Nothing says summer in Vancouver like jazz on the streets.
The 28th instalment of the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival starts June 21. For 10 straight days, the city is awash in soul, R&B, reggae, roots and – yes – jazz sounds. More than a half-million music lovers turn out for more than 300 concerts, making the jazz fest one of the biggest (if not the biggest) musical event of the summer.
And the best part? Nearly half of those concerts are free.
The festival kicks off with the Downtown Jazz Weekend, June 22-June 23, two days of free concerts in the heart of the city. Last year nearly 150,000 fans showed up to hear free music on two stages near the Vancouver Art Gallery. This year’s lineup promises to be a crowd-pleaser, as well. Continue reading:
TD Vancouver Jazz Fest to Feature 150 Free Concerts