Jazz in de Gracht Festival
- 20 July 2015
- 07 July 2015
During the entertaining Jazz in de Gracht Festival from 20 to 22 August, the audience can enjoy music performed by jazz artists who will pass by the canal quaysides in The Hague on characteristic, flat bottom boats.
From jazz to funk
The free Jazz in de Gracht Festival takes place on the beautiful Groenewegje, Dunne Bierkade, Bierkade as well as this year’s new location, the Veenkade.
Jazz, in the broadest sense of the word, forms the basis of the festival and the music features jazz, blues, Gypsy jazz and Brazilian sounds. This year's line-up will be available on the festival website.
Jazz in de Gracht is not just for the real jazz enthusiast but is also intended for a much broader audience.
Concerts by boat
What makes Jazz in de Gracht particularly special is that audience members can stay right where they are on dry land as the stages, and the artists, float by. As soon as a boat leaves from a stop, another one comes along to fill its spot. On all 3 days the canals will be swinging to jazz and other like-minded music.
The boats will stop at 6 ‘boat stops’ for 30-minute concerts on the Dunne Bierkade and Groenewegje. There will be 2 stages on the quayside of the Bierkade. There will also be concerts on 21 and 22 August on a stage in the canal by the Veenkade.
A plethora of different food trucks will be positioned along the canals selling culinary delicacies.
Jazz in de Gracht is only possible thanks to the participation by and donations from many companies and private individuals who support the festival.
Check the website of Jazz in de Gracht for more information and the complete schedule.