The 11th Annual St. Charles Jazz Weekend, September 8-11, will feature over 25 different performances taking place at 17 different venues.
These performances will feature jazz soloists, big bands, etc., who will cover a variety of jazz styles. The music festival is presented by St. Charles Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram.
Venues participating in this year’s Jazz Weekend include: Arcada Theatre, Filling Station Pub and Grill, Eden Restaurants and Events, McNally Irish Pub and Kitchen, 116 Gallery, Wine Exchange , the Baker Community Center, Pollyanna Brewing Co., The Office Restaurants and Liquors, The Graceful Ordinary, St. Charles History Museum, Jeans and a Cute Top Shop, First Street Plaza, The Pep Line, ROX City Grill and Club Pilates.
Notable Jazz Weekend performances include Grammy-winning saxophonist Frank Catalano at the Filling Station Pub & Grill on Thursday, September 8; the St. Charles North Jazz Workshop with Grammy-nominated trumpeter Victor Garcia at First Street Plaza on Sunday, September 10.
Renowned jazz pianist Jeremy Kahn and the Chicago All-Stars with a ticketed performance at the Baker Community Center at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, September 9. Tickets cost $30 to $35. For online ticketing, visit www.NorrisCulturalArts.com.
Sign up for the St. Charles Park District Sip & Stroll at Mount St. Mary Park on Saturday. Participating restaurants and businesses will be strategically placed throughout the park so you can enjoy a leisurely stroll admiring the changing seasons in the outdoor arboretum, listening to live music, viewing artwork art in the sculpture exhibition and tasting local libations. Sign up for the time slots: 3 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. This is for ages 21 and up. Participating companies include: 93 Octane, D&G, Pollyanna Brewing Co., Riverlands Brewing Co., The Wine Exchange, Kuiper’s Family Farm, Billy Bricks, Gia Mia and Penrose. The cost is $35 per person.
Jenna Sawicki, executive director of the St. Charles Business Alliance, said she looks forward to this year’s Jazz Weekend.
“We hope everyone has the chance to come and listen to great music and also support local businesses,” Sawicki said.
Other sponsors of this year’s Jazz Weekend include McGrath Honda of St. Charles, Comcast, Audi Exchange of St. Charles, Pollyanna Brewing & Distilling, 90.9FM WDCB, Reams Meat Market, Chicago Jazz Magazine, West Chicago Signarama , Onesti Entertainment, Kane County Magazine, West Valley Graphics and the St. Charles Park District.
To see the full performance schedule and more, visit www.stcjazzweekend.com.
Any questions regarding Jazz Weekend can be directed to the St. Charles Business Alliance at (630) 443-3967.