Your Convenient Detroit Jazz Festival & Entertainment Transportation Is Here! Street Closures List and DPM Hours

Traveling Without Traffic in Downtown Detroit

You have a strategy for downtown parking, but want to grab a meal and see your favorite artists performing at three different Jazz Fest stages. Simple: travel without traffic on the Detroit People Mover (DPM).

JazzFest Related Street Closures

Here are some of the key street closures expected to be in effect:

Beginning 8:30 p.m. on August 29

  • Northbound Woodward Avenue from Larned to Monroe
  • Southbound and northbound Woodward between Campus Martus and State/Gratiot
  • Eastbound Monroe from Campus Martius to Farmer
  • Both sides of Cadillac Square from Campus Martius to Bates

Beginning 8 p.m. on August 30

  • Southbound Woodward from Michigan to Larned
  • Fort from Griswold to Woodward
  • Westbound Monroe from Farmer to Campus Martius
  • East and westbound Michigan between Griswold and Woodward

Beginning 10 a.m. on August 31

  • Congress between Bates and Griswold

Patrons are advised to park near one of the 13 People Mover stations and exit closest to the festival staging. Air-conditioned trains arrive every 4 minutes during special operating hours:

Friday, August 31                   6:30 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.

Saturday, September 1          9:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.

Sunday, September 2             11:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.

Monday, September 3           8:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.


To view the DPM system map and a directory of over 400 restaurants, businesses and venues, please visit  Please note that Times Square Station is currently accessible by escalator and stairway only; senior and disabled patrons are recommended to exit at Michigan or Grand Circus Park stations as alternatives.


Location Detroit People Mover Station  Distance
JP Morgan Chase Main Stage Cadillac Center Station(Gratiot & Library)Millender Center Station(Randolph & Jefferson Ave.)  1.5 Blocks2.5 Blocks
Mack Avenue Records Jazz Talk Tent(Woodward Near Congress) Financial District Station(Larned St., between Shelby and Griswold) 1.5 Blocks
Carhartt Amphitheatre Stage, Absopure Waterfront Stage & (Hart Plaza) Financial District Station 2.5 Blocks
Pyramid Stage / Jam Sessions at the Marriott Detroit Renaissance Center Renaissance Center Station 2 Blocks /3 Minutes



Detroit People Mover was constructed in 1987 as part of a planned, regional transportation system.  Fare is 75 cents per ride.  Any combination of U.S. nickels, dimes and quarters or one DPM token may be used for entry.  Tokens are available in all DPM stations. Children, ages five and under ride free.

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