Win two tickets to either the Friday or Saturday headliner concert OR two 52nd Street wristbands

Headliner Concerts: The Eau Claire Regional Arts Center: State Theatre

  • Friday April 21 at 7:30pm
  • Saturday, April 22nd at 7:00pm

2017 Headliner Performers:

  • Doc Severinson, former band leader from the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson
  • Carl Allen, Milwaukee-born percussionist and Julliard professor 

Best known for leading the NBC Orchestra on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, Doc Severinsen continues to be beloved by fans across America.  Known for his flashy performances, Doc kept the band’s music modern by updating many well-known swing music and jazz standards.  He is a Grammy award winner and continues to tour with his Big Band and symphony orchestras all over the country.

Milwaukee born drummer, Carl Allen, has contributed to the jazz community in countless ways.  Along with his many accomplishments as a performer, Allen is also a dedicated educator and businessman, teaching at the Julliard School since 2001, and serving as Artistic Director of Jazz Studies from 2008-2013.  Talented performer, producer of nearly 70 credits, and passionate educator, Allen is completely devoted to the future of jazz music.

52nd Street:

  • Friday, April 21 from 5:00pm-2:00am
  • Downtown on Barstow Street (From Lake Street to Galloway) 

The Eau Claire Jazz Festival celebrates the true culture of jazz as Downtown Eau Claire transforms into a jazz nightclub scene. 52nd Street is a re-creation of the historic 52nd Street of New York City, where jazz greats like Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, and Louis Armstrong sat in with different ensembles in a variety of nightclubs, simply because they loved to play jazz.  Over 60 bands play at indoor and outdoor venues along Barstow Street in downtown Eau Claire, featuring a variety of music styles, including ragtime, blues, acoustic, big band, indie, funk, soul, pop, hip-hop and more. It's an exciting night of live music downtown - you never know who might bring their horn to sit in!  Join over 3,000 people to enjoy this once a year party!

About The Festival:


The Eau Claire Jazz Festival, in partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, is a regional music festival, dedicated to educating, entertaining and promoting jazz.

Since 1967, the Eau Claire Jazz Festival has maintained a standard of excellence in jazz education and performance. This educational and cultural jazz festival has earned its distinction as one of the oldest and largest events by providing local, national and international artists the opportunity to showcase their creative work and by highlighting the enduring elements and important directions in this distinctly American music. Enter to win one of two pairs of tickets to the Friday or Saturday headliner concert at The Eau Claire Regional Arts Center or a pair of wristbands to all 52nd Street venues!