Nanaimo International Jazz Festival: Win Tickets

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018 — 4:26pm PDT
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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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  1. Kimberly says:

    What a wonderful contest! Thanks for this opportunity!

  2. Jason B says:

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

  3. Susan Reno says:

    I would like to attend

  4. Ana M says:

    This sounds awesome!

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

  6. db says:

    What a great listing of performers!

  7. Vince says:

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

  8. Teresa K says:

    Would love to win!

  9. Ana M says:

    Very cool!

  10. Iris N says:

    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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