THE 19TH ORANGEVILLE BLUES AND JAZZ FESTIVAL RETURNS THIS SPRING WITH AN EXCITING SCHEDULE OF OUTSTANDING PERFORMERS AND SPECIAL EVENTS
The Orangeville Blues and Jazz Festival is looking forward to presenting another highly anticipated multi-day event from June 2-4, 2023, in downtown Orangeville!
The Festival has been consistently recognized as one of the TOP 100 Events and Festivals in Ontario and most recently, the Festival is proud to be a recipient of the 2023 award by Festivals & Events Ontario.
“We are very excited to announce this year’s 19th Festival which will feature 75 acts on 3 stages with several bands performing on Broadway and Mill Street plus live music being featured in participating local pubs and restaurants and other special events throughout the weekend” says Larry Kurtz, Festival Founder and Artistic Director.
Friday, June 2nd
The Festival opens on Friday night at 5PM with the ever-popular Blues Cruise on Broadway sponsored by MacMaster Buick GMC, Orangeville Chrysler and Orangeville Volkswagen. The Blues Cruise will feature over 250 classic cars being proudly showcased by their owners.
The TD Broadway Stage will open with Voodoo Pawnshop performing at 5PM followed by Rosie’s Smokehouse Deluxe; and Danny Marks.
The TD Main Stage in Alexandra Park will feature Orangeville’s own Larry Kurtz and the Lawbreakers & the Lawbreakers starting at 8PM followed by Rick Estrin & The Nightcats.
Saturday, June 3rd
To get things started on Saturday, the Orangeville Business Improvement Area (OBIA) Farmers Market will be operating from 8AM to 1PM featuring some of the finest local farm fresh produce and meats, ready-to-eat sweets and savories, handcrafted goods, and more! In addition, Broadway and Mill Street will be vehicle free to allow for a pedestrian friendly festival environment with over 60 food and artisanal market vendors on Mill Street and First Avenue beside Alexandra Park.
The TD Broadway Stage line-up kicks-off at 12:30PM with the celebrated New Orleans style Jazz March; followed by Fifty 50; Jazz Society; Heather Katz; and the Campfire Poets.
The TD Main Stage events will start at 2PM with Guy Belanger from Quebec; followed by Kenny Blues Boss Wayne; Sandra Bouza; Chris Antonik; Bywater Call; and MonkeyJunk.
The Orangeville Opera House will host Stan Chang & Charlie Cooley starting at 12PM followed by Brandon Isaak, Jake Chisholm, and Eliana Cuevas.
Special performer workshops will be presented at the newly opened Marion Hall (Covenant Alliance Church) with a harmonica workshop featuring Guy Belanger; followed by a Blues & Jazz dance workshop with Dance Orangeville; and a Blues guitar workshop with Brandon Isaak.
Sunday, June 4th
On Sunday, the TD Main Stage lineup will begin at 12PM with the Toronto Mass Choir, followed by Suzie Vinnick, JW Jones and Shakura S’Aida.
The TD Broadway Stage lineup will start at 12PM with the Travelling Wannabes, Coster McGibbon, and Soul Collective.
The Orangeville Opera House presentations will start at 12PM with the Tony Holiday Band with special guest, Steve Marriner, followed by Rob Lutes, and Barbra Lica.
The Blues & Bikes event, sponsored by Barrie Harley-Davidson, will take place along Broadway and Mill Street hosting hundreds of motorcycle enthusiasts proudly displaying their bikes and enjoying live music.
The Festival is grateful for the significant support provided by our volunteers and for the funding and services so generously provided by our funders and sponsors.
- Orangeville Business Improvement Area
- Department of Canadian Heritage
- The Town of Orangeville
- TD Bank Group
- Central Counties Tourism
- E. Hofmann Plastics
- The Orangeville Banner
- Marks Orangeville
- MacMaster GM
- Orangeville Chrysler
- Orangeville Volkswagen
- Carter Professional Corporation
- Barrie Harley-Davidson
- S. Burnett & Associates
- Green Monkey Creative
- FM 101 Orangeville
For Festival Interviews contact:
Larry Kurtz – Festival Founder & Artistic Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Josh Leitch – President, Festival Board of Directors, email@example.com
For Festival images and performer information, firstname.lastname@example.org