HarborPark Jazz, Rhythm & Blues Festival
2019 Festival Details
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AUGUST 17, 2019 @ CELEBRATION PLACE – KENOSHA, WI
56TH & ITALIANA CIRCLE, KENOSHA, WI (FORMERLY FISHERMAN CIRCLE)
Lawn tickets $35 at the gate
Rain or shine event. Kids 10 & under receive FREE admission.
Gates open @ 12:30PM. Music runs from 2:30-9:30PM.
Jack Andrea’s Cafe & Gifts
Tenuta’s Deli & Liquors
Kenosha Community Foundation
Lawn (General) Admission
Food options from local area restaurants & beverages will be available for purchase on the festival grounds. Beverages include beer, wine, soft drinks & bottled water.
Texas Roadhouse VIP Lounge
Tickets include concert admission & access to the Texas Roadhouse VIP Lounge w/ complimentary food options. Cheese & fruit trays will be available from 2:30-4:30PM. VIP Dinner will be ready & available from 5:30-7:30PM. VIP menu options include: “Fall off the Bone” Ribs, BBQ Chicken Breast & Sirloin Beef Tips (w/ beef-based gravy). Side menu options include: Corn, Seasoned Rice, Green Beans, Tossed Salad (w/ Ranch or Italian dressing) & Rolls (w/ butter).
Guidelines & Safety
All ticket sales are final. Entertainment line-up is subject to change. Pursuant to WI Statute Section 125.32 6A, ALCOHOLIC CARRY-INS ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED. ALL ALCOHOLIC CARRY-INS WILL BE CONFISCATED. Free Parking available, however tailgating is not permitted in the vehicle parking areas of the park. All Pets must be leashed.
Please do not bring the following prohibited items: 1.) weapons 2.) flash cameras 3.) audio/video recording devices. Management reserves the right to inspect/search all persons, packages & bags entering the premises. Fold-out chairs & blankets may be brought onto the festival grounds, however no tents or large umbrellas are allowed, except in the designated area.
All attendees will be allowed to leave the festival site & return. If returning, you will be required to show your ticket stub & hand stamp for re-admission.
ALL NEW ARTS & CRAFTS VILLAGE!
Starts @ 12:30PM
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.
Starts @ 1:15PM
Meet Culinary coach Chef Danielle Weybright, Executive Chef of Grease & Honey Restaurant Group, at the BEST Chicken Cook-off competition between the Kenosha Firefighters Local 414 & Racine Firefighters Local 321. Come witness the BATTLE for the BEST Firehouse Chefs in SE Wisconsin & taste some succulent side dishes.
Who Will Claim the Cooking Studio Crown?
You Be the Judge!
SILENT AUCTION & WINE PULL RAFFLE
Play for a Chance to Win Various Prizes & Top-Notch Wines
Londonhouse Chicago Curio Collection
Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago Cubs Game Package
Other exciting items include a Milwaukee River Cruise, Golf Outing & Chicago Sports Package!
REGGAE • 2:30PM
Since its inception Natty Nation has issued five uncompromising studio albums along with a string of epiphanic live albums. The group has received a Wisconsin Area Music Industry award for best world artist, and to date Natty Nation has earned 31 Madison Area Music Association awards, including artist of the year, ensemble vocals, world album, and for nine years running world performer of the year.
(W/ JOE JORDAN)
R&B • 4PM
Christopher’s Project is led by three-time winner of “Showtime At the Apollo”, Chris Pipkin (saxophone). A melting pot of musical styles, the band has opened for legendary acts such as George Benson, The Temptations and The Isley Brothers.
NORA JEAN BRUSO BLUES BAND
BLUES • 5:45PM
Nora Jean is all about love. When asked why she sings the blues, she used the word love three times. “I love to share the love God put in me…I love to express my story in [the] songs of my life.” And when asked why she recorded Good Blues, her new CD, there was that word again: “I put in my songs what is inside of me: love.”
SAXOPHONIST • 7:30PM
Paul Taylor has been a groundbreaking force among the sax elite in the genre since his hit 1995 debut On The Horn.
His 2014 #1 hit “Supernova” continued the exhilarating upswing he has been enjoying since he started his second decade as an artist with Ladies’ Choice (2007) – his first ever #1 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Albums Chart. “Burnin’,” the title track from his 2009 album, hit #1 on the airplay charts, and “Push To Start” from Prime Time (2011), hit the pole position on the Smooth Jazz Songs chart. Prime Time further lived up to its colorful name by reaching the Top Ten on the Billboard Jazz Albums chart.
After over ten albums of non-stop hit making, thousands of charismatic performances worldwide and years of setting new standards for the sonic possibilities of contemporary urban jazz, Paul Taylor’s still got his antenna up – ready to pounce on, absorb and be inspired by every vibe he hears that’s fresh, hip and edgy. Now, with Countdown, he’s blasting off into the next phase of his career, excited about the road ahead!
This is a distinctive, enjoyable event, to which I look forward every year. It is philanthropic fun at its best…
How often is one afforded the privilege of attending the performance of nationally renowned musicians whilst contributing to perhaps the worthiest of causes—the education of youth!”
We’ve been attending HarborPark Jazz since the start of the festival…
The venue on the Lake front is great! We love the family-friendly environment, along with the great lineup of local and nationally known musicians. We look forward to this year’s event with saxophonist, Paul Taylor!”
Derrelle & Adelene Green
It’s always a great time bringing my friends and family to the HarborPark Jazz Fest…
The Lakefront is absolutely beautiful, the ease of parking and of course – listening to the great music while tasting various types of food is the highlight!”
Dr. Michael Guthrie
The lakefront location provides an incredible backdrop to enjoy with the music…
It also makes it convenient for residents from both Illinois and Wisconsin to attend!”
The HarborPark Jazz, Rhythm & Blues Festival offers a chance for all jazz fans to experience some of our nation’s top performers, in a well-run and organized festival atmosphere.”
Chicago Jazz Magazine
It’s the perfect combination of fantastic music…
The HarborPark Jazz, Rhythm & Blues Festival is a great way for families and friends to enjoy the summer!”
HarborPark Jazz, Rhythm & Blues Festival is produced by the volunteer efforts of the Mary Lou & Arthur F. Mahone Fund, a non-profit organization. All proceeds benefit the Mahone Fund initiatives.