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Fort Langley Jazz in 2022

Members of the Fort Langley RazzMaJazz Ensemble

Vancouver’s Odlum Brown Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival features live music, art displays, free concerts, ticketed events and family-friendly activities.

Last year it included both in-person and online concerts. It was a terrific event! In 2022 the festival returns to its usual, pre-pandemic, in-person format. It’s back, but bigger and better than ever before!

For details about this year’s event, see below or visit the official Odlum Brown Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival website.


In this article you’ll find the following information about the following places:

Festival Tickets | 2022 Schedule | Jazz Parade Video | 2022 Art at the Festival | Other Information


Fort Langley Jazz Festival


Odlum Brown Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival

In 2022 the festival returns with in-person events from Thursday, July 21st, until Sunday, July 24th. This year, there are a number of ticketed performances along with many free outdoor concerts for all to enjoy. Organizers expect this year’s festival to be the largest yet, with over 300 different musicians performing at different locations over the four days. It’s going to be so much fun!


For tickets and full details see the Odlum Brown Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival website.


Festival Tickets

Concerts take place each night of the festival in 2022 at the Chief Sepass Theatre. Seating capacity is limited, however, and tickets sell quickly, so book them while you can!

Seats for individual performances in 2022 cost about $50 at the door. However, tickets cost less if purchased online in advance. Early bird tickets cost $32 each and regular admission is about $42. Packs of tickets are also available. Attending two shows in one night costs about $76, while attending any four shows costs about $148.


Fort Langley Jazz Festival
Fort Langley Community Hall


2022 Jazz Festival Schedule

Below is the music and entertainment lineup for 2022. For the most up-to-date and comprehensive information about what’s happening, see the festival’s official website at fortlangleyjazzfest.com.


Thursday, July 21st, 2022

To kick off the festival there is a free concert at Fort Langley Community Hall between 1:00 and 3:00 pm. The featured performance is by the Rugcutter Dance Orchestra. The same ensemble performs at a Gala Event later on the same day. At 6:00 pm there is also a concert by the Grand Slam Jazz Band.

The Jazz Concert Series also begins with two performances at the Chief Sepass Theatre this evening. They begin at 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm. The first performer is Zappostrophe’ followed by Steelin’ in the Years.

Also on July 21st there is the Opening Gala Event at the Fort Langley Community Hall. It features a cocktail reception starting at 6:00 pm followed by the Big Band Show and Dance which runs from 7:00 until 10:00 pm.


Friday, July 22nd, 2022

This is the day of the Friday Night Blues Show at the Fort Langley National Historic Site. The lineup includes Sue Foley, Brent Parkin, Terminal Station and The Mojo Stars. This event takes place outdoors and food trucks are on-site.

The Jazz Concert Series continues at the Chief Sepass Theatre with performances by Molly Johnson at 7:00 pm and The Shuffle Demons at 9:00 pm.


For the event’s official website, click Odlum Brown Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival.


Saturday, July 23rd, 2022

Saturday’s Jazz Concert Series at the Chief Sepass Theatre offers another two shows beginning at 7:00 and 9:00 pm. The first artist performing is Michael Sarian, while the later show features Champian Fulton.

There are also many free concerts taking place throughout the area, including at the Fort Langley Community Hall as well as at the CN Station, River Stage, Art Zone, and Kidz Zone pop-up stages. Artists include Laurie Morvan Band, Nick La Riviere and The Best Laid Plans and many more.


Sunday, July 24th, 2022

On the final day of the 2022 festival, the Jazz Concert Series concludes with two more performances at the Chief Sepass Theatre. Junior Santos hits the stage at 7:00 pm and was going to be followed by Warren Dean Flandez at 9:00 pm (but the second show had to be cancelled).

Like on Saturday there are also a number of free performances at various stages in the area. The artists putting on the free shows include the John Stetch Trio, the Hugh Penner Quartet and more. For the full schedule for the free shows on the weekend of the 23rd and 24th click Fort Langley Jazz Festival.


Dawn Pemberton
Dawn Pemberton


Jazz Parade Video

The concert at the Community Hall on September 4th last year began with a Mardi Gras Strolling Parade. The Fort Langley Jazz and Arts Festival is well-known for its annual parade. It had to be scaled down in 2020, however, due to COVID-19. It remained much smaller in 2021 than in pre-pandemic times too. The 2022 parade takes place on July 23rd at 9:00 am.

The following video of the parade was taken at the festival in 2020. It’ll give you a rough idea of what you can expect at future events. It was a live march, but filmed in mid-August so it could be featured later as a virtual parade for 2020’s Jazz at Home event on the Labour Day Weekend.

As you’ll see in the video, a couple of dozen musicians and other characters in costume participated. The parade began in front of Fort Langley Community Hall. From there the procession went along Glover Road, into Gasoline Alley and down to the Fort Langley Heritage Train Station.



Art at the Festival

The Odlum Brown Fort Langley Jazz and Arts Festival isn’t just a music festival. It’s also an arts festival. As a result, each year, local artists and their works are showcased at the event.

In 2020, because of the pandemic, there was a Virtual Art Walk where you could admire the art online. In 2021 there was another Virtual Art Walk. There were also, however, indoor art exhibits and an Art in the Garden event. In 2022 there is a Kwantlen Art and Culture Exhibition with fun demonstrations and good food at Bedford Plaza. Many other art-related activities are also taking place.


Fort Langley Jazz Festival


2022 Art Market

In addition to music, the festival also showcases local art. In 2021, because of the pandemic, the festival hosted a Virtual Art Walk where you could admire beautiful creations online.

In 2022 the in-person Art Market returns from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm on July 23rd and 24th. There is a large variety of local art vendors showcasing their pieces. Works featured include paintings, photography, ceramics and other art.

At the Art Market you can admire all the art and also buy select pieces if you wish.


Indoor Art Exhibits

In 2022 the Indoor Art Exhibits are in the foyer of Chief Sepass Theatre. Access is between 6:00 and 9:00 pm on July 21st to 24th for people who attend the in-person ticketed headliner concerts.

Some of the art at this event last year included works by Richard McDiarmid, Susan Falk, Carly Bouwman and Hank Lionhart, all of which are well-known local artists.


Art in the Garden

In 2022, Art in the Garden is presented by the Fort Langley Artist Group on the Saturday and Sunday of July 23rd and 24th between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm. It takes place at 9054 Glover Road in what used to be the Birthplace of BC Gallery. At this event visitors admire a variety of art and interact with the artists.


Other Information

To learn more about the festival see the Odlum Brown Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival website.

For information about the event in typical years, see our article about the Odlum Brown Fort Langley Jazz Festival.

To learn more about the area, see our articles about Fort Langley and the Fraser Valley.

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