Photo above: – passengers waiting for the evening ferry from Nyon to Yvoire.
The season begins on the 10th September with Jacka Youth and the Botanical Roots Band (reggae). As this is on the first Friday of the month, the concert is free, (they have been free the first Friday of the month for the past 10 years).
On Saturday 11th September at 13:00 in the Place du Chateau, the Usine a Gaz is joining up with the Bains des 3 Jetees, L’ADAC the new arts association (more on these in a later post) and Focale the photography group. They will all be hosting a day called “En Septembre deviens membre” (in September become a member), this in an opportunity to find out more about each group and sign up to one of their courses or become a member should you wish. At 17:00 there will be a small concert in the courtyard of the castle and from 17:00- 21:00 there will be a projection of photos from Focale followed by a rock concert down at the Usine.
The Usine a Gaz is a town council arts sponsored facility so it is always looking for volunteers to help in various activities whether it is working at the bar, selling tickets, helping backstage etc. In return for a certain amount of volunteering you then get free entry to the concerts. For more information contact the main office on 022 361 4404.
Other events in the Nyon area this coming weekend. Wine tasting, art exhibition, jazz performance
Saturday 4th September Caves Ouvertes at the Château de Crans – Wine tasting throughout the day, visit of the cellars, walk among the vines, exhibitions of art by local artist Gérard Liardon and ceramist Véronique Bobesto Firiona. Music 11:00- 15:30 “Geneva Brass Quintet” and 16:30 to 20:00 “Vufflens Jazz Band”.
Also on Saturday 4th September down at the small private 1306 club in the old town, the American Jazz accordonist Kenny Kotwitz will be playing from 20:30 onwards. Kenny has worked with Michel Legrand, Johnny Mercer, Dave Grusin etc. See the 1306 club for more details.
Finally this weekend up in the village of Buchillon there will be over 80 artists exhibiting their work in small formats (30cm x30cm!) in an exhibition called Buchillons au Carré. (“Buchillon Squared”). This will take place in the Grande Salle in Buchillon. Launch of exhibition Friday 17:00 -20:00 Saturday 10:00- 19:00 and Sunday 10:00- 17:00.