Like making concrete, pancakes, and concrete pancakes, the musical sounds of jazz are formed by sucking all the ingredients through a tuba. Celebrate a smooth fusion of instruments with today’s Groupon: for $89, you get two one-day tickets to the Vancouver Wine & Jazz Festival, a bottle of wine, and a one-night stay at one of two Vancouver hotels (up to a $228 total value, including tax) from Comfort Suites Hotels. Choose to attend any day of the three-day fest, which takes place Friday, August 27, through Sunday, August 29.
Ever since jazz was invented in 1998, the Vancouver Wine & Jazz Festival has been gathering crowds of enthusiasts to celebrate with head-bopping tunes, salivacious local cuisine and wine, and masterful creations from fine artsmiths. Two adult tickets (up to a $25 value each) give a pair of friends, lovers, or doppelgangers a chance to see acts such as the eight-time Grammy nominee John Hammond, the popular ensemble Spyro Gyra, and The Brubeck Brothers Quartet, a foursome who fuse jazz, rock, and classical sounds. After tongue-whipping a gigantic sundae from Deb’s Double Dip Delight or sampling Lebanese cuisine from La Jitana, festive guests can taste-test the fruits of wine factories such as Barefoot Cellars or Edna Valley.
To conclude the day of upbeat entertainment, retreat to a one-night stay in one of two Comfort Suites hotels (up to a $143 value, including taxes). Opt for a room downtown, where you can soak in an outdoor heated pool unclogged by Mount St. Helens’ ashes, or squat at the Vancouver Mall location, which features an indoor pool and hot tub. Both hotels offer free WiFi and a complimentary breakfast spread of yogurt, cereal, tears of Count Chocula, muffins, and more. A bottle of wine (a $35 value, including room-service charge) will accompany guests in their resting room. Call ahead to make a reservation.
The Oregonian featured last year's Vancouver Wine & Jazz Festival. TripAdvisors give the Comfort Inn & Suites on East 13th Street a four-star average. They also give an average of four stars to the NE 94th Avenue location.
- This region may be rife with summer festivals, but few capture a finer spirit than the Vancouver Wine and Jazz Festival. – Shawn Vitt, Oregonian
- The rooms were very clean, large, and beds were super comfortable with pillow top mattresses and higher quality sheets and bedding. Staff was nice and deluxe continental breakfast was offered. – red4x4, TripAdvisor, East 13th Street location