Arts & Entertainment

Beaches Jazz Festival Unveils Exciting Lineup for Summer 2024

TORONTO – The much-anticipated Beaches Jazz Festival is set to return for its 36th year, promising a month-long extravaganza of music, culture, and community in Toronto’s vibrant east end.

With festivities kicking off on July 5th at Jimmie Simpson Park and Woodbine Park, the festival will showcase performances from over 1,000 talented musicians hailing from both local and international scenes. From jazz to salsa, hip hop to blues, the lineup boasts an eclectic mix of genres, ensuring there’s something to suit every musical taste.

Artistic Director of the Beaches Jazz Festival, Jay Cleary, expressed excitement about this year’s event, stating, “The Beaches Jazz Festival is a world class event on the map as one of North America’s top summer music festivals. It’s Toronto’s most exciting celebration of community, diversity and music for everyone who loves and appreciates quality music and entertainment.”

Highlights of the Summer 2024 lineup include the Sounds of Leslieville and Riverside at Jimmie Simpson Park from July 5th to 7th, Salsa on the Beach at Woodbine Park from July 12th to 14th, and the much-anticipated Streetfest along Queen St. E. from July 25th to 27th.

Commenting on the festival’s impact, Festival Founder Lido Chilelli remarked, “The Beaches Jazz Festival has become more than excellent music. It’s a tradition that crosses all generations where people make connections for life.”

Not only does the festival provide entertainment for attendees, but it also serves as a significant economic driver for Toronto. With millions of dollars injected into the GTA’s economy annually, the festival supports local businesses and provides a platform for Canadian music talent to shine.

As the countdown to July begins, anticipation for the Beaches Jazz Festival continues to build, promising a summer of unforgettable music and memories for Torontonians and visitors alike.


The Beaches Jazz Festival has firmly established itself as a highlight of Toronto’s summer calendar, offering not only world-class music but also a celebration of diversity and community spirit. With its inclusive approach to programming and commitment to showcasing local talent, the festival serves as a testament to the rich cultural tapestry of the city.

Events like the Beaches Jazz Festival play a vital role in fostering connections and bringing people together, especially after a period of isolation and uncertainty. As we look forward to the summer of 2024, let us embrace the opportunity to revel in the joy of live music and celebrate the vibrant spirit of Toronto.

Tiana Squire

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