Get ready for the 2024 WNIN Jazz Fest in Evansville!

Get ready for the 2024 WNIN Jazz Fest in Evansville!

Calling all hepcats, daddy-O’s, and even squares – you’re all invited to Jazz Fest 2024, presented by WNIN. Forgive me if these terms mean nothing to you – I found a jazz slang dictionary and couldn’t help myself. I’m fighting the urge to include even more terms in this article. Let’s move on, shall we?

Chris Berneking Productions

Chris Berneking Productions

Details about the WNIN Jazz Fest 2024

Jazz Fest will be held on Saturday, July 20th from 4:00pm-8:00pm at 2 Main Street (right in front of the WNIN studio) in downtown Evansville. Admission is FREE and guests of all ages are invited – there will be something for everyone including food trucks, wine, bounce houses and amazing jazz from these talented artists.

  • Bokeh Big Band
  • The Sidemen Trio
  • The Tom Drury Quartet
  • Monte Skelton & Friends

For those who enjoy alcoholic beverages, there is also a wine and beer garden. For your $10 admission fee, you will receive a wine goblet that you can use to sample wines from local wine stands. The wineries also offer bottled wine for purchase.

Chris Berneking Productions

Chris Berneking Productions

Who wouldn’t be happy about half a jackpot?!

WNIN is currently running its own 50/50 drawing (up to $2,500). Tickets can be purchased at the WNIN office during regular business hours. Tickets are available for 1 ticket for $5, 3 for $10, 20 for $20, 50 for $40, and 150 for $100. The winning ticket will be drawn and announced at Jazz Fest.

More than just music

In addition to great music, Jazz Fest guests can also enjoy food and drinks from the following companies across the tri-state area:

  • C&W BBQ
  • Streusel cookies
  • Hymn & Herd Family Winery
  • Jayson Munoz Caters
  • Jeanne’s Gelato on the go
  • Neighbor’s Burger
  • Taste bud junkies
  • Paradise Pizza

See how downtown Evansville has changed over the years

I find it fascinating to look back at things from the past. Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad I live in the present day. The conveniences of having every question answered in seconds or ordering virtually anything we want or need and having it delivered to our door are pretty nice. But it’s also fun to see how things have evolved around us. As an Evansville native who has spent a fair amount of time in downtown Evansville (that’s where the station is), I’ve always appreciated the older architecture of the buildings in the area. So I dug into the Willard Library Archives to see what some of these areas look like now compared to back then. Some have changed a little, some quite a lot, and some don’t even exist anymore. Check it out.

Gallery credit: Ryan O’Bryan

Check out the interior of the iconic old courthouse in downtown Evansville

The old Vanderburgh County Courthouse now houses several businesses and is a wedding venue.

Gallery Credits: Liberty