The North Bank’s much-anticipated Wine & Jazz Festival is coming to Esther Short Park from Friday, Aug. 26, through Sunday, Aug. 28. This year’s festival features Grammy-winning jazz, blues, pop, and gospel bands, including Tiempo Libre, blues legend Bettye LaVette, the Family Stone,the Heritage Blues Orchestra, Tommy Castro & the Painkillers, Grace Kelly, Nicholas Payton and Alfredo Rodriguez—plus local and regional jazz bands. The festival also features 200 wines, fine art and crafts, local restaurants and exhibitors.
Festival hours are from 4 to 10 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 26, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27, and from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 28. Tickets are $25 on Friday, $35 on Saturday, and $30 on Sunday, available at the gate or in advance for a discount, available at http://www.vancouverwinejazz.com/Tickets.php. A three-day pass is $60. The Wine & Jazz Festival is a family-friendly, all-ages event. Kids 12 and younger are free with a paid adult. Outside food and beverages are not permitted. For more details, including a complete concert schedule and list of vendors and vintners, visit www.vancouverwinejazz.com. You can also contact the festival office at 360-906-0441 or email@example.com.