The River Valley Jazz Society is a 501(c)(3) organization that:

  • Promotes and preserves jazz music and its artists in North Central Wisconsin through concerts, festivals, and jam sessions.

  • Serves as a valuable resource, connecting jazz fans with events, jazz bands, and musicians.

  • Fosters support of emerging jazz musicians through educational scholarships.

To support jazz performance and educational opportunities in Central Wisconsin, please click here or head over to "Join the Jazz Society" to find out more about a supporting membership or joining as a member musician or band.


We are thrilled to be collaborating with Downtown Wausau's River District to bring the new Jazz on the River Concert Series to Wausau! With generous support from the B.A. & Esther Greenheck Foundation and the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin, our Sunday evening concerts will begin July 9th and run through August 27th for a total of eight concerts in this dynamic jazz series! Concerts will be held on the stage at the Library Plaza from 5pm - 7pm with a rain location across the street at the Masonic Lodge.

The Library Plaza is located behind Marathon County Public Library, downtown Wausau. Parking is available at and near this picturesque venue. Lawn chairs and picnic dinners are encouraged and welcomed!

Click here for an interactive map.


Hosted by Bull Falls Brewery and the Jazz Society, this annual event draws hundreds of old and new jazz fans! Enjoy two days of live jazz music, food from 2510 Restaurant and great Bull Falls microbrews! Festivities kick off at 4pm until 10pm on Friday, July 28th, and again on Saturday, the 29th, from 2pm until 10pm. Proceeds raised by the River Valley Jazz Society go towards scholarships for aspiring students wanting to study jazz.

This exciting two-day festival is held in both outside in the Biergarten and the indoor Tap Room at Bull Falls Brewery located at 901 E. Thomas St, Wausau. Great music to choose from inside & out! 

Click here for more information and the musical lineup for this year's festival! 

If you would like to volunteer for this fun event (and enjoy a free beverage and a meal), please click here to sign up for either a 2-hour or all-day slot. Thank you!

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River Valley Jazz Society promotes jazz in our area bringing together both musicians and fans ~ old & new alike in ways that are exciting, fun, educational, and so wonderfully entertaining!
— A Wausau jazz fan