About the Festival

The annual Berks Jazz Fest is presented by Berks Arts Council, located in Reading, PA.

The mission of Berks Arts Council is to cultivate, promote, and support the arts in our community through collaboration, education, and presentation.

Berks Arts Council & the Berks Jazz Fest receive state arts funding support 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.

Berks Arts Council:
Jim Landrigan: Board President
Karen Haver: Executive Director,
Gary Spencer: Production Manager,
Kristen Stubblebine: Communications Manager,

Festival general manager:
John Ernesto, johnernesto@comcast.net

Talent coordination/booking:
John Ernesto, johnernesto@comcast.net

Gary Spencer,

Production manager:
Gary Spencer,

Sponsorship development:
Jim Landrigan, Doug Messinger, Craig Rosenfeld, Karen Haver, John Ernesto

Ticketing: SMG/Ticketmaster/www.ticketmaster.com

Transportation manager:
Chuck Koch,

Volunteer coordinator:

Mark Shearer, shearertech@comcast.net


Youth/Educational Activities:
Chris Heslop,
Doug Matz, Rick Dietrich, Charlie DiCarne, Mike Eben, Carl Zeplin, Christine Ryan, Shannon Sunday, Josh Taylor, Pete Souders, Erich Cawalla, Nathan Bellott, Bennie Simms, James Seidel

Support the Berks Jazz Fest and Berks Arts Council:

CLICK HERE to become a Berks Arts Council member. Members at the Jazz Circle level and above are eligible for the exclusive Berks Jazz Fest member presale!! You membership is also tax deductible.







The Boscov's Berks Jazz Fest is presented by The Berks Arts Council