St. Charles Jazz Weekend is back for 11th year Sept. 8-11

  • The St. Charles North Jazz Workshop performing at the First Street Plaza during the 2021 Jazz Weekend

    The St. Charles North Jazz Workshop performing at the First Street Plaza during the 2021 Jazz Weekend Courtesy of St. Charles Business Alliance

Updated 9/6/2022 10:43 AM

The 11th annual St. Charles Jazz Weekend on Sept. 8-11 will feature over 25 different performances taking place between 17 different venues.

These performances will feature jazz soloists, big bands, and more, which will cover a variety of jazz styles. The music festival is presented by St. Charles Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram.


The venues participating in this year's Jazz Weekend include: The Arcada Theatre, The Filling Station Pub & Grill, Eden Restaurants & Events, McNally's Irish Pub & Kitchen, 116 Gallery, The Wine Exchange, Baker Community Center, Pollyanna Brewing Co., The Office Dining & Spirits, The Graceful Ordinary, St. Charles History Museum, Jeans and a Cute Top Shop, First Street Plaza, The Pep Line, ROX City Grill, and Club Pilates.

Some notable performances during Jazz Weekend include Grammy-winning saxophonist Frank Catalano at the Filling Station Pub & Grill on Thursday, Sept. 8; the St. Charles North Jazz Workshop featuring Grammy-nominated trumpeter Victor Garcia at the First Street Plaza on Sunday, Sept. 10.

Renowned jazz pianist Jeremy Kahn and The Chicago All-Stars with a ticketed performance at the Baker Community Center at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9. Tickets are $30-$35. For online ticketing, visit

Sign up for St. Charles Park District's Sip & Stroll at Mount St. Mary Park on Saturday. Participating restaurants and businesses will be strategically placed throughout the park so you can enjoy a leisurely stroll admiring the change of seasons in the outdoor arboretum, listening to live music, viewing artwork in the sculpture exhibit, and sampling local libations. Sign up for time slots: 3, 3:30, 4 and 4:30 p.m. It is for age 21 or older. Participating businesses include: 93 Octane, D&G, Pollyanna Brewing Co., Riverlands Brewing Co., The Wine Exchange, Kuiper's Family Farm, Billy Bricks, Gia Mia, and Penrose. Cost is $35 per person.

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Jenna Sawicki, executive director of the St. Charles Business Alliance, said she is looking forward to this year's Jazz Weekend.

"We hope that everyone gets the chance to come out to listen to some great music, and to support the local businesses, as well," Sawicki said.

Other sponsors for this year's Jazz Weekend include McGrath Honda of St. Charles, Comcast, Audi Exchange of St. Charles, Pollyanna Brewing & Distilling, 90.9FM WDCB, Reams Meat Market, Chicago Jazz Magazine, West Chicago Signarama, Onesti Entertainment, Kane County Magazine, West Valley Graphics, and the St. Charles Park District.

To view the full performance schedule and more, visit

Any questions regarding Jazz Weekend can be directed to the St. Charles Business Alliance at (630) 443-3967.


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