|Organization Name:||Southside Shuffle Blues & Jazz Festival|
Founded in 1998 and incorporated in 2005, the Southside Shuffle Blues and Jazz Festival attracts over 60,000 people to the village of Port Credit to enjoy music, food and entertainment. The Festival’s mandate is operate a community based music festival, to foster a vibrant, diverse environment, and to promote Port Credit as a tourist destination. The Festival has developed into a premiere music event and is the only Blues & Jazz Festival in the Mississauga area.
|Organization Website Link:||http://www.southsideshuffle.com/|
|Project Name:||Are We There Yet?: The 2022 Southside Shuffle Blues and Jazz Festival|
This application is for “Are We There Yet?: The 2022 Southside Shuffle Blues and Jazz Festival”, the return of in-person programming, taking place September 9 to 11, 2022 at Port Credit’s Memorial Park. Programming will include 25 acts that fit within the organization's business and sustainability strategies of supporting women, LGBTQ+, and Indigenous artists and to help new artists launch their careers. Two of the three Festival stages will be free, and the third will have a $15 entrance fee.