If you’re broke this summer, you don’t need to get bummed out.
The TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival is back again this year to provide good vibes and summer fun with over 150 free shows downtown, at David Lam Park, and on Granville Island for three weekends.
And for those who are willing to splurge on some groovin’ jams, you can check out the programming and purchase tickets online.
The annual jazz fest’s mission is to bring the latest and greatest music to the city, encourage an appreciation of the music they present, and help to uplift the arts community in Vancouver.
Artists are featured from all over the world and right from our backyard. The programming doesn’t stop at jazz either, the organizers are always trying to push the boundaries of what belongs within the category of ‘jazz’. This year they’ve invited hip-hop bands Wu-Tang Clan and The Roots.
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Get your body moving and head down to any of these three venues for some sweet free sounds:
Head down to the Vancouver Art Gallery and you’ll find three stages bustling with free music from June 22 to 23, at noon and wrapping up at 9 pm both days.
There’ll be more than music to appreciate this weekend. Save your stomach for food trucks, food vendors, and licensed bars. Kid-friendly activities will also be around.
Here are some of the headlines on the TD Mainstage at Georgia and Hornby streets:
- Too Many Zooz
- Snotty Nose Rez Kids
- Naughty Professor
- Ex-Tribe Called Red’s DJ Shub
For more details on who is performing, check out their Facebook event.
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The Yaletown location will have stages indoor and outdoor on June 29 and 30 from 12 to 10 pm both days.
There will be kid-friendly activities, a ton of food, vendors, a licensed bar, and much more.
A bike valet and a special EVO corral will be available for you environmentally-conscious festival-goers.
You can find their lineup on their Facebook page and more details about their exhibition hall, Innovation Series, and workshops.
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Spend Canada Day at Granville Island on Monday, July 1. The venue will have indoor and outdoor four stages that will all be blasting free music.
Come out for drinks, family fun, a parade, and a birthday cake to celebrate Canada’s day.
There will be free daily shows at the Granville Island Market and Performance Works and if you’re there during the day, you’ll find free shows at The Ironworks on the weekdays.
Along with free music, there’ll be free workshops. Tom Lee will be hosting them on Mondays to Fridays from 1 to 2 pm.
Visit Coastal Jazz’s website for the full schedule.
When: June 21 to July 1, 2019
Where: Various venues throughout the city
Tickets: Available online
Daily Hive is a proud community sponsor of the Vancouver International Jazz Festival