Jumpers and Jazz lifts off to a dynamic start this weekend – festivities have begun and the trees are all dressed and ready.
The Jumpin’ Jazz Laneway Party at the historic Warwick Town Hall gets under way tomorrow night, Friday 19 July, with hot food, sweets and beverages available in the funky lit-up laneway throughout the night. Patrons can then wine, dine, and dance the night away inside the cosy jazzed-up Town Hall. The Kalamunda Youth Swing Band all the way from Perth will open the night, followed by Dezzie D and the Stingrayz. DD Event Hire, a festival sponsor, is taking great care to ensure patrons are comfortable inside for wining and dining, and the dance floor will be ‘ready when you are’ for jive lovers. Doors open at 5.30pm. Tickets are available for pre-purchase at Bryson’s gifts and online at www.tickets.com.au and will also be available at the event.
Also tomorrow, Friday 19 July, the Art @St Marks Exhibition at Warwick’s St Mark’s Anglican Church on Grafton Street hosts their official opening and ‘Meet the Artist’ from 5pm.
This Saturday 20 July will be all about live jazz and excellent yarnbombed extravaganza. The Warwick Art Gallery will launch their fabulous Yarntopian showcase ‘Off the Grid’ in the gallery foyer, along with all the woolly treasures out in the gallery courtyard. To celebrate, live jazz performances and artisan craft stalls will abound from 9.30am.
Palmerin Street will fill with jazz while tree-lovers soak in all the wonders of the quirky trees. The Downtown Jazz stage in front of the Warwick Town Hall will feature top live performers right through from 9.30am to 4pm. That gives plenty of time for those heading out that night to the Killarney Bonfire Night or one of the many local restaurant events.
This Sunday 21 July will feature the Warwick Sporting Car Club’s ‘Grand Automobile Display’ which fills Palmerin Street and overflows into Leslie Park. Three jazz stages with al fresco dining promise top performers throughout the day from 9.30am to 2.30pm. For the full programme visit the festival website www.jumpersandjazz.com.au