After rainout, Garden Gate jazz fest set for Saturday


HUNTINGBURG — Jazz will fill the air Saturday at Market Street Park.

The Garden Gate Jazz, Art, Wine & Craft Beer Festival will be held at the park, with its entrance at 309 E. Fourth St.

The festival was postponed from its April 22 date because of rainy weather.

Saturday’s festival will include area jazz artists performing from noon to 8 p.m. Featured artists include the Future of Jazz All-Star Big Band, the After Hours band, Hot Jive Stew and the Wade Baker Quintet. In between sets, the Cabin Fever band will perform.

Wine and craft beer samples and sales will start at noon.

The wineries that will be in attendance include Patoka Lake Winery of Birdseye, Monkey Hollow Winery of St. Meinrad, Best Vineyards of Goshen, Carousel Winery of Mitchell, Cedar Creek Winery of Martinsville, Ertel Cellars Winery of Batesvile, Madison County Winery of Markleville, Pepper Ridge Winery of Rockport, Rettig Hill Winery of Milan and Winzerwald Winery of Bristow.

Breweries that will be available at the fest include Schnitz Brewery & Pub of Jasper; St. Benedict’s Brew Works of Ferdinand; Carson’s Brewery of Evansville; Breckenridge of Littleton, Colorado; Dogfish Head Craft Brewery of Milton, Delaware; Quaff On! Brewing Company of Nashville; and Urban Chestnut Brewing Company of St. Louis.

Dubois County Suds Club homebrew club will also be on hand, providing samples only.

Those who want to sample wine and beer must purchase a sampling admission, which costs $15 and includes a commemorative glass. Craft beer pours will be available for $4 and wine will be available to purchase by the bottle. A person must be at least 21 to have samples. The general admission for adults who don’t want to sample is $5.

Along with jazz and drinks, the festival will include an arts market from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and the JazzedUp 10k/5k run/walk that is set to start on Fourth Street at 8:45 a.m. Proceeds from the run/walk will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.

No coolers, pets or tents are allowed at the Garden Gate Festival.

For more information about the festival, call the Huntingburg Chamber of Commerce at 812-683-5699.

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