UpBeat News with Jane Perry

Just when you thought you wouldn’t get any music festivals this summer…the Internet comes through! It won’t be quite the same as being outside in a park with a thousand of your closest friends, but at least you can still feast your eyes and ears on some of the best live music performed by some of the best musicians…and with full access to your own fridge! Check out these online music festivals this summer.

For fans of classical music:

ClassicFM outlines nine of the best international classical music festivals you can attend online this summer.

For the jazz fans:
The Montreal International Jazz Festival will be online from June 27 through 30.
Check out Toronto’s Beaches Jazz Festival online from July 17 through 26.

For the folkies:
The Calgary Folk Music Festival isn’t letting you down! Artistic Director
Kerry Clarke and her crew have launched a six-week online festival
which started on May 26.

For those who love roots and blues:
The mighty Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival will be online from
August 14 to 16.

And if you enjoy music of the African diaspora:
I attended AfroFest in Toronto fifteen years ago and danced all night (and I’m not much of a dancer!) Check out
the stunning musicianship and danceable grooves from July 17 through 26 at 8:00 pm each evening.