Donor Levels

The Festival needs your financial support to continue in our mission to educate, entertain and inspire. With your generous gift, the Festival can continue to share and celebrate a truly American art-form of music. 

With an annual gift of $250 or more you become eligible to purchase tickets weeks before the general public in the premium seating sections where you will enjoy padded seats and additional leg room.

Big Band Members:
$250 - $499
  • Opportunity to buy Festival tickets in the premium seating sections before the general public (up to 2 tickets per night)
  • Recognition in the annual Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival program 
$500 - $999
  • Opportunity to buy Festival tickets in the premium seating section before the general public (up to 4 tickets per night)  
  • Recognition in the annual Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival program
$1,000 - $2,499
  • Opportunity to buy Festival tickets in the premium seating section before the general public (up to 6 tickets per night)
  • Recognition in the annual Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival program

Hamp's Medallion Society

$2,500 +

An annual gift of $2,500 or more entitles you to membership in Hamp’s Medallion Society where you receive special amenities, including assistance in acquiring lodging, access to the Club Room, parking passes, and the opportunity to lease your own private Sky Suite during Festival week.

Benefits of Membership:

  • Opportunity to buy festival tickets in the premium reserved seating sections on Friday and Saturday night before the general public.
    • Your choice of Club seating (up to 6 tickets per night), or front four rows of padded seating (up to 6 tickets per night) or exclusive Loge Section seating w/direct access to the Club Room (up to four tickets per night). Loge Seating is very limited.
  • Assistance in acquiring lodging (1 room in the Festival Headquarters Hotel) for the week of the festival
  • Enjoy four (4) “Special Guest Passes” that allow access to the Kibbie Dome’s exclusive Club Room
  • Opportunity to lease your own private Sky Suite for the Friday and Saturday evening concerts*
  • Two (2) parking passes which allow for parking in Lot 24 and all colored lots on campus, Wednesday through Saturday of Festival week.
  • Four (4) invitation to Friday evening’s Red Carnation reception and two non-transferable invitations to Saturday evening’s exclusive President’s Reception during festival week
  • Recognition as a donor at the Hamp’s Medallion Society Level in the Festival’s Official Program
  • Membership in the University of Idaho President's Circle (renewable on an annual basis)

*Each year, a limited number of Sky Suites are available for lease on Friday and Saturday night during jazz festival week. This exclusive opportunity is available only to members of Hamp’s Medallion Society.

Please contact the Executive Director Steven Remington at 208-885-5900 or stevenr@uidaho.edu for more information on membership in Hamp's Medallion Society.