Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival

VIRTUAL Jazz & Arts Festival, September 4 – 6, 2020

The 2020 edition of the Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival is about to be the most creative and widely watched version of the festival in its short, but already strong history.

We will return as a virtual festival with three nights and two days of virtual programming from Friday, September 4 to Sunday, September 6, bringing artists together with audiences from across Canada and around the world. Streaming on the festival’s website and social media channels, the weekend will feature live and pre-recorded performances, conversations, access to the artists, community profiles, interactive art activities, intimate in-person concerts, a virtual jazz education workshop and previously unavailable interactivity and participatory programming. We are creating an innovative and interactive experience that makes jazz and arts available to the same, or more people, in a way that provides the same values that the festival has been built on.

The Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival is a multi-day event with a mandate to enrich cultural life by bringing emerging and established jazz acts and visual art together to the beautiful and quaint Village of Fort Langley, British Columbia.. Established in 2018, the festival draws thousands of residents and visitors to the streets of Fort Langley during the last weekend in July. The annual summertime festival features multiple outdoor stages featuring free world-class jazz performances, headliner ticketed concerts, strolling street bands, Jazz Around Town performances at local restaurants, interactive art activities, a family zone featuring music and art activities, an Indigenous art and culture showcase, and a Jazz Education Workshop for youth. The festival is year-round and also hosts several jazz concert series throughout the year as well as a Rising Star award that recognizes an outstanding music student who is studying jazz at the post-secondary level; who demonstrates a high level of performance ability and will be pursuing their goal of a professional career in jazz music.

The objectives of the festival are to:

  • make live jazz music and the work of local visual artists accessible to local residents, British Columbians and visitors;
  • provide performance venues and opportunities for professional, youth and emerging musicians and visual artists;
  • contribute to the economic diversity of Fort Langley through presentation of quality cultural experiences;
  • enhance Fort Langley’s historic tradition of live music, art and culture

2021 Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival, July 23 – 25, 2021 or 1-604-371-0261

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