The annual Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest is presented by Berks Arts, located in Reading, PA.

The mission of Berks Arts is to inspire, engage and unite our community through arts education, collaboration and presentation.

Berks Arts and 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.

The health and safety of our volunteers, patrons, and staff is of the utmost priority to Berks Arts, as we work to provide excellent, fun, memorable experiences through the arts. 

We will continue to follow recommendations from the state and local governments for the August festival, and will keep everyone informed in this rapidly changing environment.

Berks Arts
Keith Mooney, Board President
Justin Heimbecker, Executive Director
Gary Spencer, Production Manager

Festival general manager
John Ernesto

Talent coordination/booking
John Ernesto
Gary Spencer

Gary Spencer: Production manager
Stan Danner: Assistant production manager


Transportation manager
Chuck Koch

Volunteer coordinator
Carlyn D’Amico, Robin Myers-Ojea, Ramona Turpin

Get Jazzed/Educational committee
Mike Eben
Millie Eben
Chris Heslop
Rick Dietrich, Millie Eben, Carl Zeplin, Shannon Sunday, Josh Taylor, Tony Deininger, Cathy Barra, A.J. Merlino, Andrea Vinanskie.

Support the Berks Jazz Fest and Berks Arts
CLICK HERE to become a Berks Arts supporter.
Members at the Arts Advocate level and above are eligible for the exclusive Berks Jazz Fest member presale! Gifts must be made prior to November 10th each year.
You donation is tax deductible.