The HarborPark Jazz Rhythm & Blues Festival takes place on Saturday August 20th at HarborPark Celebration Place in Kenosha, WI featuring saxophonist Richard Elliot. Other performers include Chicago's very own the Mike Wheeler Band, Lady A and Chicago DJ Tony Lane and his "Steppin For Academic Excellence".
The festival also features a "Cookin Studio" where gourmet foodies and aspiring cooks get tips from some of the area's top chefs, arts and craft vendors and much more. Past performances have included national and regional artists such as Paul Taylor, Ramsey Lewis, Alex Bugnon, Nick Colionne, Len Rainey and the Midnight Players, Spyro Gyra, Nelson Rangell, Euge Groove, Eric Marienthal, and David Benoit, just to name a few.
About the Mary Lou and Arthur F. Mahone Fund
The HarborPark Jazz Rhythm & Blues Festival is the major fundraiser for the Mary Lou and Arthur F. Mahone Fund, which was created in 1999 to perpetuate the legacy of two dynamic change agents in the Kenosha area. While possessing different leadership styles, both Mary Lou and Arthur were the most influential couple advocating for social justice in Kenosha. They were married 51 years and raised nine children. The mission of the organization is to provide educational opportunities for economically and academically deserving youth, while supporting healthy lifestyle initiatives in communities of color. The Mary Lou and Arthur F. Mahone Fund are a component of the Kenosha Community Foundation.