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HarborPark Jazz, Rhythm & Blues Festival is one of Kenosha’s favorite music events and returns this year with a powerful mix of New Orleans style Jazz, straight ahead Jazz and true hometown Chicago Style Blues.
After a five-year hiatus, the Arts & Crafts Village returns to the HarborPark festival showcasing a broad mix of juried fine art, paintings, prints, photographs, sculpture, jewelry, handmade clothing, fine crafts and a lively art-making tent aimed at families with young children. Artisans will showcase their talent in a variety of mediums on the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan. Art pieces, prints and merchandise will be available for purchase. The Kenosha Art Association is partnering with the event to produce the Arts & Crafts Village.
Music Lineup & Schedule, straight from their website (times subject to change):
2:30 p.m.: Natty Nation opens the main stage with a Caribbean presentation of Reggae music. JAH Boogie and his band’s tight but fluid, rootsy but funky, beautiful but gritty, righteous but real vibration is clear to anyone listening on stereo or live in concert. It’s almost impossible not to dance at a Natty Nation show, where their message is simple: Spread the positive vibration!
4:00 p.m.: Milwaukee’s hottest R&B band Christopher’s Project with Joe (the Crooner) Jordan
5:45 p.m.: Nora Jean Bruso Blues Band
7:30 p.m.: Internationally-acclaimed saxophonist Paul Taylor will perform as the main evening act.
General admission lawn seats for the HarborPark Jazz, Rhythm & Blues Festival are $25 in advance or $35 at the gate. Texas Roadhouse VIP Lounge tickets are $85 each (includes concert ticket, food, complimentary beer and wine). Ticket outlets: Kenosha Community Foundation (600 52nd St #110), Tenuta’s Deli (3203 52nd St.), Andrea’s (2401 60th St.), and Brat Stop Cheese Mart (12304 75th St.). You can purchase tickets online here.
The HarborPark Jazz, Rhythm and Blues festival is produced by the volunteer efforts of the Mary Lou & Arthur F Mahone Fund, a non-profit organization. Alcoholic carry-ins are NOT permitted. All proceeds benefit their Career Exploration Organization scholarship program. The mission of the Mahone Fund is to provide educational opportunities for economically and academically deserving youth and to support healthy lifestyle initiatives in communities of color.
This takes place at Celebration Place in HarborPark, and is a rain or shine event. You can access HarborPark, which is right along the lake in downtown Kenosha, via Highways 32, 50, and 158. Downtown Kenosha is about eight miles east of I-41/94.
Kenosha HarborPark Jazz, Rhythm & Blues Festival Address:
HarborPark Celebration Place
5501 Ring Road
Kenosha, WI 53140