30th Anniversary Institute Jazz Festival features a NEW location, NEW time, and a band featuring some of the hottest young talent in jazz!
With a fabulous new location, the jazz festival continues to spotlight top professional artists each year that light up the outdoor stage with hot summer jazz.
This year’s headliner is trumpet player and singer, Benny Benack III, rising star on the jazz scene. Plus, guitarist Paul Bollenback returns—Paul has missed only a handful of our 30 years of jazz! The band also includes Alexander Claffy (bass), and Byron Landham (drums). See the full lineup with musician bios here.
The Jazz Festival will be at The Wharf, a beautiful, park-like property at 10141 Wharf Road, just 2.5 miles from downtown Waynesboro, Pa.
As always, the concert is offered free to the public. In case of rain, the concert will take place at an indoor area at the same location.
We are moving to a NEW location, a NEW time, and featuring some of the hottest young musicians in jazz. Benny Benack and Alexander Claffy are both major talents and are going to be big stars in the jazz world. We are thrilled to have jazz masters Paul Bollenback and Byron Landham back to round out this incredible quartet!”
To add to the celebration this year, the Pretzel Spot Café food truck will be on site and BYOB will be permitted.
Parking is available on the property. Those attending are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets, and picnics are welcome. As in the past, cold water will be available free to all attendees.
The Institute at Renfrew’s 29th annual jazz festival spotlights stellar performing artists that light up the outdoor stage with hot summer jazz. An informal question and answer period follows the show. Free and open to the public. In order to ensure the safety of attendees, band members and our staff, safety protocols will be implemented in accordance with the Green Phase of Pennsylvania’s reopening plan, and that of the venue, Renfrew Museum and Park. Appropriate distancing (6 feet) is required between household/family groups. Mask use is required when appropriate distancing is not possible.
On the lawn behind the Renfrew Museum house. In case of rain, the concert will be privately recorded and filmed for later viewing. This year’s concert features an all-star quintet with Eric Alexander (tenor sax), Jeremy Pelt (trumpet), Pat Bianchi (organ), Paul Bollenback (guitar), and Byron Landham (drums).
“Each of these artists is an internationally renowned jazz musician,” said event organizer, Andrew Sussman. “This concert is an opportunity to hear these stellar jazz artists for free in beautiful Renfrew Park!”
Due to COVID-19, JazzFest 2020 is limited attendance with pre-registration.
** New for 2020-The jazz Festival will be livestreamed! You can enjoy the Jazz Fest at Main Street Park, you can also watch the Jazz Fest from home, or anywhere with WiFi. (In case of rain, outdoor events will be cancelled but concert will still be livestreamed!). Livestream link available at 2:00 PM: On Facebook – or instituteatrenfrew.org