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Submitted by Cashbox Canada The Beaches International Jazz Festival is a 10-day music festival held each year in the lakeside Beaches community of Toronto in the month of July. Originally started in 1988, it is now one of Canada's largest free music festivals with nearly 800,000 attendees, throughout its 10-day span. The Festival takes place across a number of venues; stage concerts are held in several different parks within the area and also along a two-kilometre stretch of the Beach main street - Queen Street East. Every year, the Festival brings in internationally acclaimed performers while also showcasing local talent, including “new generation” jazz musicians. The Festival now hires around 1000 artists per annum, including 50 bands for its “StreetFest” event along Queen Street East. Now celebrating the 30th year of this amazing event, there is something for everyone visit www.beachesjazz.com to see the full schedule of events. One of the most popular highlights of this event is the Streetfest, an incredible Mardi Gras feel where live music is booked on alternate sides of the street and the talent has become so eclectic it isn’t just limited to jazz anymore. It is truly a music festival and there is something for everyone. The Beaches Jazz Festival StreetFest Queen St. E. – July 26, 27, 28, 2018 – Queen St. E. (Woodbine to Beech). During Beaches Jazz Festival StreetFest, on the nights of July 26th, July 27th, and July 28th, Queen Street E. will be closed from Woodbine Ave. to Beech Ave. from 6:00 pm to 11:30 pm nightly. The north/south streets of Waverley Ave., Wineva Ave., and Lee Ave. will remain open throughout the evening. Performance Hours:Thurs. July 26, 7:00 pm – 11:00 pmFri. July 27, 7:00 pm – 11:00 pmSat. July 28, 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm StreetFest is a Beaches International Jazz Festival signature event showcasing the finest in Big Band, Swing, Dixieland, Smooth, Afro-Cuban, Fusion, Funk, R&B, Ska and Soul sounds that Toronto has to offer. This season over 45 bands will entertain you along a closed to traffic 2.5 km stretch of Queen Street East located between Woodbine Avenue to the west and Beech Avenue to the east between 6:00 and 11:00 pm each night. It’s an annual pilgrimage for tens of thousands of music enthusiasts who flock to the street on Thursday, Friday and Saturday during this final Festival week, to groove to the music, swing to...

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