Fri, Jul 22


100 Regina St S, Waterloo, ON N2J 4P9, Canada

2022 Sun Life Uptown Waterloo Jazz Festival

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2022 Sun Life Uptown Waterloo Jazz Festival

Time & Location

Jul 22, 5:00 p.m. EDT – Jul 24, 4:00 p.m. EDT

100 Regina St S, Waterloo, ON N2J 4P9, Canada

About the event

Sun Life UpTown Waterloo Jazz Festival is ON!

April 4, 2022 – WATERLOO, ON – After a two-year break due to the pandemic, the Sun Life UpTown Waterloo Jazz Festival will return this summer from Friday, July 22 to Sunday, July 24.

“We  are thrilled to be back presenting live music for our community,” said  Steve Joyce, Media Director & President of the Festival.  “The last  two years have been difficult for everyone.   We hope that enjoying live music with family and friends will be a  welcome relief and a sign that things are getting back to normal. Of  course, we will follow Public Health guidelines if any are in place at  the time of the Festival.”

New Artistic  Director Derek Hines has been working hard to put together a great  program of musicians that will celebrate the return of the Festival.

“There will be  something for everyone at this year’s Festival,” shared Hines. “We will  have lots of local talent, along with some notable national stars, to  grace our stage.”

This year’s headliners will include fan favourite Matt Dusk performing his show “Matt Dusk Sings Sinatra” on Friday night.  Saturday night will feature a new group to the Festival, Monkey House.  Sunday’s headliner will be Steven Taetz,  who was scheduled to play the 2019 Festival, however Mother Nature had  other ideas as a severe thunderstorm caused the Festival  to close early.

“If you like the  music of Steely Dan, you will love Monkey House,” added Hines. “They are  not a cover band – they play original material with a nice jazzy, blues  and rock style reminiscent of Steely Dan. They  are top flight players – a real musicians’ band.  We are very fortunate  to have them play our Festival,” he added.

“And we know how  popular Matt Dusk is. He packs the place every time he plays the  Festival so get here early if you want to see him,” said Hines.

“On Sunday, Stephen  Taetz will make for a great summer afternoon of music, performing  original material and standards in his unique vocal style,” continued  Hines.


  • 5 hours 30 minutes

    Friday Night Lineup

    Main Stage

  • 5 hours 30 minutes

    Saturday Lineup

    Main Stage
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