Free Performances at Beaches International Jazz Festival

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Beaches Jazz Festival
Beaches International Jazz Festival
Beaches Jazz Festival
Beaches International Jazz Festival

The Beaches International Jazz Festival wraps up this weekend with free performances by acclaimed jazz artists at the OLG Main Stage at Kew Gardens from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July 24, 2011. Performances to note include husband-and-wife singer-songwriters Marc Jordan and Amy Sky on Saturday, July 23 at 12:30 p.m. If Cajun/Zydeco music gets your hips moving, you’ll definitely want to check out the Grammy-nominated Lisa Haley & The ZydeKats performing at 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 23. The Rockit 88 Band, playing on Sunday, July 24 at 2 p.m. plays classic blues and country rock and features Beaches International Jazz Festival art director Bill King on piano. For a taste of the Afro-Cuban percussion sound, check out The Iroko Project, which opens at 11 a.m. on Saturday.

Bring your fold-up chairs if you have them as you may find you want to stay awhile. The forecast for this weekend is in the mid-30s so don’t pass on the hats and sunscreen. There is a licensed beer garden on site, food concession stands, portable washrooms, as well as vendors selling crafts and jewellery.

Kew Gardens is located at Queen Street East and Lee Avenue.

Amy Sky at Beaches Jazz Festival
Amy Sky