Fort Langley- Just as Chilliwack’s Tractorgrease received funding from the
Amplify BC Live Music Program, so has the Fort Langley Jazz and Arts Festival.
The Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival has received a financial boost to the tune of a $25,000 grant.
“We are so excited to be receiving this grant,” said Karen Zukas, executive director of the festival. “This support by Creative BC through the Amplify BC program will go a long way in helping us to promote the festival as a music destination while providing opportunities for residents, British Columbians and visitors to enjoy a diverse line-up of jazz acts.”
The community-based music and arts festival runs from July 26 to 28 this summer and will feature more than 20 free jazz acts on two outdoor stages over two days, jazz pop-up street performance areas throughout the village, three ticketed events with headliner acts, a Kidz Family Zone with interactive music and art workshops, History of Jazz presentations and a Jazz Education Workshop for youth and emerging talent.
“We’re doing this with the community and for the community,” said Dave Quinn, artistic director for the festival. “We’re fortunate to have the support of sponsors like Amplify BC as well as the Township of Langley and many local community groups, organizations, businesses and volunteers who all contribute to making the festival possible.”
Amplify BC is a $7.5 million fund designed to help support British Columbia’s music industry, which generates over $690 million in economic activity in B.C each year. The Province established the fund in 2018 after extensive consultations with the music industry. For more information on Amplify BC and to see a full list of grant recipients, visit: https://www.creativebc.com/programs/amplify-bc#recipients.