According to the CoastJazz.com website, “the Gibsons Landing Jazz Festival weekend (June 17-19, 2016) is a volunteer run community festival presented by the Sunshine Coast Jazz and Entertainment Society.”
The music lovers weekend is preceded by “Jazz Week“, a week full of live music in various venues throughout lower Gibsons restaurants, shops and parks.
Crowds gather at Winegarden Waterfront Park, Pioneer Square, Holland Park, and other venues near the Gibsons harbour to hear award-winning jazz artists like Sibel Thrasher, Michael Occhipinti, and the Amanda Tosoff Quartet. In addition to the headliners, many concerts are held free or by donation at local restaurants and funky coffeehouses.
The ongoing Music in the Landing series (June-September) brings free live concerts and buskers to the area, filling the beautiful lower Gibsons with musical talent.