Bunny Berigan Jazz Jubilee in Fox Lake, WI
- Bunny Berigan Jazz Jubilee
In Fox Lake, WI on May 15, 16, 17
Some of the best Dixieland Jazz and Big Band Swing music in the nation will
take place in Fox Lake, WI on May 15, 16, 17 at this year's Bunny Berigan
Jazz Jubilee. Jazz musicians from all over Wisconsin and Illinois, plus
guest artists Bob Schulz and Bob Hirsch from California will converge on Fox
Lake for a weekend of uplifting, fun loving music.
The music will begin on Friday afternoon at 4:00 PM with a free concert
sponsored by "Moose" Mullin, mayor of Fox Lake and owner of Mullin's
Drive-In. It will take place on the lawn at the Drive-In and will consist
of a sampling of the music to be played all weekend.
Everyone can enjoy the music of the Bunny Berigan Memorial Band led by Rev.
Al Townsend with Don Chesebro of Wisconsin Rapids; and Bob Schulz and Bob
Hirsch, Wisconsin natives now living in California. The band line-up for
this year goes on to feature the Beal Street Jazz Band, Vagabond Reeds,
Larry Busch Big Band, Chicago Salty Dogs Jazz Band, Dixie Doodlers, Monday
Morning Dixie Band, and Beaver Dam High School Jazz Ensemble.
A new feature of the 2009 Jazz Jubilee will be wagon rides around the
community on Saturday morning, showing the childhood sites of Bunny's life.
This wonderful tour of Fox Lake will be made possible by the Dodge County
Antique Power Club and historians of Fox Lake, Bob Frank and Julie Flemming.
The public will be encouraged to come and see the "Fox Lake where Bunny grew
As always at this wonderful event there will be delicious food, a CD-Music
Store, available dance floor at both venues, special souvenirs and decorated
halls that will send all right into the "best of times with Dixieland Jazz".
For more information on this Dixieland Jazz event honoring the great Bunny
Berigan, contact call event coordinator Julie Flemming at 920-928-6094,
email to julieflemming@... </mc/compose?to=julieflemming@...>
or check the web at www.bunnyberiganjazzjubilee.com.
Rhonda K. Puntney
Youth Services and Special Needs Consultant
Lakeshores Library System
725 Cornerstone Crossing, Suite C
Waterford, WI 53185
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