Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend
End June with a bang!  Celebrate this Friday through Sunday (and Canada Day) with everything from circus and markets to salmon festivals and busking.  Read on for our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this weekend!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Quick Guide to Vancouver’s Biggest Music Fest of the Year: 2014 TD Jazz Festival

Photo sourced from Coastal Jazz

Photo sourced from Coastal Jazz

Vancouver’s biggest music event of the year is kicking off.

From June 20-July 1, the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival offers music lovers more than 300 indoor and outdoor performances at venues across the city.  More than half-a-million listeners are expected to turn out for 12 straight days of jazz, roots, Latin music, fusion, blues and more.

Headliners read like a who’s who of international jazz.  Spotlight performances include: Continue reading:
Quick Guide to Vancouver’s Biggest Music Fest of the Year: 2014 TD Jazz Festival

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

From jazz and Shakespeare to dance and dragon boats, there’s bound to be something for everyone in our beautiful city this Friday through Sunday.  Read on for our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this weekend!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

TD Vancouver Jazz Fest to Feature 150 Free Concerts

Photo credit: TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival

Photo credit: TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival

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

Free Music at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, June 22-July 1

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The TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival (June 22-July 1) is the city’s biggest music and culture event of the year, with 300 concerts, 1,800 performers and a half-million spectators.

The annual fete – now in its 27th year – brings in big name jazz and blues stars from around the globe.  This year’s festival features 10-time Grammy-winning guitarist George Benson, legendary saxophonist Wayne Shorter and blues rockers Robert Randolph and the Family Band, just to name a few standouts.

The best part?  Many of the acts throughout the 11-day festival are absolutely free.  Here’s a rundown on where to find top names and local talent free of charge at this year’s event:

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Free Music at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, June 22-July 1