Past Elkhart Jazz Festival Poster Auction

(Photo provided/Elkhart Jazz Festival)

The Elkhart Knights of Columbus will be auctioning off 12 posters from Elkhart Jazz Festivals over the years. The posters are signed by artists who passed through the hall during the festival of that year. Posters are truly unique and a chance to own a piece of Elkhart Jazz
The history of the festival while helping those in need.

Knights of Columbus around the world are finding ways to raise funds to support those suffering the effects of the war in Ukraine. The Elkhart-based Knights of Columbus St. Jude Council 1043 has decided to sell its collection of jazz festival posters for this cause. Twenty years ago, former member Jim Gallagher started the tradition of having musicians sign the official poster for that year’s Jazz Fest. Festival artists whose signatures appear on posters include Bucky Pizzarelli, Dave Bennett, Tim Cunningham, John Bany and many more. This video gives more details on the history of the posters:

Brolyn Auctions supports all costs associated with this charity auction to ensure that 100% of proceeds can be sent to C of C Chapters in Poland and Ukraine, which are leading war relief efforts. Brolyn Auctions specializes in industrial and commercial equipment auctions, but lends its expertise to online auctions to help KofCs raise funds.

Anyone interested in owning a poster is welcome to bid. Visit to register for the auction and place a bid. Auctions will begin on Monday, June 13 at 12:00 p.m. Auctions will end on Saturday, June 18 at 10:15 p.m. Posters will be displayed in the lobby of the Lerner Theater during this year’s Jazz Festival. Anyone interested in previewing the posters in person before bidding or simply enjoying a piece of Elkhart music history is welcome to take a look.

Ada J. Kenney