Auction of posters from previous Elkhart Jazz Festivals

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The Knights of Columbus in Elkhart will be auctioning 12 posters from Elkhart Jazz Festivals over the years. Posters are signed by artists who came by the hall during that year’s festival. The posters are truly one-of-a-kind and are a chance to own a piece of Elkhart Jazz
Festival history while also helping those in need.

The Knights of Columbus around the world are finding ways to raise money to support those who are suffering the effects of the Ukrainian War. The Knights of Columbus St Jude Council 1043 based in Elkhart has decided to sell their collection of Jazz Festival Posters for this cause. 20 years ago, former member Jim Gallagher began the tradition of having musicians sign that year’s official Jazz Fest poster. Acts from the festival whose signatures appear on the posters include Bucky Pizzarelli, Dave Bennett, Tim Cunningham, John Bany, and many more. This video gives more detail on the history of the posters: https://youtu.be/6mZ_D71dAIg.

Brolyn Auctions is underwriting all costs associated with this charity auction to ensure that 100% of the proceeds can be sent to K of C chapters in Poland and Ukraine heading up the efforts to war relief. Brolyn Auctions specializes in industrial and commercial equipment auctions, but is lending their online auction expertise to help the K of C raise money.

Anyone interested in owning a poster is welcome to bid. Head to www.biddingowl.com/koc to register for the auction and place a bid. Bidding begins on Monday, June 13 at 12:00pm. Bidding will end on Saturday, June 18 at 10:15pm. Posters will be on display in the lobby of The Lerner theater during this year’s Jazz Festival. Anyone interested in previewing the posters in person before bidding or just to enjoy a piece of Elkhart music history is invited to take a look.

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