Jazzing it up in Bansko
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by Amanda Billige, Ab Property Marketing
Jazz represents a merging of different people and cultures. The phenomenon spread across America and Europe merging with traditional music creating the basis for blues and ragtime from which jazz evolved. And now, the music genre that originated in the plantation fields of deep southern America, is a form of music celebrated globally. Bansko in Bulgaria is no exception; the town celebrates its culture and people with jazz at the annual International Jazz Festival held at the beginning of August (7th - 15th).
At present Bansko is probably better know as a good value ski destination and for its booming property market with investors pouring into the area, however they will have to get in line this August as the International Jazz Festival in Bansko is one of the biggest and most prestigious musical events in Bulgaria, and is growing in popularity each year.
This of course is good news for the investors as demand for accommodation across the six night event is sure to increase. This year sees the Jubilee celebrations of the festival where thousands of people will fill the streets and town square to see international artists on the large open-air stage. Musicians will also perform in the many night clubs and jam sessions in bars and the streets will not be an uncommon sight!