Markham Jazz Festival

The highly-anticipated annual Markham Jazz Festival is back for its 16th run from August 15th to 18th. The festival, which will take place along Main Street Unionville, will feature a solid lineup of local and international artists, including Juno-nominated jazz vocalists Elizabeth Shepherd and Denzal Sinclaire, both of whom will perform in the opening night concert at 8pm.

There will be free stage concerts at the Millennium Bandstand, Varley Art Gallery patio and the McKay Art Centre. There will also be a number of street performance and “hot spots” at various venues along Main Street, where you can enjoy live performances while you dine. There will also be an array of street vendors in addition to local shops.

GO will offer free shuttle bus service to Main Street Unionville from Unionville Go Station and from the northwest parking lot of Markville Mall.

Many of the performances are free, but admission to the opening concert is $50. This includes complimentary hors d'oeuvres and wine or beer, as well as admission to a silent auction. To order tickets, call 905-471-5299.

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