The Orangeville Blues and Jazz Festival has once again been recognized by Festival and Events Ontario (FEO) as one of the 2019 Top 100 Festivals and Events in Ontario. The Top 100 recipients represent festivals and events that excel within the industry. This award represents the eighth year that the Orangeville Blues and Jazz Festival has been recognized as a Top 100 recipient. Submissions from FEO members were received for consideration in the fall of 2018 and were evaluated by an independent panel of judges. Festivals and events of all kinds from every corner of Ontario were represented in the submissions – from community festivals to internationally recognized events. The 2019 Top 100 Awards were given out on Thursday, February 28th during FEO’s Annual Conference “Create the Experience” in London, Ontario.
“It is gratifying for the Festival and our community to be recognized by the festival and events industry. On behalf of the Board of Directors, volunteers and supporters of the Orangeville Blues and Jazz Festival, we would like to thank our outstanding community, funders and sponsors for their significant support in creating an exciting festival of such importance” said Josh Leitch, President of the Festival Board of Directors.
“We are thrilled to receive this recognition of our Festival once again and we look forward to presenting our 17th annual Festival this year. I am particularly pleased that our Festival attendance grows steadily every year and we continue to present some of the very best in both local and Canadian talent” said Larry Kurtz, Festival Founder and Artistic Director.
The 17th Annual Orangeville Blues and Jazz Festival will take place from May 31 to June 2, 2019.