STREETFEST: Beaches International Jazz Festival (Queen Street East)

Join us for a fun evening listening to dozens of bands at the 25th annual Beaches International Jazz Festival's StreetFest on Queen Street East. This is one of the biggest and best musical festivals in Canada, if not in all of North America!


THE EVENT

StreetFest is the Beaches International Jazz Festival's signature event showcasing the finest in Big Band, Swing, Dixieland, Smooth, Post-Bop, Afro-Cuban, Fusion, Funk, R&B and Soul sounds that Toronto has to offer. Upwards of 50 Canadian bands will entertain you along a two-kilometre stretch of Queen Street East, which will be closed to traffic. Each band will perform three sets during the evening. This will be the second day of the three-day StreetFest. Wear a pair of good walking shoes because there will be a lot of walking! More information.

 

DETAILS

DATE: Friday, July 26, 2013

TIME: Event is 7 to 11 p.m. Meet Belinda at 6:45 p.m.

WHERE: In front of Beach Dental, 1897 Queen Street East, Toronto, Ont. (just east of Woodbine Avenue on the south side of Queen)

ADMISSION: Free

MEETUP FEE: $2 cash per attendee (Please pay Belinda exact change at the meetup spot)

 

HOW TO BOOK

RSVP on this event page and show up at the meetup spot on the day of the event.

STREETFEST WALKING ARRANGEMENTS: Belinda will divide members into smaller groups who will go through StreetFest together (rather than having members go through as one large group). This is based on previous years' experience in which it proved challenging to pilot a larger group through the crowded streets. We lost a few members doing that!

 

MEETUP ARRANGEMENTS

Meet Belinda at 6:45 p.m. in front of Beach Dental at 1897 Queen Street East. This spot is just inside the start of StreetFest on the western boundry. It's also the location where one of Belinda's favourite artists, Dr. Draw will be performing!

Belinda is very short and will be wearing a bright pink hat. Cell # (416) 879-7575.

Please note: Belinda will be hosting until 10 p.m., but members can stay until StreetFest closes at 11 p.m. Belinda can't stay until closing because she is hosting a day trip to Stratford the next morning.

TTC DIRECTIONS: Take the Bloor/Danforth subway line to Woodbine station and then transfer onto the Woodbine 92 bus going south to Queen Street. Get off at Queen and walk a short distance east to the meeting spot.


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  • A former member
    A former member

    I was stuck in the bus jam as well and didn't have Belinda's cell no. On me. Anyway I got to the Dentist place 1897 Queen at 7 and didn't see anyone. Saw some great jazz bands all on my own.

    July 26, 2013

    • Belinda

      I'm so sorry you missed us, Jeannie. I stood at the meetup spot until about 7:20 p.m. in case members were stuck in the traffic jam.

      July 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Don't know how I could of missed you. Aw well, next time.

      July 27, 2013

  • Nadine

    Had a good time!, met some really great people

    July 27, 2013

  • Joel S.

    I was there from 6:30pm and no one showed up, I sat on the side in the park until 7:00pm, then I left because there was no one.

    July 27, 2013

    • Belinda

      Joel: I'm sorry you missed us. I was there from 6:45 to 7:20 p.m., right in front. I was wearing my bright pink cap and many members attended. I had my cellphone on and some members texted me if they were arriving late or if they couldn't find the address.

      July 27, 2013

  • Belinda

    On my way bus there is a traffic jam so I am going to be late. Please wait for me.

    July 26, 2013

  • Kathryn

    Still at work! May not make it in time go meet.

    July 26, 2013

  • liz

    special bus route starts at 6pm so hope I make it in time

    July 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be coming solo and look forward to meeting everyone :)

    July 26, 2013

  • Roz L.

    Sorry for the late notice, but my cousin, Clare Flanagan
    won't be able to make it tonight. She asked me to let you know
    as she can't get into the internet right now.

    July 26, 2013

  • Krasimira M.

    Hopefully I can make it tonight

    July 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Babbysitting my daughter's dog so will attend on my own. I will wave - from afar! - if I see you. Have a great time! :)

    July 26, 2013

  • Helen S.

    Me 3: the first time.

    July 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This will be my first meetup with you guys, so be nice to me.

    1 · July 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      HI Jeannie, it will be first as well. We can keep each other company.

      1 · July 15, 2013

    • Kathryn

      My first too! Looking forward to meeting you folks.

      1 · July 15, 2013

  • anne d.

    It will be nice to see everyone and of course the festival too!

    1 · July 11, 2013

  • liz

    always fun

    1 · July 8, 2013

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