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Main Venue


The first stand-alone structure in the USA built specifically for jazz, the SFJAZZ Center was designed by award-winning San Francisco architect Mark Cavagnero, who worked with acoustician Sam Berkow and theater designer Len Auerbach to create a main performance space with the acoustic quality of a great concert hall and the relaxed intimacy of a jazz club.

Getting there

SFJAZZ Center is located at 201 Franklin St. (at the corner of Franklin and Fell streets) in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley neighbourhood.

It is easily accessible from Muni Metro (Van Ness or Civic Center stations) and BART (Civic Center station). Check out other recommended transport options here.

Parking – Parking is available near the venue at these locations. Please don't leave valuables in your vehicle.

Safety first – As with any major city San Francisco has issues with crime. If you don't want to walk several blocks to a bus or BART station then taxi's, Uber and Lyft are all readily available options. Please stay alert and consider avoiding the areas around Tenderloin and the Mission District - especially at night.

Hotels – If you are visiting from afar and need a place to stay check out these options...

Kimpton Hotel Enso

Inspired by the surrounding Japantown neighbourhood, Kimpton Enso Hotel offers a sense of quiet amid the hustle and bustle of the city.

$240 per night and SFJAZZ supporters receive 15% off of best available rates.

The Laurel Inn

Boutique Hotel Near Presidio of San Francisco & Golden Gate Park. Nestled in San Francisco’s prestigious Pacific Heights neighbourhood.

$280 per night

Hotel Kabuki

Boutique Japantown hotel located near the legendary Fillmore district

$330 per night

Handlery Union Square Hotel

In the centre of Union Square, The Handlery Union Square Hotel blends the timelessness and charm of historic San Francisco with modern character and comfort.

$190 per night

Hotel Zeppelin

A bold, bohemian salute to the rebels, revolutionaries, and rock ‘n rollers who shaped the San Francisco we know and love.

$173 per night

We hope you enjoy all that San Francisco has to offer during your visit. Once the conference is all wrapped up we're looking forward to checking out some of these recommendations from Time Out ourselves. (Mmmm... donuts!)

201, Franklin Street

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