Summertime Festival 8, 15 en 22 augustus – Grote Markt

Musicon and Stichting Popdistrict present the seventeenth edition of the Summertime Festival on the Grote Markt in The Hague on three Sundays: 8, 15 and 22 August.Summertime Festival showcases a beautiful but underexposed aspect of the city, namely the international music community that lives here. This network of icons, music students and graduates is the source of the diversity of styles and cultures within this year’s programme. The festival offers a stage to legends such as the Dutch Swing College Band and to young careers such as that of Tess Merlot. The programme consists of jazz, world music and roots-pop. This year, all ensembles are from The Hague; a unique programme put together in cooperation with Podium De Nieuwe Kamer and BID.

In line with the current corona guidelines, the following special measures are in place:- The performances on 8 August are indoors, in Stadscafé de Boterwaag on the Grote Markt;
– The performances on 15 and 22 August are on the terrace of the Grote Markt, which is divided into sections, with a check at the entrances;
– The audience is seated at tables;
– Places must be reserved via the Summertime Festival website. At the moment there are 75 reservable places per performance. This number will be increased as soon as circumstances permit;
– There will always be an hour’s break between performances;
– Visitors need a a valid COVID certificate. For more information about obtaining a COVID certificate, please visit…/coronavir…/covid-certificate.

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Admission is free.


Sunday 8/8
16:00-17:00 Round Midnight Orchestra ft Deborah Carter / Vocal Big Band Jazz
18:00-19:00 Egle: Mistura Fina / Brazilian Jazz
20:00-21:00 Lodewijk van Gorp Band / Smooth 80’s Jazz
22:00-23:00 Nueva Manteca / Salsa, Cuban Timba, Jazz
Host: Ben van den Dungen

Sunday 15/8
16:00-17:00 Basily Boys / Gypsy Jazz
18:00-19:00 Marjorie Barnes / Vocal Jazz
20:00-21:00 TOINE / Soul Jazz Singer-songwriter
22:00-23:00 Dutch Swing College Band / New Orleans
Host: Tanya Schaap

Sunday 22/8
16:00-17:00 Tango Extremo ft Job Hubatka / Tango / Folkore / Opera
18:00-19:00 Rik van den Bergh Quartet / Modern Jazz / Hard Bop
20:00-21:00 Tess Merlot / Manouche / Chansons
22:00-23:00 Liquid Spirits ft Arthur Flink / Soul / Funk / Jazz
Host: Susan Malaika Bailey