orangeville blues jazz festival may 31-june 2, 2024

Concerts in the park • Opera House • Broadway Stage
Blues & Bikes• Blues Cruise• Downtown Ramble
Music in the restaurants and pubs • Music workshops

The Orangeville Blues and Jazz Festival gratefully acknowledges and thanks our partners, funding agencies and sponsors for their generous support of the 2023 Festival. We would also like to extend our sincere thanks and appreciation to the hundreds of volunteers who work so hard to make the Festival such a great success every year. We look forward to welcoming everyone to another outstanding Festival in 2024!

CELEBRATING OUR 20TH ANNIVERSARY IN 2024!

The award-winning and highly successful Orangeville Blues & Jazz Festival will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary from May 31st to June 2nd turning downtown Orangeville once again into the region’s largest musical festival and special event venue!

The Orangeville Blues & Jazz Festival has been consistently recognized as one of the Top 100 Festival and Events in Ontario and this year represents the 11th year the Festival received this noteworthy distinction.

“On behalf of the Festival Board of Directors, staff and volunteers, it is with a great deal of anticipation and pride that we are looking forward to presenting another weekend of outstanding music and events to be enjoyed by thousands of local residents and out-of-town visitors” says Josh Leitch, President of the Festival Board of Directors.  “This unique undertaking would not be possible without the support from the Orangeville Business Improvement Area and local businesses, the Town of Orangeville, our government funding agencies and of course, the featured performers and the thousands of people who attend the Festival.”

“This year’s Festival represents a celebration of our 20-year history of showcasing some of the most noteworthy local, Canadian and international artists in blues and jazz music” say Larry Kurtz, the Festivals Founder and Artistic Director. “This year will feature some returning acts that have been featured on our stages over the years along with many other performers that will be making their first appearance here as part of this year’s Festival”.

This year, the TD Mainstage and Opera House headliners will include Canada’s own Legendary Downchild Blues Band; Juno award-winner Laila Biali; the Blues Foundation Award winner the Nick Moss Band featuring Dennis Guenling; and Juno award winner and 6-time Maple Blues Award recipient, Dawn Taylor Watson with the Ben Racine Band and Juno-nominated Heather Bambrick.

Other featured artists include the Jack DeKeyzer Band; the Ghost Town Band; Harps of Gold featuring Steve Marriner, Paul Reddick, Jerome Godboo and Larry Kurtz; Canefire featuring Jeremy Ledbetter and friends; Joshua Arden Miller & The Pappy Johns Band; Larry Kurtz & the Lawbreakers with special guest Rick Taylor; She Wolves of London; Brandon Isaak; Angelina Hunter Trio; Toronto Mass Choir; Spencer Mackenzie; Stan Chang & Charlie Cooley; Joe Nolan; Conor Gains & Devin Cuddy; Alan Gerber; Campbell & Johnston; Danny Marks; Garnetta Cromwell & Da Groovemasters; and Glenn Marais & The Mojo Train.

Also returning this year will be the extremely popular free admission events such as music performances on the TD Broadway stage, the Classic Cars Blues Cruise on Broadway, the Broadway Ramble and New Orleans Jazz style March, performer workshops in the Library, the Blues & Bikes show & shine event, and crowd-pleasing pop-up bands performing on the street throughout the weekend.

Weekend passes and daily admission tickets for the TD Main Stage and Opera House go on sale as of March 30th through the Festival’s website. All other Festival events are Admission Free!

WANT TO VOLUNTEER?

Orangeville Blues and Jazz Volunteers are the heart and soul of the festival. 

A Special Thanks to our Sponsors!