The Greater Whitewater Committee: Set to host Young Auditorium Director, Jay Craggs, as guest speaker at May meeting 

WHITEWATER—May 5, 2023—The Greater Whitewater Committee (GWC) is set to host Young Auditorium Director, Jay Craggs, as guest speaker at its upcoming monthly meeting in May. Craggs will be discussing his future goals for UW-Whitewater’s Young Auditorium. 

“I am very excited about the reopening of Young Auditorium this fall. The season events are coming together nicely and will be shared publicly this June in our 23-24 season reveal.” said Craggs. “Our whole team is energized and eager to reconnect with friends and supporters both old and new – and to see this incredible arts venue back in action!”

The GWC’s upcoming monthly meeting is scheduled to take place on Thursday, May 11th at 7 a.m. at 841 Brewhouse: 841 E Milwaukee St, Whitewater, WI 53190. The public is welcome to attend this meeting to hear more about one of Whitewater’s finest venues. If interested in attending, RSVP is required. To reserve your spot, contact Jeff Knight at or 920.728.0662 by Monday, May 8th. 

“We are happy to see the Young Auditorium is starting to move forward,” said GWC President Jeff Knight. “The auditorium is one of Whitewater’s biggest attractions, and we look forward to hearing about its future.” 

Jay Craggs has been Young Auditorium Director since December of 2022. He has served UW-Whitewater for more than 25 years in various roles Including assistant director for facilities at the University Center, technical director for Young Auditorium, and as a music and communication professor. Craggs received his master’s degree in Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management from Columbia College, and his bachelors in music education from UW-Whitewater, and studied guitar and composition with guitarist Jack Grassel and bassist Richard Davis.

Additionally, Craggs has an extensive musical background. As a guitarist and composer, Jay has performed for many audiences across America. He has shared the stage, opened for, or recorded with many jazz, rock, and entertainment notables. His remarkable career offers great opportunities for the University to grow the Young Auditorium. To learn more about Craggs visit:

About the GWC 

The GWC is an action-oriented group committed to working with citizens, elected officials, and policy makers to identify, craft, and implement a pro-business agenda. Its goals are to advance the economic, educational, and social policies required to energize and secure the Whitewater area’s economic future, as well as protect Whitewater’s quality of life.