White Rock Jazz and Blues Festival runs June 10-12 – Surrey Now-Leader
The first-ever White Rock Jazz and Blues Festival is scheduled for a weekend in June, marking the city’s return to in-person live music performances.
Jazz music is usually performed in an ensemble, with a lively sound perfect for swing dancing, while blues songs tend to be slower, with a soulful feel. Whatever your tastes, both styles will be performed at this family event – during the day, outdoors and at night, indoors.
“The inaugural White Rock Jazz & Blues Festival brings iconic artists and eclectic performers to the streets and studios of the Peninsula,” White Rock BIA Executive Director Alex Nixon said in a press release Friday, May 13.
Summer activities are resuming now that COVID restrictions have been lifted. Those longing for live music performances once again can listen to instrumental jazz tunes and lyrical blues songs at the free daytime outdoor performances on Saturday June 11 and Sunday June 12 or the paid indoor shows on June 10 and 11.
The free outdoor festival will take place at various locations in White Rock, including Miramar Village and Five Corners. Indoor performances will be headlined by Tom Lavin and the famous Powder Blues Band at Blue Frogs Studio on the evenings of June 10 and 11.
Some of the festival performers include Razmajazz Ensemble at Miramar Plaza on June 11, Teapot in a Tube also on June 11 at Laura’s Coffee Corner and longtime Peace Arch News reporter Alex Browne and his Boulevardiers on June 12.
For the full list of performers, visit whiterockbia.com/jazz-and-blues-festival
Ticket purchase details for the studio show are forthcoming. Keep an eye on the White Rock BIA Instagram and Facebook pages for updates.
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