Sounds of Leslieville & Riverside returning with block party

The Beaches International Jazz Festival is returning to Leslieville and Riverside for a weekend-long musical showcase.

Sounds of Leslieville & Riverside takes place July 6-8 at Jimmie Simpson Park, and will help kick off the three-week festival that runs until July 29.

New for this year, the event will bring a block party to Riverside with six stages along Queen St. E including Boulton Ave., Saulter St., Degrassi St., Booth St., Verral Ave. and Morse St.

The event is free to all and will feature music and food vendors Friday night, all day Saturday and Sunday afternoon before winding down.

Visit beachesjazz.com for more information.

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