Update about the 2021 Festival & Arborienteering

We at the Guelph Jazz Festival are thrilled by the prospect that we can present live music this summer, and are working diligently to do so in a way that is both engaging and can be done safely.

This year’s Guelph Jazz Festival will necessarily be in a very different structure than previous years. With the likelihood that strict limits for public gathering will still be in place in the late summer, we won’t be mounting a large outdoor stage in Market Square, closing Carden Street to do so. Instead, we will be presenting free live music on much smaller stages in various city parks, including in neighbourhoods where we have never presented programming and where little live music gets presented in general. We will be announcing the ‘GJF in the Parks’ programming, scheduled for 16-17-18 September, including which groups in which parks, in the next few weeks.

In addition, we will be presenting a select number of indoor, ticketed concerts if we are able to do so. These will include 8:30pm concerts on 16-17-18 September, and a few others if possible. This programming, along with a few site-specific, unconventional projects, will likewise be announced in the next few weeks.

Thanks for your patience as we work to assemble all of this programming, and help to revive the culture of live music that people so clearly crave and, increasingly, anticipate!

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