One of Vancouver’s favourite neighbourhoods is about to get a whole lot more musical.
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.
When: June 25 to 29
Time: 11 am to 1 pm | 5 to 7 pm
Where: Bill Curtis Square (behind the Canada Line Station)