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Annual Jazz Festival

August 25 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Jazz Vocalist Nicole Zuraitis

This year is our 33rd annual jazz festival. 

The Institute—now Buttonwood Nature Center— presents our annual jazz festival, which continues to spotlight top professional artists each year that light up the outdoor stage with hot summer jazz.

We are thrilled to announce our 2024 Jazz Fest headliner, Nicole Zuraitis. She is the 2024 Grammy Award Winner for Best Vocal Jazz Album.

Zuratitis will be performing with perennial Jazz Fest favorite, Paul Bollenback (guitar), plus Dan Pugach (drums). Additional artists to be announced soon.

Drummer Dan Pugach is Nicole Zuraitis’s husband, and played on her Grammy-winning album.

Stay tuned for more details on this exciting lineup!

Admission is free. Rain location is Waynesboro Area Middle School.

Check out the history—all the performers in our 32 years of Jazz Fest.

Parking is available on the property. Those attending are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets, and picnics are welcome. Cold water will be available free to all attendees. 

Underwriting support for this event last year was provided by our premiere sponsor of note, Rent in Waynesboro. Additional funding is through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Further sponsors include Hamilton Nissan; Beverly McFarland, in memory of Tom McFarland; Andrew and Sally Sussman; and Franklin County Visitors Bureau.

Additional support from our Today’s Horizon Fund contributors: The Nora Roberts Foundation; Marge Kiersz; Alma W. Oyer; and the Carolyn Terry Eddy Family: Carolyn, with daughters Connie Fleagle & Kim Larkin. Facility support provided courtesy of Jeff and Nancy Mace.


August 25
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Buttonwood Nature Center–Home of The Institute
(717) 762-0373


The Wharf
10141 Wharf Road
Waynesboro, PA United States
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