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STREETFEST: Beaches International Jazz Festival (Queen Street East)

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Join us for a fun evening listening to dozens of bands at the 25th annual Beaches International Jazz Festival's StreetFest (http://www.beachesjazz.com/street-fest/) 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 (http://www.beachesjazz.com/street-fest/) 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 (http://www.beachesjazz.com/street-fest/). Wear a pair of good walking shoes because there will be a lot of walking! More information (http://www.beachesjazz.com/street-fest/).

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 (http://www.beachesjazz.com/street-fest/) 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 (http://www.beachesjazz.com/street-fest/) 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)[masked].

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.

MAP (https://maps.google.ca/maps?client=safari&oe=UTF-8&q=1897+Queen+Street+East&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x89d4cbf645be6f57:0xc5f4a42bd03db52a,1897+Queen+St+E,+Toronto,+ON+M4L+1H3&gl=ca&ei=5iPBUagB1K2uAdLjgMgM&ved=0CCwQ8gEwAA)