The Beaches Jazz Festival is one of the most highly-anticipated street festivals in Toronto and we have even more details on the 2024 festivities. Get ready to dance and sing as this year’s lineup includes performances from over 1,000 talented musicians from local and international scenes!

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According to Beaches Jazz Festival, “Festivities commence July 5 in Toronto’s vibrant east end, spanning the month at Jimmie Simpson and Woodbine Parks, and wrapping up in style with an unforgettable outdoor party under the stars, with Streetfest along Queen St. E.”

As Toronto’s biggest, free music event, people of all ages and invited to come to experience the joy of making connections through music!

All five festivals and some musical acts to look forward to during the month-long celebration have now been released and are as follows:

Sounds of Leslieville and Riverside, Jimmie Simpson Park, July 5-7

  • Neon Nostalgic: Considered one of the top retro acts in the world. 
  • Quincy Bullen: A multi-talented pianist, producer, DJ, and performer whose infectious energy and eclectic jazz, R&B and soul fusion.
  • Big Band Series: If swing is your thing, this is where to be.
  • Purple Rain Revisited: Prince cover band. 

Salsa on the Beach, Woodbine Park; July 12-14 

  • Yani Borrel: A powerful entertainer with a unique voice embodying true Salsa expression. 
  • Tribute to Salsa King Frankie Ruiz: Known as the King of Salsa, Frankie Ruiz was a major figure in the salsa romántica subgenre that was popular in the 1980s and early 1990s.
  • Juan De Sedas and feat. Flow Guarare embraces Cumbia, Salsa, and Latin Jazz embracing the intersection of history and culture.
  • Free Salsa lessons on a first-come first-serve basis. 

TD Weekend, Woodbine Park, July 18-21

  • Soul of Motown: From the Supremes to the smooth sounds of The Temptations, experience the greatest hits that shaped a generation.
  • Jordon Astra creates music you feel with your soul, with a sound that blends the likes of Pharrell, SG Lewis, and Jamiroquai. 
  • Boom Shaka Lakas: If you like to boogie, this is your jam. Dance the night away to tracks straight out of Studio 54 with classics by Donna Summer, Sister Sledge, Earth, Wind and Fire, Chic, The Trammps, The Bee Gees, Patti LaBelle, KC and the Sunshine Band and more. Disco attire is encouraged!

OLG Weekend, Woodbine Park, July 26-28

  • Groovin’ in the Park: This weekend-long dance party brings together the best of Toronto’s dance music scene and culture with performances by internationally and locally-known DJs to be announced. 
  • Kman and the 45’s: This is where Ska meets Rock & Roll. One of Canada’s most well-known and loved Ska bands, the band’s relentless touring and hyperactive live shows keep turning heads.

Streetfest, Queen St. E. Between Woodbine and Beech Avenues, July 25-27 

  • Toronto’s biggest outdoor street party and Beaches Jazz Fest’s grand finale sees Queen St. E. transform into a fete to remember with diverse bands, food trucks, vendors, and more.

There will be more performances added before the festivities so make sure to check for even more exciting acts.

Start marking your calendar for the performances you want to attend and enjoy The Beaches Jazz Festival, Toronto!

Beaches Jazz Festival Toronto

When: July 5th-27th, 2024
Where: The Beaches, various locations, Toronto, ON