HarborPark Jazz, Rhythm & Blues Festival

August 18, 2018

Gates open at 12:45 p.m. The festival kicks off at 1:15 p.m.
HarborPark Jazz, Rhythm & Blues Festival

The HarborPark Jazz Rhythm & Blues festival, one of Kenosha's most festive lakefront music events, returns with two powerful iconic groups ready to bring waves to our beautiful Lakefront. The Jazz headliner is the Lao Tizer Band featuring guitarist, Chieli Minucci; saxophonist, Eric Marienthal; and violinist Karen Briggs. The Blues headliner is Chicago’s very own top guitarist, Wayne Baker Brooks, son of the late blues master Lonnie Brooks. The remaining two performance slots are still to be announced.

The festival kicks off at 1:15 p.m. with the popular “Cooking Studio”, an interactive Chef demonstration. The Cooking Studio allows the gourmet foodie and aspiring cooks a gorgeous lakefront atmosphere to learn the tricks of the trade in a mock Kitchen environment.

Besides listening to quality music throughout the day, patrons will be able to purchase raffle tickets and participate in the very popular silent auction and “Wine Pull” raffle, giving supporters the opportunity of winning top quality bottles of wines.

Tickets go on sale June 22 at Tenuta's Delicatessen & Liquors, Jack Andrea, and the Kenosha Community Foundation office, or visit the listed website to receive $5 online discount. General admission lawn seats are $25 in advance and $35 at the gate. The Texas Roadhouse VIP tickets are $85 (includes concert ticket, food, complimentary beer and wine).

All proceeds benefit the Mahone Fund. The mission is to provide educational opportunities for economically and academically deserving youth and to support healthy lifestyle initiatives in communities of color.