Get ready Waterloo!

The 27th annual UpTown Jazz Festival returns July 19th to the 21st. This free three day event features the best jazz musicians around.

Not sure what to expect this year? Park Property Management has all the information you need to know before you go.

For 25 years, more than 35,000 Waterloo residents have been attending this massive jazz festival. It's so popular with artists that there are annually over 200 musicians requesting to be part of the festival.

With two stages, there's a wide range of performers to see. The 2019 lineup is as follows:



3:30pm: Youth Jazz Ensemble

4:30pm: Blunt Object

6:00pm: FreePlay

7:30pm: Tim Louis

9:00pm: Loop Doctors



3:00pm: Youth Jazz Ensemble

4:30pm: Eliana Cueves

6:00pm: Clefs of Moher 

7:30pm: Snaggle

9:00pm: Steven Taetz



12:30pm: TBA

1:30pm: Iron Tonic Jazz Band

3:00pm: John MacMurchy 


Along with great performances, there will be food trucks, bar tents, free jazz workshops, an instrument petting zoo where children can hold various instruments, and more!

The festival takes place in the City Centre Parking Lot, and visitors can enjoy free parking in the UpTown Parkade from 4pm on Friday, July 19th to the end of the day on Sunday, July 22nd. There will be some street parking available, free as listed up to three hours at a time. For cyclists, the bike valet is back allowing you to check in your bike Friday from 6pm to 10:30pm, Saturday from noon to 10:30pm, and Sunday from 10:30am to 4:30pm.

If you can't make the festival, the Jazz after Jazz program works with local restaurants to bring even more jazz to Waterloo during the festival. There will be several restaurants with live jazz musician performances before, during, and after the onstage performances. 

This is an outdoor festival that runs rain or shine, so please dress appropriately.