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Invites you to join Us For the 6th Annual 2017, South Bend Jazz Festival.

Mark your calendar for this fun event. September 23, 2017 at the Century Center –Great Hall or outside, weather permitting

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5TH ANNUAL South Bend Jazz Festival

Party on the island: August 20th

Century Center

Party to world class Jazz, Soul and Latin music performers, Savor craft brew from Crooked Ewe and great eats! Welcome to the 5th annual South Bend Jazz Festival, on the island at the Century Center.

We aimed to build a world class Jazz and Music festival here in South Bend, Indiana. We started outside the Morris Center, five years ago at Jon Hunt Plaza. This year we are excited to move to our new venue, the beautiful Century Center, on the Island. This is meant to be a fun event where you can meet your friends, and make new ones, while enjoying the breath taking view of the St. Joseph River, exciting music you haven't seen before, tantalizing food and brew!

From 4pm till 11pm enjoy our artists, chosen for their talent and energy to keep the party going and dazzle the jazz and music enthusiast.

This year vocalist and keyboardist Joe Mcbride is teamed with saxophonist Danny Lerman. They both entertain around the world and are combining for their first performance together.

If you like Santana, you'll love Rico, a top high energy latin, jazz and funk group that will propel you to move.

Kathy Kosins - vocalist extraordinaire, formerly with Was Not Was, performs her new album Uncovered Soul. You don't want to miss this.

The IUSB Jazz Ensemble (Big Band led by Bassist Darrel Tidaback)

The South Bend All Stars - features fantastic musicians living right here

  • Tamra Garrett - Operatic and Soul singer, has been featured with the South Bend Symphony
  • Kevin Scott Joiner - astounding singer and writer, shares his unique songs and vocals
  • Priscilla Phillips - Jazz and Soul Singer, a favorite for Michiana audiences
  • Mark Gamble - trumpet; great improviser and lead player
  • Jim Pickley - Piano; a top jazz player with many artists regionally

South Bend Jazz Festival Performance Schedule


Kids under 12 free - Gates open @ 3:30pm

Saturday, August 20th

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South Bend Jazz Festival2016 Tickets

Tickets are $15.00 available now ($18.00 at the door).

Children under 12 free

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Danny Lerman
Executive Producer

Ralph Lampkin

Denise Jordan Walker

For booking, sponsor or any other questions contact us at info@southbendjazzfestival.com.