The 4th Annual Rusty Jones Labor Day Festival is hosted by Jim Holman. This event has something to offer regardless of whatever Labor Day plans you have. It is 9 hours of the best jazz music the city has to offer. Named after friend to the Chicago jazz community and virtuoso drummer, Rusty Jones, the festival happens every year on Labor Day from 2pm to 11pm. The festival is a family-friendly and affordable cultural experience. Great music, great food and clean fun.
In its 4-year history, it has been co-hosted by Jim Holman and Ira Sullivan. The festival has featured Ira Sullivan, Dana Hall, Clark Sommers, Dan Shapera, Dennis Carroll and Paul Wertico to name just a few. Highlights this year include, jazz legend Ari Brown, seven-time-grammy-award-winner Paul Wertico, as well as the piano chair being split between Jim Holman and Stu Katz.