Join us for three days of Jazz, Swing, and Dixieland favorites to honor one of the most prominent and charismatic trumpeters of all time, Bunny Berigan, in his hometown of Fox Lake, Wisconsin. Begun in 1973 as a single-day event, the festival has developed into a weekend celebration featuring musicians from across the country with fans traveling from around the world to partake in this jazz jubilee.
In addition to over 20 hours of musical entertainment, the event will feature a number of presentations on this amazing musician and his contributions to the world of jazz and swing.
The three-day music festival includes venues throughout the quaint city of Fox Lake … the local drive-in/carhop stand, Community Center, American Legion Hall and a service at Bunny’s gravesite. Make plans to join us as we honor the memory of this once-in-a-lifetime trumpeter whose talent has impacted the music industry for over 80 years.
Limited Seating – reserve your tickets now! (link to ticket purchase page)
Entertainers scheduled to appear during the weekend jazz jubilee*:
Bunny Berigan Memorial Band, led by the Rev. Al Townsend with guest stars Bob Schulz and Steve Lilley
Bob Schulz All-Stars
Barb City Stompers, led by John Skillman
The Kaye Berigan 5Tet, led by Bunny’s nephew, Kaye Berigan
The Vagabond Reeds, led by David MacGregor
Free Kick-off Concert on Friday, May 16th @ 4pm: Moose’s Root Beer Stand in Downtown Fox Lake – located at the intersection of Highways A and 33.
Tickets are available for purchase by session or full-weekend attendance. Seating is limited – purchase tickets now! (link this to the ticket sale page)
View the weekend line-up of musical entertainment, roundtable discussions, biographical presentations, and related demonstrations. (link to the agenda page)
Meet the past recipients of the Bunny Berigan Foundation Scholarship. Monies awarded have honored students from Dodge County who are interested in pursuing a musical career. (link to the Bunny Berigan Foundation Scholarship Winners).
The Bunny Berigan Jazz Jubilee is a registered 501c3 tax-exempt nonprofit organization.