Milwaukee, WI --
The 12th annual Kettle Moraine Jazz Festival (KMJF) at West Bend's Riverside Park Friday, Sept. 11 Saturday, Sept. 12, features more than international musicians. The festival will once again offer an array of mouth-watering fare for festival patrons.
Food vendors from around the area will serve delicious dishes, including Nachos Supreme, Italian Beef Sandwich, Seafood New Orleans, Chicken & Andouille Gumbo, and Peanut Butter Bliss Bars. Food and beverage items will include:
Timmer's: Garlic & Lime Shrimp (2 skewers), Shrimp Cocktail (1⁄2 pound), Nachos Supreme, Caprese Salad (fresh mozzarella, tomatoes and basil), Ham & Brie Lavosh (apricot butter and grainy mustard), and Parmesean Pitas with marinara sauce
The Riverside Brewery & Restaurant: Jack Daniels Steak Sandwich, Sicilian Burger, BBQ Rib Sandwich, Italian Beef Sandwich, Chicken Sandwich, and Chips
Wisconsin Machine Shed: Potato Soup, Spinach & Artichoke Dip with Pita Bread, Coconut Shrimp with Mango Salsa, Bratwurst with Sauerkraut & Onions, Cheeseburger, Red Beans & Rice, Seafood New Orleans, Crab Rangoon, Vegetable Spring Rolls with Sweet & Sour Sauce, Chicken & Andouille Gumbo, Cebu Pork Lumpia with Pineapple Plum Relish, Chocolate Covered Bacon, and Fried Peanut Butter & Jelly
Sweet B's Bakery (From Scratch): Pecan Rum Bars, Flourless Mocha Cream Cheese Torte, Keylime Pie or Frozen Keylime Pie, Really, Really Fudgy Brownies, Peanut Butter Bliss Bar, Blondie Recipe #9, Ice Cream Sammies, Assorted Jumbo Gourmet Cookies
Laura's Gourmet Popcorn: Triple Mix (cheese, caramel & plain combo), Butter Popcorn, Plain Popcorn, Caramel Popcorn, Cheese Popcorn, and Licorice Rope
Imagine Coffee House and Catering: Hot Drinks (12 oz.): Espresso, Alterra Gourmet Coffee, Cappuccino, Latte, Mocha, Americano, Hot Cocoa, Hot Tea, Chai Tea, Caf Au Lait, Bull Frog, Carmel Royale, Mocha Blanco, and Apple Cider; Cold Drinks (16 oz.): Iced Coffee, Iced Cappuccino, Iced Latte, Iced Mocha, Iced Chai Tea, Brewed Iced Tea, Italian Soda, Apple Cider, Berry Booster Smoothie, White or Dark Chocolate Frappe (2 shots espresso), Espresso Shot, and Add a Flavor (Vanilla, Hazelnut, Carmel, Raspberry, English Toffee, and Sugar Free Vanilla)
In addition to the wide food selection, the festival will also feature an assortment of beers supplied by W.O.W. Distributing Company of Waukesha, including Miller Lite, Blue Moon, and Leinenkugel's Classic Amber.
There will be a variety of Angeline wines distributed by Martin Ray Winery available, including Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Noir, and Riesling.
Coca-Cola will serve Coke Classic, Diet Coke, Sprite, Coke Zero, Minute Maid Lemonade, Nestea Green Citrus Tea, and Dasani water.
The festival, which will once again feature internationally recognized jazz musicians and vocalists, is expected to draw more than 5,000 jazz lovers from all over the Midwest, particularly from Southeast Wisconsin and Northeast Illinois. The festival's entertainment line up is as follows:
Friday, September 11: 5:15PM: Craig Chaquico; 7:15PM: Warren Hill; 9:15PM: The Rippingtons featuring Russ Freeman.
Saturday, September 12: 1:00PM: Davina and the Vagabonds; 3:15PM: Najee; 5:45PM: Joyce Cooling; 8:15PM: Walter Beasley.
Two-day tickets are $125 and a one-day ticket is $75. Tickets may be purchased in a secure online environment at www.kmjazz.com or by calling the festival's toll-free information line at 1-877-271-6903. Consumers can also send a completed ticket order form available from the festival office or the event Web site with a check, money order, or credit card number to West Bend Sunrise Rotary Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 1087, West Bend, WI 53095. Tickets can also be purchased at the gate on each day of the festival.
In addition to music, the festival has tempting international cuisine, an arts marketplace where local and regional artisans display and sell their work, and interactive sponsor exhibits. Grounds are open on Friday from 4:30PM--11:30PM, and on Saturday from noon until 11:00PM.
In its history, the festival has contributed more than $335,000 to charitable groups in southeastern Wisconsin through the West Bend Sunrise Rotary Foundation. The Foundation has supported:
The Albrecht Free Clinic support free medical clinics
Columns, Inc. scholarship programs to local high school graduates
Lac Lawrann Barn Restoration
West Bend Library building construction
West Bend Parks and Recreation Department maintenance and expansion
West Bend Fire Department fire safety trailer
Kettle Moraine YMCA acquired equipment for a West Bend skate park
SafeZone Community Art Center provides an environment for children to develop their musical ability, including small group lessons, private tutoring lessons, and full band rehearsals each week, with periodic performances.
Hurricane Katrina Relief through the national Rotary Fund
Rides & Reins
KMJF sponsors include presenting sponsor West Bend Mutual Insurance; presenting media sponsor Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; major corporate sponsors Gordie Boucher Ford of West Bend, Hilton Garden Inn Milwaukee Park Place, Key Technical Solutions, Midwest Airlines, westbury bank, the West Bend Park, Recreation, and Forestry Department, and W.O.W. Distributing Company; media partners Smooth Jazz 106.9, TODAY'S TMJ4, and Conley Publishing Group; and corporate sponsors Coca-Cola, Cooper Power Systems, Roto-Graphic Printing, Ron Sonntag Public Relations, and West Bend Area Chamber of Commerce.
For more information, visit www.kmjazz.com or call the Kettle Moraine Jazz Festival's toll-free information line at 877-271-6903.