The Rye jazz & blues festival is at the heart of all of our exciting future plans, and will take place as usual over the August bank holiday weekend from 24th – 28th August 2017. Our clear aim and vision, is to continue to build the festival organically year on year, attracting world class artists to perform in the cobbled streets of beautiful Rye, whilst at the same time, attracting new audiences to visit the festival and the town.
We believe strongly that the vibrancy and power of ‘live’ music unites, excites, inspires and engages audiences across all ages. We are committed to presenting the best possible music experience across multiple venues, which both our artists and audiences very much appreciate.
As part of our on-going plans, we are also in the process of exploring new and exciting opportunities to present internationally acclaimed artists in concert, at very special and unique venues at locations throughout the South East.
In 2016 we presented for the first time, a very special series of highly successful December concerts, at the stunning setting of St Mary’s Church in Rye. Our May series of concerts in 2017 is a similar format to this series and we are also planning to present a further Christmas concert series this year at St Mary’s.
Other plans also include a number of concerts at the iconic Winchester Cathedral in Hampshire this November, which will feature concert hall artists that have international status and popular appeal.
July also promises to be yet another busy month, and we are in the process of planning to present a one day picnic format concert at the stunning setting of Tonbridge Castle, in Kent.
We hope to announce some of these exciting plans over the coming weeks and months, and we look forward to welcoming you to our presentations in 2017.
We have a small and dedicated, professional, and passionate team, with our focus being on quality, rather than quantity.
Thank you to all of those that have attended our events and we look forward to seeing you at some of these very exciting events in 2017.
Ian & the festival team.
Posted on 17/03/2017 by Ian Bowden
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