GEL SURPRISE: Glen Ellyn Jazz Fest Canceled

JAZZ FEST GLEN ELLYN PARTNERSHIP DISSOLVED

Press Release from the McAninch Arts Center:
For the past five years, a partnership including The McAninch Arts Center, WDCB Public Radio, White Space Design and The Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce has come together to present a day of great Chicago jazz, fine food and local brews in downtown Glen Ellyn.

We regret to inform fans of Jazz Fest Glen Ellyn that the partnership will not present a sixth annual Jazz Fest. The Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce has informed us of its intent to create a new event with an emphasis on raising funds for the Chamber.

We respect the Chamber’s decision and appreciate the work the Chamber does for our community. However, the remaining partners - The McAninch Arts Center (MAC), WDCB Public Radio, and White Space Design - do not support this new direction, which does not match the community service missions of the MAC and WDCB or the original intent of the event.

The three remaining partners have communicated our position to Glen Ellyn Village Manager Mark Franz and sincerely thank him for his efforts on behalf of Jazz Fest Glen Ellyn. We look forward to the possibility of working with the Village of Glen Ellyn in the future to bring back Jazz Fest Glen Ellyn.

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