There's a free 5-day jazz festival happening in Yaletown

Jun 20 2018, 12:46 am

One of Vancouver’s favourite neighbourhoods is about to get a whole lot more musical.

From Monday, June 25, to Friday, June 29, Yaletown Business Improvement Association (BIA) is hosting its annual Let’s Hear It For Yaletown jazz festival at Bill Curtis Square.

Curated by Vancity Hot Jazz Society, the free outdoor concerts will feature lunchtime and after work jazz, so you can take a stroll by whenever it suits you.

You’ll get to hear some of the best Canadian jazz bands, so don’t be surprised if they have you up dancing within moments.

Don’t sweat if you’re still trying to master the two-step, because there’s going to be free dance lessons happening between sets, giving you absolutely no excuse to not join in.

Plus, the festival is centrally located in Yaletown meaning you can leave the car at home and get there on a quick Skytrain or bus ride. Now, let’s take a look at the stellar lineup that’s going to make the last week in June that much sweeter.

Monday, June 25: New Orleans Jazz

  • 11 am to 1 pm: Tim Sars Quartet
  • 5 to 7 pm: Trevor Whitridge Quartet

Tuesday, June 26: Old Timey Jazz

  • 11 am to 1 pm: Milk Crate Bandits
  • 5 to 7 pm: Clara Rose and the Buds

Wednesday, June 27: Django Inspired Gypsy Jazz

  • 11 am to 1 pm: Django’s Jewels
  • 5 to 7 pm: Djangoesque

Thursday, June 28: 1920s Hot Jazz & Blues

  • 11 am to 1 pm: Jack Ray Quartet
  • 5 to 7 pm: Phoenix Four

Friday, June 29: Swinging Era Hot Jazz

  • 11 am to 1 pm: Benny and the Goodmen
  • 5 to 7 pm: Evan Arntzen and Friends

Visit Yaletown BIA now to find out more.

Let’s Hear It For Yaletown, curated by Vancity Hot Jazz Society

When: June 25 to 29
Time: 11 am to 1 pm | 5 to 7 pm
Where: Bill Curtis Square (behind the Canada Line Station)
Price: FREE

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