There is Vintage Jazz, Big Band era music, Swing, Zydeco, Blues, Gypsy Cabaret and more styles of music played (and sung) by soloists, duets, small combos and Big Bands. Performers have included the Midiri Brothers, Yve Evans, Bob Draga, Peter Meijers, Jason Warner, Joe Fos, Cornet Chop Suey, Tom Rigney and Flambeau, Gator Nation and the Yale University Wiffenpoofs to name a few.
Each set is about an hour in each of several venues on the Sun Valley Resort. The acts move from venue to venue. From the nearest venue to our parking site, the magnificent River Run Lodge, you can see most of the acts. The parking site is also served by a shuttle bus that takes us to all the venues every half hour.
In addition, there are Silent Movies, Duelling pianos, a Marching Band Salute, a traditional Big Band Bash, impromptu jazz sessions - all provided by the Jazz Legends of today. You can take dance lessons; learn the Lindy Hop, the Charleston and the Fox Trot - and then maybe enter the Dance Competition. There is Jazz in the Square, a Mardi Gras Party and the sumptuous Afterglow Dinner. Priority Seating is available by special arrangement with the organizers. For about $100.00 extra per person, you can be assured of a “front table” seat in the venue.
RV parking (no services) is available beginning on October 15. Our parking site is adjacent to the River Run Lodge at the base of Baldy Mountain overlooking the scenic Big Wood River and the ski runs.RV’s must be self-contained , however free use of luxurious bathroom and shower facilities at the Lodge - a three minute walk - are available. Generators are allowed on site with quiet hours from 10 PM to 7 AM. The parking fee for the entire week is $40.00. Dump sites are nearby.
The fee (approx $160.00 per person plus tax) includes your General Admission badge, a program, use of the River Run accommodations, administrative fee, Happy Hour food and free Shuttle Bus service. Parking is separate, as above.
Volunteer opportunities are available at the Festival. Those who have a confirmed position by the Volunteer Coordinator and contribute 12 hours of service, receive their Festival Badge and parking as a “Thank You”. Ask for details if you are interested. (The Festival organizers look forward to and plan on our help.)
Contact hosts, Bob and Darlene Caldwell (#267) at 4316 - 117 Street NW, Edmonton, Alberta T6J 1T8 or call us at (780) 964-5444 or (780) 990-9111 with any questions. Our email is firstname.lastname@example.org