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Friday, September 2, 2022 at 7:00 PM PDT


The 3-Day Nanaimo Big Band Festival kicks off 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.

$2. from every Festival Ticket sold will go to the Marianne Turley Memorial Fund – supporting the Vancouver Island Symphony’s Grade 4 Music Education Program. Celebrating Marianne’s contribution to our community.


Maffeo-Sutton Park
100 Comox Road
Nanaimo BC V9R 3H7

Performance Notes

Nanaimo Big Band Festival 2022

Friday - September 2, 2022


5:30 p.m. King of Swing - The Music of Count Basie


7:00 p.m. Ken Lavigne presents Let Me Be Frank! with the Vancouver Island Repertory Jazz Orchestra

Saturday - September 3, 2022


5:30 p.m. Night and Day – Honouring the Great American Songbook


7:00 p.m.Joelle Rabu presents “Come to the Cabaret” with the Nico Rhodes Jazz Orchestra

Sunday - September 4, 2022

11:00 a.m. Nico Rhodes Trio

12:30 p.m. Dockside Drive


2:00 p.m. “In the Mood to Swing” with James Danderfer, Clarinet and the Vancouver Island Repertory Jazz Orchestra playing Miller, Goodman, Shaw, Dorsey & Ellington.


This is a festival seating performance - the seats are on a first come, first serve basis when you arrive at the venue.

Doors open 1/2 hour prior to start of performance.