Beaches jazz fest coming to Leslieville and Riverside

The Beaches International Jazz Festival, now in its 28th season, is expanding west for the first time ever combining Leslieville and Riverside for a weekend-long musical showcase.

The three-week festival kicked off Saturday, July 2, with the first-ever Beaches Salsa Festival, before going west for Sounds of Leslieville & Riverside taking place July 8 to 10 at Jimmie Simpson Park.

Sounds of Leslieville & Riverside is free to all and will feature musical programming Friday night, all day Saturday and Sunday afternoon before winding down.

At the same time, Leslieville will also be holding Sidewalk Fest, an event showcasing local businesses in the community. Shops will be selling wares in the street and featuring sales, promos and samples.

Take a look below for full schedule.

Friday July 8

8:30 PM KC Roberts & The Live Revolution

Saturday July 9

12:00 PM Toronto All-Star Big Band
2:00 PM Turbo Street Funk
4:00 PM Kim & Company
6:00 PM Johannes Linstead
8:00 PM Eddie Bullen & Friends

Sunday July 10

12:00 PM Toronto All-Star Big Band
2:00 PM Jerome Tucker Band
4:00 PM Paul James

The Beaches International Jazz Festival runs until Sunday, July 24. Check out for more information.

Sounds of Leslieville & Riverside