TD Halifax Jazz Festival 2024 – Event Information & Guide

TD Halifax Jazz Festival Main Stage

Whether you are a fan of the jazz genre or simply enjoy a lively music festival atmosphere, the TD Halifax Jazz Festival is one event you don’t want to miss when visiting Halifax in the summer. From participating venues to the exciting lineups of musical performances, discover everything you need to know about the 2024 Halifax Jazz Festival in this event guide. 

Don’t forget to book your room at Cameo Suites – the best place to stay for the event.

TD Halifax Jazz Festival 2024: General Information

Started in 1987, the TD Halifax Jazz Festival is the oldest jazz festival in Atlantic Canada and has grown into one of the biggest and most anticipated summer events in Halifax, attracting more than 65,000 visitors, 400 volunteers, and over 350 local musicians each year.

This year marks the 38th annual celebration of the event and is poised to be bigger and better than ever, with an exciting lineup of musical performances, free concerts, and complementing attractions and activities.

Event Dates

The Halifax Jazz Festival is a six-day event traditionally held every July. This year, the 38th annual TD Halifax Jazz Festival will run from July 9 to 14, 2024.

  • Dates: July 9-14, 2024

Locations

Participating venues can be found all over the downtown arena. However, the Halifax Jazz Festival has four official concert venues.

  • TD Main Stage – Salter Lot, Halifax Waterfront:5057 Salter St.
  • St. Matthew’s United Church (All Ages) – 1479 Barrington St.
  • The Carelton (19+) – 1685 Argyle St.
  • The Seahorse / The Local (19+) – 2037 Gottingen St.

Ticket Prices

Tickets to the festival’s official concert stages can be purchased through their TIXR portal. Single show tickets are available for each of the festival’s headlining performers. However, the best way to experience the event is with a festival pass, which includes access to all shows throughout the six-day event. Standard Passes start at $215 per ticket.

Age Requirements

Each of the Halifax Jazz Festival’s participating venues features its own age requirements. The Carleton and the Seas horse / The Local have a strict adult-only (19+) policy, while the St. Matthew’s United Church stage welcomes visitors of all ages.

The festival at the TD Main Stage also welcomes guests of all ages. However, those under the age of 19 are required to fill out an underage application form and must be accompanied by a supervising parent or guardian.

TD Halifax Jazz Festival

TD Halifax Jazz Festival 2024 Schedule

So far, the festival committee has only announced its musical lineups for the first five days of its official concert stages. This list will continue to be updated as more announcements are made.

Official Concert Venues

These are the highly anticipated lineups for each of the TD Halifax Jazz Festival’s official concert stages, with more acts and jazz groups still to be added.

TD Main Stage Lineup

  • Killer Mike – July 9
  • Fitz and the Tantrums – July 10
  • Emmylou Harris – July 11
  • Alan Syliboy & The Thundermakers – July 11 
  • Matt Anderson & The Big Bottle of Joy – July 12
  • The War and Treaty – July 12
  • Charlotte Day Wilson – July 13
  • Nick Hakim – July 13

St. Matthew’s United Church Stage Lineup

  • Jill Barber – July 10
  • Julian Lage Trio – July 12
  • Emmet Cohen Trio – July 13

The Carleton Stage Lineup

  • Maryna Krut – July 11
  • Avataar – July 12
  • Laura Anglade – July 13

The Seahorse / The Local Events

  • The Creative Music Workshop (CMW) Series – July 6 to 14
TD Halifax Jazz Festival Partner Stage

Community Stages

Along with its headlining events on its main stages, the TD Halifax Jazz Festival features free musical concerts for all ages at various community stages throughout the city. Lineups for these venues are announced closer to the event. 

  • Hydrostone Park (All Ages) – 5523 Young St.
  • Ferry Terminal Park (All Ages) – Ferry Terminal Park

Jazz Labs

The Halifax Jazz Festival holds their popular Jazz Labs throughout the year as part of their Music Education Program. Offering behind-the-scenes insight into the jazz music industry, these free events welcome guests of all ages and include artist talks, master classes, and interactive concerts. 

  • Halifax Central Library (All Ages) – 5440 Spring Garden Rd.
  • Alderney Gate Library (All Ages) – 330 Lacewood Dr.

Partnered Stages

Each year, the festival works with local bars and restaurants to set up partner stages. Throughout the festival, these stages feature their own line-up of live jazz performances and are great spots to enjoy the soothing musical sounds in a more laid-back setting.

  • Obladee Wine Bar (19+) – 1600 Barrington St.
  • Lion’s Head Tavern (All Ages) – 3085 Robie St.
  • The Local (19+) – 2037 Gottingen St.

Where to Stay for the Halifax Jazz Festival 2024

Check out Cameo Suites if you are looking for a convenient place to stay for the Halifax Jazz Festival. Located within walking distance of all stages and participating venues, our charming hotel is among the best accommodations in Halifax for immersing in all the festivities of the annual event. But be sure to reserve your room now, as we are sure to book up quickly as the anticipated festival dates approach.