Rhythm and blues hits the city of Oakville this weekend with the Oakville Jazz Festival. Now into its 17th year, the event takes over downtown Oakville with six different stages, and over 25 jazz artists and bands.
With support from the Government of Canada, the Downtown Oakville Jazz Festival recently received funding through the Celebrate Ontario 2010 program.
“Each summer the Downtown Oakville Jazz Festival draws thousands of tourists to our town,” Kevin Flynn said Oakville MPP. “This investment will help the Jazz Festival market the event to bring even more people to Oakville to enjoy good music and experience our many wonderful restaurants and shops.”
The event isn’t all about Jazz – but is a whole weekend of shopping, fine dining, and entertainment. The weekend festival is being held by the Oakville BIA and is aimed to promote the businesses within the downtown area, and create a sense of community along Lakeshore.
“The Jazz Festival is a dynamic cultural experience which offers visitors and residents an opportunity to enjoy first class jazz over a three-day period in Oakville,” said Joe Giraldi – Chair of the Downtown Oakville BIA.
Friday night’s show includes the likes of James Anthony, Mike Goudreau, the Silverleaf Jazz Band, and the Peter Appleyard Quintet. While the Saturday and Sunday evening shows includes the Alex Fournier Ensemble, MonkeyJunk, and Matt Dusk.
Downtown will be buzzing, and just for this Friday and Saturday there will be a free shuttle bus from the Oakville GO station to downtown every 15 minutes – starting at 5:30 p.m. all the way till 12:30 a.m. both ways.
So come out and enjoy one of the best events within the city of Oakville. Jazz, shopping, and patio dining will make this an evening that will not be forgotten.
For more information, please visit: http://www.oakvillejazz.com/