Beaches International Jazz Festival

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Event date July 6 to 29, 2018 LocationThe Beaches Neighbourhood Official website Official website

Unfolding each summer in the heart of the lakeside neighbourhood, this celebration of music features a dynamic musical roster, multiple stages and even an enticing line-up of gourmet food trucks.

A band, pictured from backstage, performs after dark at the Beaches International Jazz Festival.

Unfolding each summer in the heart of the lakeside neighbourhood, the celebration of music features a dynamic roster, multiple stages, a popular street fest and an enticing line-up of gourmet food trucks. And all the performances are FREE.

In 2018, the fest takes place over 4 weekends on multiple stages in the area and this year will include the Leslieville and Riverside Block Party on July 6 to 8.

In Woodbine Park at the TD Main Stage, a highly-anticipated lineup of performances will swing in for the weekend of July 20 to 22. Look for local favourite Laila Biali on Sunday afternoon. At the OLG Main Stage July 27 to 29 performances will showcase a range of established and emerging artists. Straight from New Orleans, Corey Henry and the Treme Funktet promises to be a high-energy highlight.

Celebrating the sounds of the international community with salsa, merengue and cumbia, the Beaches Jazz Latin Carnival will heat up Woodbine Park July 13 to 15.

Crowd favourite and festival mainstay, StreetFest returns this year with a huge line-up of musicians of all stripes – calypso, samba, jazz, fusion, Latin, blues and Cajun will enliven the street corners and rooftops along Queen Street East, Thursday, July 26 to Saturday, July 28. Gourmet food trucks will keep the throngs well fed.