The stage is set for an extraordinary 29th Beaches International Jazz Festival

Toronto’s beloved summer mainstay, the ever-popular Beaches International Jazz Festival will be taking place from July 7 – 30, 2017. In celebration of its 29th year, the Festival will feature an unparalleled musical roster, multiple stages and venues and the return of renowned and adored festival favourites.

A highly anticipated lineup of performances will swing in to Woodbine Park from Friday July 21 – Sunday July 23 at the TD Main Stage, and at the OLG Main Stage from Friday July 28 – Sunday July 30. Performances will showcase the sensational musical talents of established and emerging artists.

After the resounding success of its inaugural year, the Sounds of Leslieville & Riverside will return to Jimmie Simpson Park, with performances taking place from Friday July 7 – Sunday July 9.  Celebrating the sounds of the international community, the Beaches Jazz Latin Carnival will be returning to Woodbine Park for its second year Friday July 14 – Sunday 16, showcasing the lively melodies of salsa, merengue and cumbia. Expanding its program offerings, the Beach Village Kew Gardens Series has been extended to include a second weekend, hosting artists Saturday July 15 – Sunday July 16 and Saturday July 22 – Sunday July 23, paying homage to the festival’s humble beginnings at Kew Gardens.

Crowd favourite and festival mainstay, StreetFest returns once again this year with an abundance of artists and a line-up of gourmet food trucks from Thursday July 27 – Saturday July 29 on Queen Street East between Woodbine and Beech Avenues. The melodies of calypso, new age, jazz, fusion, Latin, blues and Cajun and a wide range of culinary comforts will delight a plethora of fans.

2017 Beaches International Jazz Festival ‘at-a-glance’ Calendar of Events 

Sounds of Leslieville & Riverside
Jimmie Simpson Park (870 Queen Street East)

  • Friday, July 7, 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 8, noon – 10 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 9, noon – 6 p.m.

Beaches Jazz Latin Carnival
Woodbine Park (Northern Dancer Boulevard and Lakeshore Boulevard East)

  • Friday, July 14, 5 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 15, noon – 11:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 16, noon – 8:00 p.m.

Beach Village Kew Gardens Series
Kew Gardens (2075 Queen Street East)

  • Saturday, July 15, noon – 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 16, noon – 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 22, noon – 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 23, noon – 7 p.m.

TD Main Stage
Woodbine Park (Northern Dancer Boulevard and Lakeshore Boulevard East)

  • Friday, July 21, 4 p.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 22, noon – 11 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 23, noon – 8 p.m.

StreetFest
Queen Street East, between Woodbine and Beech Avenues

  • Thursday, July 27, 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Friday, July 28, 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 29, 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.

OLG Main Stage
Woodbine Park (Northern Dancer Boulevard and Lakeshore Boulevard East)

  • Friday, July 28, 4 p.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 29, noon – 11 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 30, noon – 8 p.m. 

Beaches International Jazz Festival sponsors include the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, TD, Mill St. Brewery, Two Oceans Wines, Savanna Premium Cider, Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, Province of Ontario, Ontario Media Development Corporation, Canadian Heritage and CTV.

For further information, please visit www.beachesjazz.com.