Policies & Restrictions for the Enjoyment, Safety & Security of All:

Don't worry, be happy! You are attending a cultural arts event featuring internationally acclaimed GRAMMY-winning and Blues Award-winning musicians, as well as world-class local and regional musicians and 'up-and-coming' student musicians.  Turn off your cell phone.  Stroll around with your date or friend.  Look at all the fine art and crafts and buy something beautiful.  Taste and sample some lovely wines.  Sit in the sun or shade and enjoy a meal.  Check out our participating sponsors and exhibitors, see all the cool things they have to offer.  Have a GREAT time!  Above all else - be nice to your neighbors...be respectful of other people...thank our volunteers...and be kind - it will echo back to you.


Admission:

A Festival Ticket is admission to the Festival.  There is not a separate ticket for concerts performances.  All online tickets are Adult General Admission.  Actual day-of-show Gate Tickets prices may vary from the currently published internet Gate Ticket price. All concerts are subject to change. No refunds.  No exchanges. No Rain Checks.  All sales are final.  Online ticket prices and Gate ticket prices are subject to change due to demand.  All performances are rain or shine.

Kids and Family:
We are a family friendly cultural arts event, open to all ages.  We want your children to hear the music and see all the fantastic fine art – maybe there is a budding jazz musician, painter, sculpture or other artist out there!  With that in mind, children age 12 and younger are admitted FREE with their parents or adult guardian.  However, ALL children and minors under the age of 21 MUST be accompanied AT ALL TIMES by a parent or adult guardian.  Period.  No exceptions.

Seating:
Seating is General Admission.  Seating is grass seating or on blankets.  Chairs: only low-back lawn chairs or sand chairs are permitted.  Please do not bring tall lawn chairs because people behind you want to see too!  If you bring a tall lawn chair, you must be seated to the far left or far right of the stage – not in the center.  Please be respectful of other people. The Festival does not provide chairs.  There is no reserved seating.

Restrictions & Limitations:

  • You are REQUIRED to show a valid Photo ID at the gate for admission.  You will not be admitted without a valid Photo ID.  A valid Photo ID is a: 1) USA State Government issued Driver's License; 2) Military ID Card; 3) Passport; 4) or other official government-issued valid Photo ID such as TSA Photo ID. 
  • Photo ID is REQUIRED at the gate for admission & age verification, and may be checked periodically in the Festival.  Per WSLCB regulations, your photo ID must be shown at each point of sale when purchasing wine or beer. 
  • All Tickets are General Admission, ages 13 and older. 
  • People under age 21 are REQUIRED to be accompanied by an adult parent or legal guardian at all times.
  • Food & beverage is not included with the admission price.  These may be purchased inside the Festival.
  • There is NO free beverage, wine, beer, or food; these items are purchased separately at our vendors.
  • Outside food & beverage (including bottled water, coffee, etc.), coolers, glassware, corkscrews or wine openers are NOT PERMITTED.  If you bring any food or beverage to the Festival gate, security will not allow you to enter.  Per WSLCB regulations: outside beverages are not permitted inside the Festival.  YES - this includes water, coffee, soft drinks, sodas, etc. NO EXCEPTIONS FOR ANY REASON.
  • Official Festival Admission Wrist Band and Festival Hand Stamp must be worn at all times and is required for admission.  Anyone found not wearing the required Festival Admission Wrist Band and Hand Stamp will be ejected from the Festival.
  • Any individual attempting to gain or gaining unauthorized entry to the Festival will be ejected from the Festival and if applicable, prosecuted in accordance with any and all applicable City, County and State laws.
  • Alcoholic beverages may not be brought into the Festival.
  • Alcoholic beverages served by the Festival must be consumed on site.
  • Wine purchased specifically for off-site consumption may NOT be opened or consumed on site in accordance with Washington State Liquor & Cannabis Board (WSLCB) regulations, laws and permits.  All WSLCB regulations, laws & permits and City of Vancouver regulations, laws and permits will be followed.
  • Any individual who is intoxicated or appears to be intoxicated will not be served alcohol.
  • We LOVE animals.  However, pets are not permitted.  Only certified and licensed medical animals & guide dogs are allowed.
  • Commercial Audio/video recording of music is prohibited.  
  • Commercial photography is prohibited.
  • Commercial Audio / Video recording is prohibited.
  • Festival Management, official Festival security, Vancouver Police and/or Clark County Sheriff reserves the right to remove any party from the Festival for any reason, at the sole discretion of the Festival.
  • The Festival is rain or shine.  No refunds for any reason.  No rain checks.
  • The Festival does not discriminate against any person for any reason.
  • The Festival is a non-smoking event, per Vancouver-Clark Parks & Recreation.

​​2018 SATURDAY CONCERTS:

(Gates open at 11:00 AM)
Northwest Jazz Bands
11:30 AM - John Nastos Trio

12:30 PM - Jim Fischer Band
1:30 PM - The Quadraphonnes

Headline Bands
2: 45 PM - Lao Tizer Fusion Trio
4:30 PM - Coco Montoya
6:30 PM - Tierney Sutton 
8:30 PM - Shemekia Copeland

3-DAY - $50

2018 CURRENT TICKET PRICES: 

  • 3-Day Pass: $50 Advance / $70 At Gate
  • Fri / Aug 24: $15 Advance / $20 At Gate
  • Sat / Aug 25: $25 Advance / $35 At Gate
  • Sun / Aug 26: $25 Advance / $30 at Gate
  • KIDS Age 12 & younger FREE with adult.

SAT - $25

Summer Music Festivals

FRI - $15

Tickets purchased online are held at WILL CALL at the Gate.  Photo ID is required to enter!!

NOTE: All concerts are subject to change for any reason.  No refunds. No exchanges.  No rain checks.  Concerts are rain or shine.  All sales are final.  Advance Ticket prices and Gate Ticket prices are subject to change at any time due to increased demand.

2018 SUNDAY CONCERTS:

(Gates open at 11:00 AM)
Northwest Bands

11:30 AM - Pianist Dave Lee - "Sunday Gospel Brunch"

12:30 -1:30 PM - Cmo Jazz Quartet
Headline Bands
1:45 PM - Claudia Vilella Trio
3:30 PM - Coco Montoya
5:30 PM - John Jorgenson Gypsy Jazz
7:30 PM - Judy Collins

SUN - $25

August 24, 25, 26, 2018
21st Annual / Esther Short Park / Vancouver, WA USA

Vancouver Wine & Jazz Festival

​​2018 FRIDAY CONCERTS:

(Gates open at 4:00 PM)

Northwest Jazz Bands
4:30-5:30 PM - Saxophonist Reggie Houston
5:45-6:45 PM - Triveni Trio

7:00-8:00 PM - Bottleneck Blues Band
 Headline Band
8:30 PM / Marcia Ball