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Blues and Jazz Festival named one of Ontario's top 100 festivals

The Orangeville Blues and Jazz Festival has 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 is 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 were represented in the submissions. The 2019 Top 100 Awards were announced on February 28 at the FEO's annual conference in London, Ontario.

"It is gratifying for the festival and our community to be recognized by the festival and events industry," said Josh Leitch, President of the festival's board of directors. "On behalf of the board, 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."

Festival Founder and Artistic Director Larry Kurtz said organizers are thrilled to receive this recognition and look forward to presenting the 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."

The 17th annual Orangeville Blues and Jazz Festival will take place from May 31 to June 2, 2019. More information will be announced soon and will be available at www.orangevillebluesandjazz.ca.