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Lawn Chair Night in Downtown Decorah: Driftless Jazz

August 29, 2024


Free. Family friendly. Almost every Thursday night this summer in Downtown Decorah!

Join for an evening of music on Washington Street, right outside of Impact Coffee, featuring Driftless Jazz Ensemble! This Lawn Chair Night is sponsored by Luther College. This evening’s event is an end-of-the-season celebration as the academic year gears up for Decorah Area Community Schools and Luther College.

The Driftless Jazz Ensemble is a collection of Luther College students and alumni sharing their passion for making and performing music. Enjoy original compositions, classic jazz standards, and jazz improvisation — but be ready for their own interpretations of rock ‘n roll, R&B, pop, folk, and funk music too!

Lawn Chair Night has been a program of Downtown Decorah Betterment for more than 25 years. It’s now made possible by DDBA in partnership with Visit Decorah Tourism, Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce, and Impact Coffee. The 2024 season is generously supported by top sponsors AJ Realty and Oneota Community Food Co-op… along with 15 supporting sponsors for specific nights throughout the season. This free, public event features both local and regional talent.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a chair and their toe-tapping’ shoes. In 2024, two performances will take place outside of the Winneshiek County Courthouse and 8 will be on Washington Street outside of Impact Coffee. For the Washington Street shows, attendees are encouraged to purchase a beverage at Impact Coffee, the event partner.

In the event of rain, the Courthouse events will be cancelled or moved to a different location and the Washington Street events will be moved inside Impact Coffee. Rain announcements will be made on Facebook’s Visit Decorah page and the Downtown Decorah Betterment page.


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