Our Mission

Mission – to organize and operate annual music and art festivals branded as jazz+ festivals… AMFYR seeks to stimulate and support York Region’s creative culture by collaborating and partnering with as many arts/cultural sectors as possible; by creating community festivals including all music genres, all forms of arts, media, word, theatre; by fostering positive social, creative cultural and community contact and impact; by providing showcase, learning and interactive activities for local youth, members of our diverse cultural mosaic, seniors and families; by creating attractive, interactive, vibrant community events to be enjoyed by everyone in our Region....

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Our History

2015 Newmarket jazz+ Festival Aug 1-4

Thanks to: 12,000 Patrons, 200 Volunteers and 30 Interns/Coordinators

The Newmarket jazz+ Festival is produced by non-profit organization – Arts Music Festivals York Region whose mandate is to create and develop more festivals in York Region featuring local home-grown Canadian talent.

This unique summer event is a vibrant celebration of arts and culture through the exploration of music, art and as many cultural genres as possible – It is JAZZ PLUS! The glorious festival location at Riverwalk Commons in the heart of the old Town of Newmarket a short walk to Heritage Main Street and Fairy Lake is a wonderful 4 day get away destination f...

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