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DAY 1 | Friday, September 2

The 3-Day Nanaimo Big Band Festival kicks off on Friday September 2 in Maffeo Sutton Park, in Nanaimo Harbour on Vancouver Island. Come Dance the Weekend Away… listen to your favourite songs from the Big Band Era of great music.

5:30 p.m. OPENER

“King of Swing” featuring the Music of Count Basie

7:00 p.m. HEADLINER

KEN LAVIGNE presents Let Me Be Frank! with the Vancouver Island Repertory Jazz Orchestra

DAY 2 | Saturday, September 3

The 3-Day Nanaimo Big Band Festival kicks off Day 2 Saturday September 3 in Maffeo Sutton Park, in Nanaimo Harbour on Vancouver Island. Come Dance the Weekend Away… listen to your favourite songs from the Big Band Era of great music.

5:30 p.m. OPENER

Night and Day: Honouring the Great American Songbook with the Nico Rhodes Jazz Orchestra

7:00 p.m. HEADLINER

JOËLLE RABU in Come to the Cabaret! with the Nico Rhodes Jazz Orchestra

DAY 3 | Sunday, September 4

BIG BAND SUNDAY
In the Mood to Swing!

Gather your friends, put on your dancing shoes and join us for cold drinks and hot moves as Maffeo Sutton Parks comes alive with the glory of swing with three bands taking to the stage.

11:00 a.m.

Nico Rhodes Trio

12:30 p.m.

Dock Side Drive

2:00 p.m.

Vancouver Island Repertory Jazz Orchestra  with special guest James Danderfer, clarinet.
playing Miller, Goodman, Shaw, Dorsey & Ellington.

FESTIVAL LOCATION

MAFFEO-SUTTON PARK
100 Comox Road
Nanaimo, BC V9R 3H7

festival times

SEPTEMBER 2 – 4, 2022
FRI. & SAT. 5:00 – 9:00 PM
SUNDAY 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

 

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