Beaches Jazz Festival Society
The Festival began in 1989, when top jazz artists were booked to perform at the Kew Beach Bandshell. Now celebrating its 26th anniversary, the festival has blossomed into a 13-day event that attracts millions of fans and makes a major contribution to promoting Canadian jazz excellence in Toronto and on the world stage.
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30th Anniversary Beaches International Jazz Festival
This application is for the "30th Anniversary of the Beaches Jazz Festival”, taking place in various locations on Queen Street East from July 6 to 29, 2018. For their anniversary, the Festival will be expanding to a new site on Queen Street East and will be enhancing programming at their existing sites. 2018 programming will include: (1) a new three-day “Block Party” along Queen Street East in the Leslieville/ Riverside communities. The Block Party will feature six band performance locations that will showcase four bands at each location for a total of 24 bands between June 6-8; (2) the “Streetfest”, the main attraction of the Festival, will be expanded to include 10 new performance locations along Queen Street East; (3) a new “Latin Carnival” will take place on the second weekend of the Festival on the main stage in Woodbine Park; and (4) An enhanced lineup for the finale performance on the main stage.