Jazz Festival will liven up Gananoque

CLICK HERE for details of 2011 Jammin’ In The Islands

From Gananoque Reporter , Anne Craig

Looking for an event in the shoulder season, the Accomodation Partners ponied up some funds and created Jammin in the 1000 Islands, an event running Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

To sweeten the deal even further, the same group has come forward with more funding and now the event is completely free of charge.

“We also had the town come on board and the Rotary club gave us some funds,” Accomodation Partner chair Cliff Edwards said, noting the Lions and the TD Bank are also sponsors. “The BIA also wanted artists in their stores and they are now on board. A private citizen also offered us some funds. We are more than pleased with the support.”

Making the event free of charge is also key in Edward’s mind. “We want the community to enjoy the event and we also want to show off our community. We are making music everywhere this weekend.”

“We hope people will visit Gananoque and enjoy the weekend,” Edwards said. “I’m excited about what we are trying to do and we are working very hard to make it free.”




Thousand Islands Playhouse
Fire Hall Theatre  (8:00)

Georgette Fry Quartette

MacNeil’s Landing Restaurant (6-8:30)
David Hurley

Glen House Resort
Dining Room (6.30-9.00)

Jenica Rayne and The Raynemakers

Quality Inn & Suites
Lobster Trap Restaurant (6.30-9.00)

Black Rapids Gold
(w  Les Picard)

Gananoque Inn
Muskie Jake’s Bar & Grill (9-11)

Hard Pushin’ Papa


Dreams in Motion
Jazz workshop: Share and Jam with Lorne Kellett(2.00)
Introduction to Swing Dance (5:30)

Gananoque Boat Line
Jazzin’ & Cruisin’ (12:30 – 3.00)

Rural Roots Jazz Trio
More info at www.ganboatline.com/Jammin

Town Park
Lions Oktoberfest BBQ (1.00-3.00)

David Smith & The Sounds of Jazz Big Band

Arthur Child Heritage Museum
Glenna Green with Dave Barton (2-4)

Glen House Resort
Spencer Evans Trio (7.00-9.00)

Quality Inn & Suites
Lobster Trap Restaurant (6.30-9.00)

Rural Roots Jazz Trio

MacNeil’s Landing Restaurant
Denny Will & Friends (6:30-8.00)
Joining Denny are Cliff Edwards, Doug Gravelle, and Diane Stapley

Gananoque Inn
Muskie Jake’s Bar & Grill  (9-11)

Hard Pushin’ Papa

Gananoque Inn
Main Dining Room (7-9)

Lorne Kellett – Piano

Thousand Islands Playhouse
Firehall Theatre  (8:00)

Simon Maxwell Quartette (+ $10)


Sleepy Hollow B & B (12-2)
Sunday Brunch (+$5)  Diane Stapley & Lorne Kellett

Town Park
Swinging, Singing, & Jamming in the Park(1.30)

David Carr

BIA Downtown Venue Schedule

12 – 2 Rapunzel Studio of Hair Design
Sandy Wilson

12 – 1 Robesons General Store
Doug Gifford

12 – 1 Salvation Army
Jim Murray

2 – 3    All About Books
Jim Murray

2 – 3    All You Need Music
Sandy Wilson

3 – 5   TD Canada Trust Bank
Bill Bosworth

3 – 5   Royal Canadian Legion
Tim Hallman

4 – 5    Riverside Bar & Grill
Jim Murray

TBA    Carveth Center
Doug Gifford

12 – 1 Robeson’s General Store
Sandy Wilson

12 – 2 Great Games and Toys
Deanna Micallef Puppets

1 – 2   Panaché Bakery
Bill Bosworth & Lisa

1 – 2   Milles Fleurs
Bill Bosworth

1 – 3   Shoppes of Gananoque
Dan Kasaboski and Michelle

3 – 5    LCBO
Dan Kasaboski and Michelle

2 – 3   Art of Tea
Sandy Wilson

3 – 4   All About Books
Sandy Wilson

3 – 5   Riverside Bar & Grill
Chris Stapley

TBA    Donevan’s Hardware
(To be decided)

3:30 – 5:30  Gananoque’s This, That & Everything
Sheila Rosalie ( Sentimental Journey)

12 – 1 Anthony’s Restaurant
Doug Gifford

12 – 1:30  Gananoque Family Fitness
Mark Hunt

1-3 Town Park 
Island Voices…The David Carr Singers

Boys and Girls Club BBQ