The 2017 Vancouver International Jazz Festival gets underway later this week, bring more than 1800 artists to the city for this annual music extravaganza.  As in past years, in addition to the headlining shows there will be around 150 free concerts in locations across the city, which means great music is within reach of everyone.

The festival runs from June 22 until July 2, and will be bringing a huge breadth of talent and musical styles to Vancouver.

Ziggy Marley will be at the Vogue Theatre – June 26th

Headliners this year include Seu Jorge, Thievery Corporation, Donny McCaslin Group and Ziggy Marley.

One of the highlights of the festival will be the Downtown Jazz Weekend, June24/25.  This event is located in the newly renovated locations in the grounds of the Vancouver Art Gallery and Robson Square. The redesign of the north Georgia Plaza will provide improved sightlines, and deliver a more comfortable listening experience for everyone.  In addition to the music here, the “music and arts village” will also be available, as well as a licensed bar.  There will be three stages at this location to enjoy the music, – Georgia Stage, Robson Stage and the Sounds of Youth Stage.  All the activities at these locations are free, come on down.

Five Alarm Funk will be one of the acts at the Georgia Stage on June 25th

For the latest details of all the events check out the Coastal Jazz website.