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Jazz-ing up summer with a contest like no other

A chance to be live at one of the best outdoor music festivals on the continent is up for grabs as the calendar heads into the Canada Day weekend.

Kaslo Jazz Etc. Summer Music Festival — now in its 20th year (July 29-31) — has ignited the delight of a worldwide audience, with USA Today calling it one of the “Top 10 places to get in tune, be outdoors.”

The Nelson Daily, reaching 26,000 Nelson and area folks per month — and over 50,000 West Kootenay folk through the regional Lone Sheep network — is hoping to spread the word on the festival through an online contest, ending on Canada Day (this Friday, check your calendar).

The contest is simple: sign up for The Nelson Daily Facebook site as a member before Canada Day — you have to be a Facebook member — and then email us ( to enter your name into a draw to win two passes (good for any day) to the festival by the water’s edge in Kaslo.

If you don't have a Facebook account, send us your name and we'll still enter you in the draw.

Hosted by CBC Radio's Saturday Night Blues’ Holger Peterson, the festival features David Gogo, Dan Mangan, the Jim Byrnes Band, Mark Hummel, Mr. Something Something and Delhi to Dublin.

For more information on the Kaslo Jazz Etc. Festival, click here.


Friday, July 29

5:30 PM- The Crackling
8:30 PM- Delhi 2 Dublin

Saturday, July 30

12:30 PM - Sinistrio
2:00 PM - Gabriel Palatchi Band
3:30 PM - David Gogo
5:00 PM - Toby Beard Band
7:00 PM - Paul Peress Band
9:00 PM - Mr. Something Something

Maple Tree Stage:
6:20 PM- Elena Yeung, Creston BC
8:20 PM- Tenise Truman, Argenta BC

Kaslo Hotel & Brew Pub

9:00 PM Jazz Jam with Eh Trane

Sunday, July 31

12:30 PM - The Consonance
2:00 PM - Maria in the Shower
3:30 PM - Phil Dwyer Trio
5:00 PM - Jim Byrnes Band
7:00 PM - The Night Crawlers
9:00 PM - Mark Hummel & the Blues Survivors with Steve Freund
Maple Tree Stage:
6:20 PM - Evacuation Route Jazz Combo, Nelson BC
8:20 PM - Elena Yeung, Creston BC

Kaslo Hotel & Brew Pub

9:00 PM Jazz Jam with Eh Trane