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Kaslo Jazz Etc Festival

Festival information

Kaslo, BC

Aug 3, 2023 - Aug 5, 2023




This intimate and laid-back world-class music festival has been hosting big names and newly discovered gems of the music business since 1992.

The Kaslo Jazz Etc Festival makes use of the astounding acoustics of Kaslo Bay Park to showcase an array of blues, jazz, latin, folk, world music and much more. Their unique floating stage transforms Kaslo Bay Park into a natural green amphitheater and sends live music reverberating out over Kootenay Lake. All weekend long, world-class musicians perform against the breathtaking backdrop of mountains and sky.

Selected as one of the ‘Top ten places to get out doors and be in tune’ by USA Today, and one of the ‘Top 10 places to enjoy outdoor summer music’ by REUTERS, the Kaslo Bay floating stage has been recognized as one of the premier outdoor music venues in the world.

Festival goers dance in the sand, swim around the stage, or relax in the grass and enjoy the delicious offerings of local food and drink vendors. The intimate, laid-back vibe of this festival seduces audiences and performers alike. Discover the magic of the Kaslo Jazz Etc Festival, and the culture of the Kootenay’s in the summer!

This year’s Kaslo Jazz Etc Festival

  • 2 stages
  • 25 Acts
  • 29 years running


You can purchase your tickets through the festival’s Tickit Page. The available tickets are as follows:

  • Day Passes
    • Kids (0 - 7 years old) - FREE (ticket required)
    • Youth (8 - 12 years old) - $60 incl tax/fee
    • Adult (13+ years old) - $120 incl tax/fee
  • Weekend Passes
    • Kids (0 - 7 years old) - FREE (ticket required)
    • Youth (8 - 12 years old) - $142.50 incl tax/fee
    • Adult (13+ years old) - $285 incl tax/fee

How do I get there?

The festival grounds is located in Kaslo Bay, a 15-minute stroll from downtown Kaslo. A free shuttle bus is also running during the festival, stopping at different locations throughout Kaslo and to all festival campgrounds. See the map for more information.

Who's playing?

  • Greensky Bluegrass
  • Valerie June
  • The Dead South
  • Dumpstaphunk
  • Dirty Dozen Brass Band
  • Digging Roots
  • Frazey Ford
  • Everyone Orchestra
  • Moontricks
  • The Slocan Ramblers
  • Shred Kelly
  • Ocie Elliott
  • Blue Moon Marquee
  • Jon and Roy
  • Carmanah
  • May Davis
  • Dirt Floor
  • Aerialists
  • The Circus Acts Insomniacs
  • LL and The Get Down
  • Lost Ledge
  • Penny Shades
  • Mike Rud/Paul Landsberg Quartet
  • Greg Walter
  • Moving Mosaic Samba Band

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