2024 Festival At-A-Glance

Join us April 11-14 for Townsite Jazz Festival 2024! Headliners include Canadian jazz all-stars Phil Dwyer, PJ Perry and Brad Turner, and the Cory Weeds Quartet featuring New York City organist/pianist Brian Charette.

Plus, you won’t want to miss intimate appearances by the Duncan Symonds Band, Mimosa and the Karen Graves Quartet; a gala dance fronted by Wunderbread; or our first-ever show on Lasqueti Island featuring the Ken Lister Trio.

Local talents will include Walter Martella, Paul Carriere, Aaron Schweitzer, and the School District 47 Alumni Jazz Choir!

Tickets are available on Eventbrite.


Walter Martella & Paul Carriere
NOON – Shinglemill Pub & Bistro

Duncan Symonds Band
5:00 PM – Shinglemill Pub & Bistro

Cory Weeds Quartet feat. Brian Charette (NYC)
7:30 PM – Max Cameron Theatre

Duncan Symonds Band
9:30 PM – The Blue Room (Dwight Hall Basement)


Karen Graves Quartet
NOON – Shinglemill Pub & Bistro

Jazz & Appys feat. Mimosa
5:00 PM – Brooks Hall

Dwyer/Perry/Turner Quintet
7:30 PM – Max Cameron Theatre

Hub City Rollers
9:30 PM – The Blue Room (Dwight Hall Basement)


SD47 Alumni Jazz Choir / Aaron Schweitzer
1:00 PM – The Blue Room (Dwight Hall Basement)

3:30 PM – The Blue Room (Dwight Hall Basement)

Disco Dance feat. Wunderbread
7:30 PM – Dwight Hall


Ken Lister Trio
7:30 PM – Lasqueti Island Community Hall


Tickets for our 2024 festival are available online via Eventbrite.


Powell River’s Historic Townsite district is a remarkable gem. The remnants of 1910 city planning are everywhere with plenty of storied venues eager to play host to an unbeatable lineup of musical talent. Jazz is a genre where rules are meant to be broken, and this quirky Arts and Crafts-style neighbourhood mirrors our eclectic programming in a multitude of ways.

Best of all, most of our venues are within comfortable walking distance from one another. (Don’t believe us? Check out this map from our friends at Townsite Heritage Society!)


Townsite Jazz Festival wouldn’t be possible without a long list of local organizations, businesses, volunteers and donors. We gratefully acknowledge the support of our presenting sponsor, Pacific Coastal Airlines and government supporters including qathet Arts Council, BC Arts Council and Creative BC. More will be announced soon.