Downtown Oakville Jazz Festival
August 8th - 9th
For the last couple of decades, this weekend long Jazz Festival has attracted thousands of residents from the Oakville and surrounding area as well as visiting tourists with the superb talent and exciting atmosphere. The annual event features outstanding performances by some of the best Canadian and International artists in the genre and some extremely talented amateur acts looking to break onto the world stage. Throughout the past year, festival sponsor Merriam Music, has held auditions from individuals and groups looking for a chance to perform alongside the festival headliners; acts like The Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio, Daryl Stuermer Duo, Frank Horvat Band, Alysha Brilla.
This festival has gained momentum over the years and has cultivated a huge following among jazz afficionados, both young and old. Whether you prefer swing, ragtime, blues or fusion, you're sure to find amazing performances that will dazzle you and remind you exactly why you love jazz. Besides the music, enjoy outdoor patios, shopping, local restaurants, lively pubs and street vendors plus FREE admission...there's really no reason for you not to check it out.
For more information about musical line ups, location, shuttle bus schedule, parking and FAQ, check out the Downtown Oakville Jazz Festival website.