New Venue Proves Successful For Annual Wine and Jazz Festival


A new and bigger venue has proven successful for the Kearney Area Community Foundation's annual fundraiser.

After years of braving the elements under a tent in the MONA parking lot, this year's Wine and Jazz Festival has moved indoors to the Buffalo County Expo building. Event organizers say they've been getting positive feedback on this year's festival.

"We have helped over 160 non-profits in the area as well as giving out grants to community, so it helps for overhead cost," said event organizer Laurel Rosado. "It again is a great fun event for people, so we appreciate that."

Proceeds from this weekend's festival will go to the foundation. Thirteen wineries and three microbreweries took part in the celebration.