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7th annual Jazz Weekend to feature 27 live Jazz performances

Grammy Award Winning Saxophonist Frank Catalano performing at The House Pub for Jazz Weekend 2018. Catalano will headline once again this year at The Filling Station Grill & Pub on Thursday, Sept. 6 at 6 p.m. and at The House Pub on Friday, Sept. 7 , at 10 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 8 at 10 p.m. Catalano will also be performing on the 1st Street Plaza on Saturday, Sept. 8 at 4:30 p.m. Photo courtesy of – Frank Catalano

ST. CHARLES, IL– The Downtown St. Charles Partnership is excited to announce that the 7th Annual St. Charles Jazz Weekend is hosting free, live jazz music on Sept. 6-9  throughout Downtown St. Charles. There are 27 different performances set between 16 different venues for brunch, dinner and late night entertainment.

This year’s venues include: ROX City Grill, Francesca’s on the River, Baker Memorial United Methodist Church, The Filling Station Pub & Grill, The House Pub, McNally’s Traditional Irish Pub, First Street Plaza, Vintage 53 Wine Bar, The Wine Exchange, The Finery & Blacksmith Bar, Eden on the River and The Office Dining & Spirits. The venues will host many performances from jazz soloists, quintets and more that cover a range of jazz styles complementary for their in-house guests. Three-time Grammy Award winning saxophonist Frank Catalano will headline at The Filling Station Pub & Grill on Thursday evening and play again at The House Pub on Friday and Saturday evening.

Jenna Sawicki, Executive Director of the Downtown St. Charles Partnership, said she is excited for this year’s lineup.

“We are pleased to feature John Wojciechowski, Dana Hall and Frank Catalano,” Sawicki said.  “Our  new venues this year, such as Eden on the River, The Wine Exchange and Francesca’s on the River, are terrific, as well as the businesses that we have partnered with in the past like ROX City Grill, McNally’s Traditional Irish Pub, The Office and The House Pub.”

The Kane County Chronicle and Shaw Media have again partnered with the Downtown St. Charles Partnership for a weekend dedicated for jazz enthusiasts. This year, Sterling Bank is the Presenting Sponsor for St. Charles Jazz Weekend with Fox Valley Auto Group and The Arcada Theater as Gold Sponsors.

For the up-to-date schedule, venues and more, please visit Any questions can be directed to the Downtown St. Charles Partnership at 630-443-3967.