's concert will move indoors to the Ernie Davis Community Center at the Economic Opportunity Program. The address for the Ernie Davis Community Center is 350 E 5th St, Elmira, NY 14901.  

All non-service animals are not allowed at the festival.

While there will be food and drinks available for purchase at the event, you are allowed to bring your own food and beverages. Coolers are allowed but are subject to inspection by volunteers at the entrance to the festival. For your health and safety, no glassware or bottles is allowed. Abiding by age and legal limits, alcoholic beverages are allowed. 

Where do the proceeds from the festival go?

Is the pre-show reception on Friday Night open to everyone? Do I have to buy a separate ticket?

 All proceeds from the event go to supporting EOP's community and economic development in Chemung and Schuyler Counties.

On Saturday, the festival moves outside (rain or shine) to Thorne Street Park in Horseheads, NY. The park is located at 504 Thorne St, Horseheads, NY 14845.

Where is the festival held on Friday, August 17th?

Everyone is welcome to attend the pre-show reception and cocktail hour. The event is included in the price of your ticket. The reception will be catered with hors-d'oeuvres by EOP's Community Food For Jobs Program (CFJP) Bistro. There will be wine, beer, and refreshments available for purchase. 

Am I allowed to bring food and beverages to the festival on Saturday?

Are my tickets refundable?

Yes, there will be designated seating areas for you to set up. 

Frequently Asked Questions

The festival begins at the Clemens Center in Elmira, NY. The Clemens Center is located at 207 Clemens Center Parkway, Elmira, New York

Are pets allowed?

Can I bring a canopy to sit under outside?

What happens with the festival is there is bad weather?

Are there opportunities to sponsor the festival?

No, tickets for the festival are non-refundable.