FRIDAY 7th JUNE
JazzFest, the programmed live music for the Merimbula Jazz Festival, will start at 5pm in all six venues, finishing at midnight.
SATURDAY 8th JUNE
The Festival will again feature the ever popular parade through town. Starting at 10.30am, it will finish at the outdoor stage on Beach Street with the Big Blow and a sing-along. The JazzFest program will re-start immediately afterwards, and continue through till midnight.
Market Street will remain closed to traffic for the remainder of the day, and will be the home of StreetFest – a fabulous street market with music, dancing and food.
This year, we are pleased to introduce the Lakeside Lantern Walk. Assembly will be at 5 pm at Spencer Park, Merimbula. The walk begins at 5:30 pm and makes its way into Beach Street, ending near Twyford Hall.
Jazz Quest will be held on Saturday evening at the Lakeview Hotel. This provides a great opportunity to hear the future trends of jazz and to be amazed at the talent on show from our young musicians.
SUNDAY 9th JUNE
This year, the ecumenical service will be held at Club Sapphire commencing at 11.00am. The JazzFest program will recommence at noon in all venues and continue through till midnight.
MONDAY 10th JUNE
The Jazz Hatters Party is a fun-filled day to be held at Club Sapphire and will feature a line up of popular bands. There will be prizes for the best hats and the Festival raffle will also be drawn. It is a community event and is free for all. You cannot bring your own food or drinks but there will be plenty available at a reasonable cost.
Don’t forget to take time to see the Jazz Art display at Club Sapphire. One of the paintings will feature as the basis for next year’s poster. The 2019 poster is based on the painting by Sue Ellen Yates and the colours for this year are based on those in the painting.
Our website has all the information you need for easy registration for the 2019 Festival.
We look forward to seeing you in Merimbula in 2019.