This year the “Niagara Belle” is in “Dry Dock” but the TD Niagara Jazz Festival has been very busy finding the perfect locations to provide you with a similar quality experience right “ON” the water.  We have come up with the following exciting new events based on the beloved “Dixieland Jazz Cruise” experience…  TWO exciting ‘pop-up’ events!



BAND:  Dixie Demons
DATE: Sunday, July 29th, 2018
ADDRESS: Pop-up location in Niagara-on-the-Lake (private residence on the lake)
GETTING THERE: Guests will take a FREE shuttle from the NOTL Community Centre.
PARKING:  FREE on site at theNOTL Community Centre.  (14 Anderson Lane, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON)
SHUTTLE TIMES:  5:15 PM – 5:45 PM  – 6:15 PM – 6:45 PM
EVENT TIME:  7pm – 9:30pm
PRICE: $89 + HST (includes meal)  Only a few tickets left!


It all started way back in 1984 when trombonist Dan Douglas, a student at Humber College in Toronto, was asked to put together a Dixieland jazz band for a school function. He found some of his best musician friends to do the job, and the Dixie Demons were born. His excellent band was noticed, and continues to turn heads three decades later! This prestigious Toronto-based performing group entertains at corporate and private events, concerts, festivals, and clubs with a catchy and exciting repertoire of traditional jazz.

Click HERE for Artist info.   More band info HERE.



A ‘sneak peek’ of the beautiful property where the event will be held.  Scroll down for information on how to get to the event…



* Be sure to bring sunscreen and a sun hat for the beautiful sunset! *


  • Louisiana Cajun Spiced BBQ Chicken
  • Southern Garlic Bread
  • Creole Dirty Rice
  • Mutsu Apple Slaw
  • Arugula, Dandelion, Romaine & Spring Greens with Vidalia Onion, Red & Yellow Pepper and Fresh Blueberries in Rancourt Honey Vinaigrette
  • Desert TBC

* Food is lovingly prepared by Mary Lou Turner from ‘Let’s get Fresh’ catering. *


REMINDER:   Please park at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre. From here you will be shuttled to the secret location which is a few minutes away.
Shuttle Times:  5:15 PM – 5:45 PM  – 6:15 PM – 6:45 PM

  • Outdoor seating (table of 8)
  • Dinner included
  • One complimentary cocktail per person
  • Cash bar

*  Tickets are non-refundable  *

*  Artists and Venue subject to change *



BAND:  Dr. Jazz and the JazzBugs
DATE: Saturday, July 21st, 2018
VENUE: Cefalu Rustica Eatery / Lock One Stage
ADDRESS:  1 Lock Street, St. Catharines
TIME:  7pm – 9:30pm (Come early for your complimentary drink!)
CONCERT TIME:  7pm – 9:30pm
PRICE: $89 + HST (includes meal) . SOLD OUT


The Jazzbugs’ music features toe-tapping, quick-witted, uplifting hot jazz in the rich tradition of 1920s and 30sBuffalo  songwriters such as Jack Yellen and Harold Arlen, to name a couple.

Dr. Jazz has led retro bands for many years, from the legendary UB Skiffle Band to the Ukulele Ladies to the current Jazzbugs lineup and has played with Leon Redbone, Bonnie Raitt, John Hammond Jr. and several others.

In addition to Dr. Jazz, the Jazzbugs include mellifluous guitarist and banjo player Willie Wilson and noted jazz bassist Ed Woods.

The Jazzbugs perform as a trio and are expandable, including additional musicians for larger venues, and have a steady Sunday evening engagement at Nietzsches on Allen Street in Buffalo. A CD release is planned for the near future.






·      Pizza: Margherita, Canadian, Vegetarian

·      Salad: Mixed Baby greens with two dressings on the side

·      Pasta: All Norma Rigatoni (Eggplant, tomato sauce, ricotta

·      Porchetta

·      Canonlis: One per person (individually prepared)