Warwick’s Jumpers and Jazz in July promises to keep the region’s reputation for fine food alive and healthy again this year.
The 10-day festival welcomes visitors and locals alike on Friday 21 July with a winter dinner in the vintage surrounds of Warwick’s historic Town Hall.
Director of Dining for the Winter Dinner, Rob Hamilton, promises a creative choice to delight the palate.
“The Winter Dinner has evolved into one of our signature events through Jumpers and Jazz and is a celebration of the richness of local produce with all food being sourced throughout our region,” Rob said.
“Whether it’s the venison from Ballandean, pork belly from Warwick or the potato from Killarney this meal is sure to impress. The menu has been designed and produced by Chef Drew from the Queensland College of Wine Tourism’s award-winning restaurant ‘Varias’.”
Patrons can also look forward to wines of high repute to accompany their fine dining experience, along with local boutique beers available through the cash bar.
Completing the delightful visual impact for high-class dining will be Peta from Warwick Weddings and Events – eager to lend her creative flair as a sponsor for the event.
The jazz ambience will be created by ‘Girl Friday’ – an engaging female vocalist with her talented back up instrumentalists, fast gaining a wide fan base in the South East.
After dinner, the dance floor is open with an option to ‘dance the night away’ until midnight to the upbeat and popular Dezzie D and the Stingrayz.
Jazz lovers can alternatively purchase a ‘seat only’ gallery ticket, commencing at a later time, with a free wine and canape upon entry. The option to join in the dancing will be available from the first interval.
The word is “get in early” – this dinner event does book out. Tickets are available on-line now at warwicktickets.com
The full Jumpers and Jazz 2017 program will be released online today, Thursday 8 June, and a print version will be available from next Thursday.
For more information on Warwick’s 14th annual yarnbombing and jazz festival, visit www.jumpersandjazz.com
About Jumpers and Jazz
Jumpers and Jazz in July brings together a program of over 100 events during the 10 days of the festival. The program is book-ended by two big weekends of celebrations providing plenty of opportunity to make a weekend of it. Or avoid the crowds and take advantage of the festival’s mid-week program.
Weekends are very popular with visitors who enjoy a busy street vibe and robust jazz performances.
Weekdays are quieter, with self-directed activities and real gems like the Warwick Potter’s Hot Pots soup night.
The first weekend (Friday 21 to Sunday 23 July) key events include:
* The Winter Dinner (Friday 21 July).
* Jazz at the Gallery with artisan markets (Saturday 22 July).
* Killarney Fire Drums and Bonfire (Saturday 22 July).
* The RACQ Grand Historic Auto Display (Sunday 23 July).
The second weekend (Friday 28 to Sunday 30 July) key events include:
* The Warwick Chamber of Commerce Jazz Lounge (Saturday 29 July).
* The Suitcase Rummage Market (Saturday 29 July).
* The Warwick Credit Union Picnic in the Park with free live jazz (Sunday 30 July).
* Warwick Potters craft markets (Sunday 30 July).
On everyday of the festival you can experience the fun of the tree jumper exhibition and visit Warwick Art Gallery to see the special exhibitions for Jumpers and Jazz in July.
Fill up the rest of your itinerary with live jazz events at restaurants, hotels and clubs, wonderful food inspired by local produce, art workshops, pop up craft shops and much more.