Oakville Jazz Festival receives $75,000 in funding

March 8th, 2011 by Comment button No Comments »

2010 Oakville Jazz Festival

Performances at the 2010 Oakville Jazz Festival.

Largely considered one of the leading jazz festivals in the Greater Toronto Area, the Downtown Oakville Jazz Festival enters into its’ 19th year this August 5th-7th, 2011 and the Downtown Oakville BIA Jazz Committee was ecstatic to hear from Kevin Flynn, MPP that the Downtown Oakville BIA will be receiving $75,000 in funding through the Celebrate Ontario 2011 program.

“Every summer the Downtown Oakville BIA Jazz Festival draws thousands of tourists and residents to Oakville’s downtown core, this is fantastic news for everyone and it is a true investment into Oakville and will further develop the Downtown Oakville Jazz Festival” Says Kevin Flynn MPP.

“In 2010 the BIA went forward and closed Lakeshore all day Saturday and increased the event programming for the whole weekend and in effect brought more people into the downtown core, which ultimately has a direct impact on the economy in a good was way – this is great for the business! The venue; Oakville’s downtown core is a key success factor for the Jazz Festival and Oakville has an dynamic downtown core, and I look forward to the 2011 Downtown Oakville Jazz Festival!” Says Kevin Flynn MPP.

Oakville Jazz Festival

The Oakville Jazz Festival is held in Downtown Oakville every summer featuring local and international artists.

“The Jazz Festival is a dynamic cultural experience, which offers residents and visitors the opportunity to enjoy first class jazz over a 3-day period in Oakville’s downtown.” Says Joseph Diodati, chair and Suzy Godefroy, manager from the Downtown Oakville BIA. “ I was thrilled to hear the that Province of Ontario is once again supporting the Downtown Oakville Jazz Festival – THANK YOU!” says Joseph Diodati also chair of the Downtown Oakville Jazz Festival.

In addition to this the Downtown Oakville BIA also signed on Wellington West Capital Inc. as the Gold Sponsor for the Festival for 2011, 2012 & 2013. “Wellington West Capital is eager to be part of the festival and as a downtown Oakville business, we know how important this event is to the community and to the downtown business core” Says Jim Best, Branch Manager, Wellington West Capital Inc.

Over the past 19 years, the Downtown Oakville Jazz Festival has been able to host over forty free concerts over a three day weekend in downtown Oakville, on three main venues in the downtown Oakville area as well as two smaller stages Friday and Saturday evening. In addition to the main stages, the Festival also take places within the over 200 boutique retail found within the downtown Oakville shopping and business district.

The 2011 Oakville Jazz Festival will be held August 5th to 7th. For more information, visit www.oakvillejazz.com


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