Calling all hepcats, daddy-o's, and even squares - you're all invited to the 2024 Jazz Fest presented by WNIN. Forgive me if those terms don't mean anything to you - I found a jazz slang dictionary and I couldn't help myself. I'm fighting the urge to include even more terms in this article. Let's move on, shall we?

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Chris Berneking Productions

2024 WNIN Jazz Fest Details

Jazz Fest is happening on Saturday, July 20th, from 4pm-8pm at 2 Main Street (just outside the WNIN studio) in downtown Evansville. Admission is FREE and guests of all ages are invited - there will something for everyone, including food trucks, wine, inflatables, and amazing jazz from these talented acts.

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

There will also be a wine & beer garden for those who want to enjoy some adult beverages. Your $10 entry fee will get you a wine goblet to sample wine from regional winery booths. Wineries will also have bottles of wine to purchase.

Chris Berneking Productions
Chris Berneking Productions

Who Doesn't Love a Half-Pot Jackpot?!

WNIN has their own 50/50 raffle (up to $2,500) underway right now. Tickets are available to purchase at the WNIN office during normal business hours. Tickets are one 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 the Music

In addition to the great music, Jazz Fest guests can also enjoy food and drink options from the following Tri-State businesses:

  • C&W BBQ
  • Crumbl Cookies
  • Hymn & Herd Family Winery
  • Jayson Munoz Caters
  • Jeanne's Gelato on the Go
  • Neighbor's Burgers
  • Palate Junkies
  • Paradise Pizza

See How Downtown Evansville Has Changed Over the Years

I find looking back on the way things used to be fascinating. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad I'm living through the current time period. The conveniences of answering any question we have in seconds, or ordering practically anything we want or need and having it delivered to our doorstep is pretty sweet. But, there is something fun about seeing how things around us have evolved. As an Evansville native, and spending quite a bit of my time in downtown Evansville (that's where the station is located), I've always appreciated the older architecture of the buildings around the area. So, I dug into the Willard Library Archives to see how a few of those areas look now compared to then. Some have changed a little, others quite a bit, and a few don't even exist any more. Take a look.

Gallery Credit: Ryan O'Bryan

See Inside the Iconic Old Courthouse in Downtown Evansville

The Old Vanderburgh County Courthouse now houses multiple businesses and is the setting for weddings.


Gallery Credit: Liberty