Fort Langley Swingin’ to Sounds of Jazz This Summer
One day is simply not enough! In fact, neither was one-and a half. So, why not make it even bigger?
Following up on the success and feedback from the inaugural day-and-a-half-long Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival, organizers have expanded the event to span three days, and added more music, more art, and more for children to do.
Established in 2018, this festival drew thousands of residents and visitors to the streets of Fort Langley during the last weekend in July.
Following the first-time event, festival-goers asked to have more music on stage, they wanted the festival to extend into the evening hours, there was a call for more headliners, and multiple requests came in for food trucks, explained Karen Zukas, the festival’s executive director.
“Based on that feedback, we’re going to do all of that,” she said. “This is a community festival put on for the community, by the community… We’re really responding to what we heard from the community… It’s important to listen to what people want. That’s how we learn, improve, and grow.”
In response, this year there are now two full days (up from one day) of free, non-stop jazz (with 25 different jazz acts) on alternating stages outside the community hall from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday, July 27 and 28.
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Article originally published in the Langley Advance Times.