Oakville Jazz Festival is now the TD OAKVILLE SONGS OF SUMMER

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Now Accepting Audition Applications To Perform On The Merriam Music Stage, at the 2017 TD Songs Of Summer Festival

Are you a band, solo musician, student, or song-writer who is interested in participating in Merriam Music’s Emerging Artist Stage at the TD Songs of Summer Festival?

Each year, Merriam Music plays a major role in the Songs of Summer (formerly Downtown Oakville Jazz festival), one of Ontario’s finest outdoor music festivals.  With headline acts on the main stage, and our own Merriam stage running full-time through the festival, we’ve got lots of exposure opportunity for young and up-and-coming musicians.

So here’s your chance to be a part of it!  If you want a chance to get your own 30 or 60 minute set at Merriam’s Jazz Fest, click the “APPLY HERE” button to the left, and complete the signup form.  Someone will be in touch with you to let you know what to do next!

The Emerging Artist Stage @ TD Songs of Summer - AUGUST 19th 2017

Merriam Music and the TD Songs of Summer Festival have been able to introduce a wider and more diverse mix of musicians to the festival lineup, and has also become known as a major talent showcase for bands of all ages looking to perform for thousands of fans.  Merriam Music returns again for 2017 with an exciting new stage and competition!  Stay tuned for more details.


How to get to the Festival


The TD Downtown Oakville Jazz Festival fills Downtown Oakville with music from six stages placed along Lakeshore Rd East from Navy Street to Allan Street.

Map / Directions

Coming Soon!



Oakville Go Station
214 Cross Ave., Oakville, ON L6J 2W6
Cross Ave. @ Argus Rd.
Exit QEW @ Trafalgar Rd.; south to Cross Ave.;
west to the station.
Alternate entrance to parking off Speers Rd.

Distance from Festival: 2.5 km

Oakville Go Transit Website


Toronto Pearson Airport
Distance from Festival: 33.6 km
Airport Website
Taxi Services
Click here for a listing from the yellow pages

Where To Stay In And Around Oakville

Holiday Inn Oakville 590 Argus Rd Oakville, Ontario L6J 3J3

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Hilton Garden Inn Oakville 2774 South Sheridan Way Oakville, Ontario, L6J 7T4

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Staybridge Suites Oakville-Burlington 2511 Wyecroft Rd, Oakville, Ontario L6L 6P8

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Monte Carlo Inn 374 South Service Rd E, Oakville, Ontario L6J 2X6

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Sandman Hotels, Inns & Suites 3451 South Service Rd W, Oakville, Ontario L6L 0C3

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Homewood Suites by Hilton 2095 Winston Park Dr, Oakville, Ontario L6H 6P5

Hotel Website

Thank you to our generous sponsors!


The TD Downtown Oakville Jazz Festival is produced by the Downtown Oakville BIA and brought to you by the businesses of Downtown Oakville and the generous support of our sponsors below.