Arts & Entertainment

Wine & Jazz Festival on tap Aug. 22-24

VANCOUVER, Wash. -- The annual Vancouver Wine & Jazz Festival is Aug. 22-24 at Esther Short Park.

Topping the lineup will be Grammy winners and nominees Judy Collins, the Brubeck Brothers Quartet, Rita Coolidge, the Gospel Hummingbirds, Melissa Manchester, Preservation Hall, John Pizzarelli Quartet, The Rippingtons, BeauSoleil Quartet, and the ever-soulful Nicholas Payton.

Festival hours are from 4 to 9 p.m. Aug. 22, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 23 and from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 24.

Ticket prices are $20 for Aug. 22 and $25 each for Aug. 23-24. A three-day pass is $50 in advance or $60 at the gate. Children under age 12 are free when accompanied by an adult.

Tickets are available at or call 800-325-SEAT.

Besides all the sensory overload of music provided throughout the festival, there also will be a plethora of California, Washington and Oregon wines on hand. Then there's all the specialty foods to sample from a variety of restaurants, as well as an exhibition of fine art.

A complete schedule of music events is available at or call 360-906-0441.

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