How does the SJCT work?
The SJCT has an extensive programme, with 31 concerts at 26 locations, making it impossible to visit them all. You will have to make choices and compile your own SJCT. This page offers you information, tips and tricks to help you do so.
Each route has its own starting point. The starting points are the only places where you can buy a ZJFT Go-as-you-please ticket, validate your e-ticket and purchase the brand-new T-shirt. The flyer 'Latest News', providing updates on line-ups and other practicalities, is also available here.
Five starting points
Each route has its own starting point. The starting points are the only places where you can buy an SJCT Go-as-you-please ticket, validate your e-ticket and purchase the brand-new T-shirt.
One of the perks of ZJFT is that you get to compile your own programme. But it is not possible to reserve seats for a particular concert. Nobody knows in advance how busy venues will be. In order to make things run as smoothly as possible, we've stipulated a number of rules, tips and tricks.
If you're very keen on attending a particular concert, make sure to be there early, because full=full!
Changeover rule at busy venues
At busy concerts or small venues, you may run into a 'full=full'. The new changeover rule stipulates that everyone leaves the venue after the first set. Those waiting in line are allowed to go inside for the second set first. At smaller locations those waiting in line will receive a ticket to get in for the second set.
Opt for the second settip!
You can start at every second set. Second sets often prove to be less crowded.
Pick a convenient moment to walk in and out, for instance during the applause. And don't forget to switch off your cell phone during concerts!
At the locations Garnwerd tent and Feerwerd barn Hans electronic payment is possible. The other locations will only accept cash. There are ATM machines at the supermarket in Aduard and at the Molenstraat in Oldehove.
Tent Garnwerd as central location
The tent near the windmill in Garnwerd is open all day for ticket sales, information, drinks and food. From 15.30 hrs. caterers with local and international dishes will be ready to serve you. 'Waddenvarken' BBQ, 'de Keuken van het Ongewenste Dier', pizza, home-made nasi (Indonesian-style fried rice), delicious pasta, or rolls with grilled vegetables. There's something for everyone's taste. From 20.00 hrs you can eat or swing with DJ IR Vendermeulen, spinning singles from the 1940s, 50s and 60s. At 22.00 hrs. the ZomerJazzFietsTour 2018 will receive its sweaty finale with Bacchanalia.
As an extra service, it is possible to rent a bicycle at the Garnwerd tent on Saturday 26 Augustus. If you want to make sure a bike will be available for you, please contact Guikema Rijwielhandel to make a reservation for the SummerJazzCycleTour (or by phone: +31 (0)6-288 93 438).
Have you got a puncture on the way, or other problems with your bike? Then the SJCT bicycle repairman is at hand. He will come to you as soon as he possibly can and will help you for free! His cell phone number can be found on the Latest News page.
Performances start strictly on time. Every band plays two 45 minute sets. The exception to this rule are the starting points where the band will play one long set of 75 minutes. Between sets there will be a 30-minute interval.