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Free Vancouver Jazz Festival Concerts

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The 2018 Vancouver International Jazz Festival runs from June 22 until July 1 and includes dozens of both free and ticketed jazz performances.

In 2018 the event begins on June 22nd and finishes on Canada Day on the first day of July.

Jazz Festival Free Concerts Lineup

Click TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival for more information about the festival in general, but see below for a calendar listing of free concerts in 2018.

Jazz Fans on Lawns at David Lam Park
Jazz Concert at David Lam Park

2018 Jazz Venue Locations

Below is a list of the various venues for most of the free jazz festival concerts in 2018.

  • Performance Works – at 1218 Cartwright Street on Granville Island. Performances here take place most days at 2:30 pm, but all day long on July 1st.
  • Granville Island Public Market Stage – outside the Public Market on the northwest corner of Granville Island. Performances at this venue occur every day at noon.
  • Robson Street Stage – outside the Vancouver Art Gallery at the corner of Robson Street and Hornby on the Saturday and Sunday of June 24th and 25th.
  • Georgia Street Stage – outside the Vancouver Art Gallery in the Plaza at the corner of Georgia Street and Hornby throughout the day on the weekend of June 23-24.
  • Ironworks Studios – a multi-purpose art and culture centre at 235 Alexander Street in the Downtown East Side.
  • Jazz Concerts by VenuesSt. Andrew’s Wesley United Church – a beautiful venue at 1022 Nelson Street on the corner with Burrard Street featuring jazz every weekday at noon and on Sundays at 4 pm.
  • Railspur Stage – in the middle/eastern area of Granville Island at various times on Canada Day.
  • David Lam Park – in the Yaletown part of False Creek at 1300 Pacific Boulevard. Free performances take place here all afternoon and evening on the weekend of July 1st and 2nd.

Both free and ticketed concerts take place at other venues too. Addresses for those not listed above are given below.

The list below, for convenience, is listed in chronological order. For a list of concerts organized by location, click 2017 Jazz Festival Venues.

Note: Dates, locations, prices and performer details are subject to change.

Friday, June 22nd

Robson Street Jazz Stage
Robson Street Stage outside the Vancouver Art Gallery

Saturday, June 23rd

Jazz Festival Crowds Downtown
Jazz in the plaza at the Georgia Street Stage

Sunday, June 24th

Monday, June 25th

Free Outdoor Concerts

Tuesday, June 26th

Jazz Bass Player on Granville Island

Wednesday, June 27th

Thursday, June 28th

Canada Day Events

Friday, June 29th

 Saturday, June 30th

Coco Jafro Concert
The Band Coco Jafro
David Lam Park Jazz Festival Crowds
Canada Day Weekend at David Lam Park

Sunday, July 1st (Canada Day)

Canada Day Events in Metro Vancouver

Other Information

For more information on the festival, click TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival.