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Thank you!!!

Today is International Volunteer Day and a great day to remember the fun we had this summer. The stage team is a fairly large part of the overall festival volunteer team but none of us could do this without each … Continue reading

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Well, that’s a wrap

The jazz festival is over for another year. The main stage cover is down and packed, along with all the rest of the stage supplies and tools. The volunteer thank you party was a lot of fun. There are some … Continue reading

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Stormy day

Today we had the pleasure of hosting the National Arts Centre Orchestra on our stage as they played with Omara Portuondo and her group as part of Omara’s Last Kiss tour.  As usual, hosting the orchestra takes some extra work. … Continue reading

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A grateful artist

Today’s 6:30 performer was Angelique Francis. She put on a great show and got the audience up and dancing and singing with her–so much energy! After the concert she asked me to thank the team today for her. She said … Continue reading

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First show on the main stage!

The volunteers worked hard today so that the music could start right on time. One team worked with John to finish all the last minute set up tasks. Another team worked with Riek to set up the two soundchecks in … Continue reading

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Opening day!

Today the stage will be live and our audience will get to hear great music on both stages! The team has been working hard to get things ready and will be doing the last minute things today before the first … Continue reading

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Stairs

Today’s crew was busy. I saw a lot of changes between my morning visit and my afternoon visit. Well done! Activec was busy building the new stairs for the main stage. Andrew took a photo of the old stairs, in … Continue reading

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The second truss is up!

The team stayed longer yesterday to make sure that they finished putting up the truss on the OLG stage in Confederation park. It looks great!

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Getting the truss up

The team has been busy this week! The stage cover for the main stage was built. The follow spot tower is up, ready for the four follow spots for Chicago. Today the main focus was building the truss structures for … Continue reading

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Cookies

Many thanks to the wonderful people who helped make cookies for the stage volunteers today! In one day, working really well together, we made 1508 cookies! That should fuel us well! Thanks to Bill, Fiona, Doreen, Bess and Elizabeth for … Continue reading

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