Every third Saturday in September, the Kenny Kent Lexus Jazz and Wine Festival is held in the heart of Evansville’s Downtown on Main Street. Now, in its ninth year, the festival brings in local musicians, wineries, and restaurants for the community to enjoy. The festival, held Sept. 17 this year, showcases non-stop entertainment on three stages featuring 13 jazz bands and several street musicians performing in between sets. In addition to the live entertainment, 15 wineries and 16 restaurants will be in attendance.
“Holding an annual event like this Downtown for nine years speaks to the energy, creativity, and spirit of Evansville,” says Ann Almquist, committee chair on the Evansville Philharmonic Guild. The festival is produced by the Evansville Philharmonic Guild each year and proceeds go toward promoting education of the local youth in live orchestral music.
“When children experience the live orchestra for the first time, they are enthralled by the experience,” says Almquist. “The Guild appreciates the opportunity to bring that type of enjoyment to our local youth.
“Our festival has the total package and we enjoy bringing the whole community together to help us celebrate our mission,” she says.
For more information about the Kenny Kent Jazz and Wine Festival, call 812-425-5050 or visit evansvillejazzfest.com.