Press Application

Thank you for your interest in I.E. Jazz Experience 2020!

To apply for a MEDIA or PHOTO pass, please read the guidelines below and click the button to proceed to the Official Application Form. Please remember this is only a request, and it may not be approved. Applications are one per person. Each person from your outlet must fill out their own application.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY August 28th, 2020. We cannot review or consider applications received after this date. You will be notified of your application status by September 1st, 2020. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

In order to be considered for MEDIA or PHOTO credentials, you MUST BE ON ASSIGNMENT with coverage secured. Every assignment will be verified with an editor.

Please note: The MEDIA pass offers access into the festival and into the press lounge. The PHOTO pass offers access into the festival, the press lounge and the photo pits at the combined discretion of I.E. Jazz Experience and the bands.


BLOGS/ONLINE: Please help us by providing detailed information about your website and your coverage plans.

FREELANCE PRINT MEDIA: All attending media MUST be on assignment with coverage secured. We will be contacting your editor to confirm your assignment upon submitting your application.


PHOTOGRAPHERS ON ASSIGNMENT: Photo passes are limited. Any photographer wishing to apply for a PHOTO pass must be on an editorial assignment. We will only credential photographers with SLR, detachable lens cameras. Point-and-shoot cameras will not be permitted in the photo pits, a policy enforced by security.

RADIO/COLLEGE PAPER PHOTOGRAPHERS: Photo passes for radio and college photographers are limited.

PORTFOLIO WORK: Requests for credentials for personal portfolios will not be approved. We are only able to consider photographers who are on confirmed editorial assignments.


RADIO STATIONS: Please be as specific as possible about your coverage plans, and any on-site broadcasting you wish to do.


FILMING IS NOT ALLOWED without direct pre-approval from the Brian Cochran Events prior to the festival. Of those approved, video camera use is restricted to the press lounge and on-site with an escort from the festival. You will be required to request escort time in advance of the festival. Filming of performances is prohibited.

All applicants will be contacted with confirmation or denial of the request.

Thank you in advance for your time and we appreciate your interest!