Wednesday, May 9, 2012
This is another great aspect of Vancouver; its able to host festivals that draw large crowds from all over the country to a central downtown location easy and convenient for both locals and tourists. The safe and efficient transportation system allows flows of people to easily come and go from the downtown core. With access to hundreds of restaurants, shops and lounges that are lively on any given night, this city makes a perfect host for these types of events. Not to mention, a great backdrop of the mountains helps take in the smooth sounds of jazz just a little easier.
The 2012 event kicks off June 22nd and runs until July 1st at various venues throughout the city. With artists like the sounds of George Benson and the Avett Brothers, this year is looking to be one of the festival's biggest yet.
For full schedules and line-ups, visit Vancouver International Jazz Festival's official website for details.