Help Keep the Festival Free!

The Riverfront Jazz Festival is a FREE community experience enjoyed by thousands.

This year, we really need your help.

Click here to show your support on our crowdfunding page!

The Riverfront Jazz Festival began in 2004 with with over 2,000 people attending and became a two-day event in 2005.  The Riverfront Jazz Festival quickly became the largest jazz festival in Central Wisconsin.  Now in its 14th year, it continues to grow with an estimated 5,000 festival-goers.  We’ve presented artists such as Miguel Zenon, Tom Harrell, Benny Golson, Davina and the Vagabonds, and many others while raising thousands of dollars for the students of UWSP’s jazz program.

The Riverfront Jazz Festival experience provides our community with:

  1.  Local, regional, and internationally renowned jazz musicians
  2.  A gathering place for central Wisconsin to enjoy high quality music with diverse cuisine for a wonderful outdoor experience along the Wisconsin River.
  3.  Funds for the UW-Stevens Point Jazz Studies program

Your involvement is critical to our success.  We sincerely appreciate your support of this very special event!

-Riverfront Jazz Festival Board

Lee Ayers, Dave Bakken, Anne Schierl, Jennifer Bellmer, Mathew Buchman, Dale Emrick, David Henry, Gerry McKenna, and Bill Schierl