Twilight Jazz – Janet Planet

kemper center, kenosha wi

Event Details

Make the Anderson Arts Center your live music destination this summer for the free 2021 Twilight Jazz Summer Concert Series taking place on Tuesday evenings from June 29 through August 24. The series features regional jazz bands and legends on the shores of Lake Michigan.

Bring your blankets or lawn chairs, the grounds open at 6:00pm and seating is first come first served on the south side of the Anderson Arts Center.

The events are free and food and drinks will be available for purchase. No carry-ins of alcohol are allowed.

July 13 – Scat Cats
July 27 – The Kal Bergendahl Project
August 10 – The John Crawford Jazz Band
August 24 – Kenosha County Suffrage Celebration: Blues and Twilight Jazz with Ivy Ford and Elaine Dame
August 31 – Janet Planet

About Janet Planet
Described as a “sultry vocalist with a vast repertoire of jazz, blues, and standards…with some Bob Dylan thrown in for good measure” by New York Magazine, the spirited Janet Planet has been self-produced and managed for the majority of her 35-year career. Spanning the globe with tours across the U.S., Canada, Japan, Russia, South Africa, and Europe, she leaves listeners assured that there is a soul in this “Planet.”

Active in all aspects of the business, Janet co-owns Steel Moon Recording Studio and Stellar Records with husband, Tom Washatka. Janet is a jazz vocal instructor with the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music in Appleton, WI.

She is a six-time Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) award winner, and in 2014, she became the second woman in 32 years to be inducted in to the WAMI Hall of Fame. In 2017, Janet was acknowledged by the Grammy Foundation for her recording Just Like a Woman-The Music of Bob Dylan, Vol. 2.

Learn more about Janet Planet at

About Twilight Jazz
For 18 years, the Twilight Jazz Summer Concert Series has established itself as one of Kenosha’s signature events, drawing crowds throughout southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. Funds raised during the concert series support and sustain the Anderson Arts Center and the Kemper Center and help to promote the arts and art education in the community.

Our Generous Sponsors
Berkshire Hathaway, Crawford & Wright Orthodontics, Dooley & Associates, First American Bank, FPS Finishing and Plating Service, Insite Consulting Architects, JDR Painting LLC, Jockey,, Knight Barry Title Group, Lake County Press, Palmen Motors, Prophet Wealth Management, Snap-On, Spectrum Wealth Advisors, Tithof Tile & Marble, University of Wisconsin – Parkside

Sponsorships are still available. View our sponsorship packet or email for more information on how you can be one of our 2021 partners.

COVID-19 Safety

  • Please practice social or physical distancing, staying at least six feet away from others who are not a member of your household.
  • Wear a mask or face covering, especially when it is difficult to maintain social distancing.
  • Avoid attending if you show symptoms of any transmissible infectious disease, such as cough, fever, runny nose, or if you have a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.
  • Wash hands often and cover coughs and sneezes. We will have hand washing stations available.

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