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3 DAYS OF FREE JAZZ

The Sun Life Uptown Waterloo Jazz Festival is an annual 3 day FREE music festival held in Waterloo Ontario, encouraging all genres of jazz. This upcoming year of 2024, we invite you to our 31st Anniversary Season where we look forward to entertaining more than 28,000 enthusiastic festival goers!

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JAZZ AFTER JAZZ

Getting the whole community involved

In addition to our main stage entertainment we have partners across Waterloo joining in on the jazz spirit. Whether you attend these events before or after the mainstage, these acts are not to be missed.

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ARTIST SUBMISSIONS

Artist submissions for the 2023 festival are now closed. Please check back in the spring to view our lineup. Submissions for the 2024 festival will open in August.

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ABOUT US

Meet our executive team!

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VOLUNTEER

Want to enjoy a unique experience? Volunteer with the Sun Life Financial UpTown Waterloo Jazz Festival!

Volunteer perks include a free t-shirt, Volunteer Orientation day prior to the festival, and of course the extra benefit of listening to a great line-up of fantastic musicians!

The Festival is a volunteer-driven event that can only be staged with the help of wonderful people like you, generously donating their time. So come join us for great music and a spectacular community of jazz lovers.

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VENDORS

We are seeking extraordinary and unique vendors to be a part of the Sun Life UpTown Waterloo Jazz Festival for 2024!

Becoming a vendor for the Festival will help you to gain exposure and generate sales, as well as contribute to the liveliness and uniqueness of this free event!

Festival Fun Facts

  • Free to anyone to enjoy – rain or shine!

  • Offers live jazz entertainment in the picturesque setting of UpTown Waterloo

  • Over 100 volunteers commit to running the Festival annually

  • The Festival has been a registered charity since 1999

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EDUCATION AND OUTREACH

We have a wide range of educational opportunites for aspiring musicians of all ages.

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