Jazz in the Woods
Corporate Woods Founders Park
Culture and music have always been intertwined. Experience it for yourself at Jazz in the Woods, a two-day showcase of local culture and the arts. Established in 1989, Jazz in the Woods, highlights the best the Kansas City area has to offer in live music, food and entertainment.
The lineup for the 28th annual Jazz in the Woods features six acts that promise to entertain the entire family. Friday night features the Contemporary Jazz band DOTSERO, a past Soul Blues Artist Of The Year winner, R&B vocalist Curtis Salgado and Americana and Celtic folk rock band The Elders. Saturday evening features Smooth Jazz Saxophonist Steve Cole, soul, funk and R&B band Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal, and The reigning merchant of Soul Jazz, Richard Elliot.
In addition to the fantastic musical line-up, the 28th Annual Jazz in the Woods will feature a children’s play area, a beer garden, numerous BBQ and other food vendors, additional vendor booths from a variety of industries, and corporate tents that allow groups to entertain clients, employees, families and friends.
Organized and produced by the Overland Park South Rotary Club, all net proceeds, including the $5 festival entry fee, will go towards supporting local children’s charities. As part of the club’s “Service Above Self” motto, 100% of net proceeds of this year's event will go to benefit Growing Futures, Sunflower House and the Future of Hope Fund. Since the event’s inception, it has contributed more than $1,500,000 to charities in the greater Kansas City area.