Jazz In The ParkSunday, June 23rd
7:00 p.m. Riverside Park
Rain Site: Cavalier Theater (5th and State)
Big Band Street DanceFriday, July 12th
The street dance takes place on the 100 Block of King Street in front of the Pump House, The Wine Guyz, and Piggy's!
Riverside Jazz PartySunday, July 21st
5:00 p.m. Riverside Park
Acclaimed trumpeter and Broadway actor/singer Byron Stripling!
Rain Site: Weber Center for the Performing Arts (Front and King St.)
The La Crosse Jazz Orchestra (LJO), directed by Greg Balfany, is Western Wisconsin's only jazz repertory orchestra and was formed in 1972 to perform "Jazz On A Sunday Afternoon" for the Great River Festival of the Arts Summer Concert Series. The band has continued that tradition and during the last decade has assumed a much larger role performing both concert, dance, and festival series throughout the Coulee Region and at Jazz Festivals both locally and elsewhere. The band has backed up such luminaries as Bob Hope, Melissa Manchester, Randy Brecker, Frank Wess, Red Skelton, Red Holloway, Ed Shaughnessy, Bob Mintzer, Curtis Fuller, Kurt Elling, Bobbi Wilson, Sunny Wilkenson, and Clark Terry.