THURSDAY 7th JUNE
We will be having a Jazz Dance at Club Sapphire on Thursday night for early arrivers. Kicking off at 7.30pm, this is an informal off-ticket event. The cost is $10 for badge holders and $15 for non-badge holders. Just pay at the door.
FRIDAY 8th JUNE
The Festival will start at 5pm in all six venues, finishing at midnight.
SATURDAY 9th 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 program will re-start immediately afterwards, at noon, and continue through till midnight.
On Saturday evening Jazz Quest will be held 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. Immediately afterwards, the jam session ‘Bebop and Beyond’ will bring together musicians young and old to play right through till 2am.
SUNDAY 10th JUNE
The ecumenical service will be held in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, opposite the RSL on Main St, commencing at 11.30am. The program will recommence at noon in all venues and continue through till midnight.
MONDAY 11th JUNE
The Jazz Hatters Party is a fun-filled day to be held at the RSL 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 2018 poster is based on the painting by Di Tarrant and the colours for this year, lemon, lime and orange on white, are based on those in the painting.
Our website has all the information you need for easy registration for the 2018 Festival.
We look forward to seeing you in Merimbula in 2018.