It’s that time of year again. Time to lay back and enjoy some of the finest live musical talent in restaurants and other local venues during Jazz Week, and right through to Sunday afternoon of the 18th Annual Gibsons Landing Jazz Festival, on June 14 to 16 on the Sunshine Coast.
This year organizers are very excited to announce a big change. They have organized with the Town of Gibsons and the Landing Business Group to move the Saturday event (in past years held at Dougall Park) to Gower Point Road in the heart of Gibsons Landing. The street from Winn Road (at the Post Office) to School Road (up from Molly’s Reach) will be closed to through traffic.
The Saturday Street Festival will present four phenomenal and varied jazz and world music groups including Celso Machado, the Lumiere/Penfold Quintet, Hugh Fraser Quintet and Tambura Rasa, on the main stage.
A second ‘Bus Stop Stage’ for the kids with The Legion of Flying Monkeys, street performers and a special streaming live filming of the Festival Dancers will add to the festivities. Community groups, food and craft vendors will line the streets. Purchase an event daypass and receive a wristband for admission to all activities and discounts from participating Landing merchants staging fesstival sidewalk sales.
The kick-off to the Festival Weekend features a
concert by the Steve Giltrow Quartet at the Gibsons Public Art Gallery. Saturday night enjoy a delicious treat with the Jazz Group of Seven at Boomers Burger Bar before putting on your dancing shoes for the dance at the Roberts Creek Hall with the 10-piece funk/soul band, Soulstream! Sunday enjoy Jazz Brunch with Ali Milner at Leo’s restaurant and then take in the free Sunday afternoon Festival in Winegarden Park overlooking the Gibsons Harbour.
Get the entire schedule and band details from www.coastjazz.com