Love live music and a picturesque setting? Don't miss central Wisconsin's largest Jazz Festival as it returns to the Stevens Point Area this Labor Day weekend! Before you head out to the Riverfront Jazz Festival, here are the five things you need to know.


Riverfront Jazz Festival is FREE 

This family-friendly event is free to attend, thanks to generous area businesses and individual sponsors! Want to help ensure the event continues? Click here to donate and support the festival's continued growth! 

Held Labor Day Weekend

The Riverfront Jazz Festival is held on Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day Weekend in the Stevens Point Area. Save the date to join the fun each year at this two-day fun-filled festival, recognized as central Wisconsin's largest free Jazz Festival! 

When: Saturday, September 2 and Sunday, September 3 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 
Where: ​Pfiffner Pioneer Park (along Wisconsin River off Hwy. 66 W)
Want more: Learn more about the Riverfront Jazz Festival here.

Six Acts Take the Stage

Before you head out, be sure to check out the live music lineup. Six immensely talented live acts will be featured at the festival.

Sat. 3pm-4:30pm: John Greiner's Four Brothers
Sat. 5pm-6:30pm: Tony Castaneda Latin Jazz Sextet
Sat. 7pm-8:30pm: Ben Wendel Group
Sun. 3pm-4:30pm: UWSP Faculty Jazz Sextet
Sun. 5pm-6:30pm: Daddio
Sun. 7pm-8:30pm: Ryan Keberle & Catharsis

Learn more about the artists featured for the Riverfront Jazz Festival this year, and check out the scheduled line-up.

Enjoy Live Music & a River View

The Riverfront Jazz Festival in the Stevens Point Area welcomes more than 5,000 music-lovers to the shores of the Wisconsin River for the weekend of a spectrum of jazz music, from instrumental to vocal, single piano to big band to small group, Latin to straight-ahead to contemporary. Music sure to please all jazz lovers! in addition to promoting the involvement, advancement, and enjoyment of jazz-based music in the community!

  • Bring chairs and blankets (and umbrellas to keep the rain away)
  • Bring a picnic or enjoy some of the great food available for purchase on-site.
  • Relax and enjoy the show!

Jazz Fest Gives Back to the Community

The festival started in 2004 and has continued to grow over the years. Originally, known as the Stevens Point Jazz Festival, it was created to raise funds for the UWSP Jazz Music Program (over $30,000 has been raised so far!), promote local talent, and bring the community together. 

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