Nanaimo International Jazz Festival: Win Tickets

Comments 11 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The 2nd annual Nanaimo International Jazz Festival will have the city’s downtown hopping for three days and nights with the beats and grooves of live jazz September 21-23, 2018.

Nanaimo International Jazz Festival

Nanaimo Jazz Festival

Favourites happening again this year are the Friday night Jazz & Swing Dance featuring the NMA Band and Saturday afternoon’s New Orleans-style secondline parade starting off in the Old City Quarter – both of which you don’t want to miss!

Traveling all the way from New York City is the Charles Mingus Dynasty Quintet to headline the Festival’s main attraction at the Port Theatre Saturday night.

Kicking off Sunday morning’s program is the Freedom Gospel Choir featuring Shalema Gantt.

Friday, September 21, 2018
Free: Music Students Workshop with Mingus Dynasty at VIU Theatre
Free: Arrowsmith Big Band at Diana Krall Plaza
Ticketed Show: NMA Big Band at The Dorchester Hotel

Saturday, September 22, 2018
Free: Natasha Hoskins’ Stompers, New Orleans Second Line Street Parade
Free: Connor Stewart Quintet at Pioneer Plaza
Free: Astrid Lyre Quartet at McGregor Park
Free: Sympatico at Diana Krall Plaza
Headline Concert: The Charles Mingus Dynasty Quintet at The Port Theatre
Midnight Jam: Marty Steele and Guests at The Dorchester Hotel

Sunday, September 23, 2018
Free: Freedom Gospel Choir at Diana Krall Plaza
Free: David Essig’s Blues Story at Diana Krall Plaza
Closing Gala: Victoria Jazz Orchestra at The Port Theatre

Win Tickets

I have a pair of Nanaimo Jazz Festival passes to give away that will give the lucky Miss604 winner and a guest access to all festival events! Here’s how you can enter to win:

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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 9:00am on Wednesday, September 5, 2018.

Update The winner is Iris!

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11 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. KimberlyTuesday, August 28th, 2018 — 7:01pm PDT

    What a wonderful contest! Thanks for this opportunity!

  2. ddWednesday, August 29th, 2018 — 12:27pm PDT


  3. Jason BWednesday, August 29th, 2018 — 3:15pm PDT

    Any night in the city with no pity…is excellent.

  4. Susan RenoWednesday, August 29th, 2018 — 10:29pm PDT

    I would like to attend

  5. Ana MThursday, August 30th, 2018 — 8:14am PDT

    This sounds awesome!

  6. Christina KosiancicFriday, August 31st, 2018 — 11:13am PDT

    OOh I love Jazz, would be so excited to see Diana Krall, I adore her! So talented & beautiful! What a fantastic prize!!!!

  7. dbFriday, August 31st, 2018 — 2:02pm PDT

    What a great listing of performers!

  8. VinceFriday, August 31st, 2018 — 2:05pm PDT

    This would be an amazing experience and a chance to catch up with some friends in Nanaimo!

  9. Teresa KSunday, September 2nd, 2018 — 8:08am PDT

    Would love to win!

  10. Ana MTuesday, September 4th, 2018 — 8:16am PDT

    Very cool!

  11. Iris NTuesday, September 4th, 2018 — 8:21am PDT

    Great to see so many free events happening with the Nanaimo International Jazz Fest. Count me in on the tickets too as I would love to go.

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