Jazz in the Woods canceled this year due to lack of sponsorship, - KCTV5

Jazz in the Woods canceled this year due to lack of sponsorship, Rotary Club says

Posted: Updated:
For the first time in 28 years, the Overland Park South Rotary Club says they have suspended this year's Jazz in the Woods event due to funding restrictions. (Jazz in the Woods/Facebook) For the first time in 28 years, the Overland Park South Rotary Club says they have suspended this year's Jazz in the Woods event due to funding restrictions. (Jazz in the Woods/Facebook)
OVERLAND PARK, KS (KCTV) -

For the first time in 28 years, the Overland Park South Rotary Club says they have suspended this year's Jazz in the Woods event due to funding restrictions.

The two-day showcase of local culture and the arts was established in 1989. Jazz in the Woods highlighted the best the Kansas City area has to offer in live music, food and entertainment.

"Since the event’s inception, we have been able to donate more than $1,500,000.  However, we are sad to announce the suspension of the 2018 event due to funding restrictions," the Jazz in the Woods Board said in a letter to their supporters.

The board went on to say it takes over $200,000 to produce the annual family-friendly music festival.

"Every year, our club and its volunteers work tirelessly to design and deliver the largest musical event of its kind in Johnson County by bringing in top-notch performers and vendors.  We are so thankful to you, our supporters, for helping us to keep the music playing," the board said.

Unfortunately, the Rotary Club was unable to solidify the funds needed to provide the high-quality experience they say the community deserves.

Copyright 2018 KCTV (Meredith Corp.) All rights reserved.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • STORMTRACK5

    Wintry mix to continue through early Tuesday afternoon

    Wintry mix to continue through early Tuesday afternoon

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 10:31 AM EST2018-02-20 15:31:18 GMT

    An Ice Storm Warning has been issued for Kansas City and surrounding counties as freezing rain moves through the area.

    More >

    An Ice Storm Warning has been issued for Kansas City and surrounding counties as freezing rain moves through the area.

    More >
  • Olathe police investigating attempted homicide

    Olathe police investigating attempted homicide

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 7:10 AM EST2018-02-20 12:10:11 GMT
    Officers responded to the 1700 block of North Lennox Street at around 7:06 p.m. on Monday evening. (KCTV5)Officers responded to the 1700 block of North Lennox Street at around 7:06 p.m. on Monday evening. (KCTV5)

    Police in Olathe are investigating what they're calling an attempted homicide.  Officers reported to the 1700 block of North Lennox Street at around 7:06 p.m. on Monday evening.  Investigators discovered an adult female and three juveniles inside the home requiring medical attention.  The woman told police the juveniles "ingested a substance meant to harm them." They were transported to the hospital in serious condition.  Police are looking for tips t...

    More >

    Police in Olathe are investigating what they're calling an attempted homicide.  Officers reported to the 1700 block of North Lennox Street at around 7:06 p.m. on Monday evening.  Investigators discovered an adult female and three juveniles inside the home requiring medical attention.  The woman told police the juveniles "ingested a substance meant to harm them." They were transported to the hospital in serious condition.  Police are looking for tips t...

    More >
  • Police: Uber Eats driver charged with killing customer

    Police: Uber Eats driver charged with killing customer

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 5:10 AM EST2018-02-20 10:10:34 GMT
    Robert Bivines (Source: CBS46)Robert Bivines (Source: CBS46)

    Police say an Atlanta food delivery driver accused of fatally shooting a customer is in custody. 

    More >

    Police say an Atlanta food delivery driver accused of fatally shooting a customer is in custody. 

    More >
Powered by Frankly
KCTV 5 News

Online Public File:
KCTV  KSMO

Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2018, KCTV; Kansas City, MO. (A Meredith Corporation Station) . All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.