Big bands and swing dancers from all over New Zealand liven up the streets in central Christchurch playing big band style jazz. You'll see 300 musicians in over 20 bands across 60 scheduled performances including youth bands, community bands and professional bands.

Most performances are free, but there are also some ticketed events such as the Boogie Ball, the Rodger Fox Big Band with King Kapisi Gala concert, a special Burnside High School Big Band and Strings concert, workshops, and Fat Eddie's events.

You'll find free outdoor performances at Riverside Market, the Arts Centre, Victoria Square, A Rolling Stone, Hagley Park Archery Lawn, and a street parade!

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