Nambour Winter Jazz Fest grows to a three-day festival

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Nambour Winter Jazz Fest grows to a three-day festival

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The Nambour Winter Jazz Fest is back for a fourth year and set to entertain jazz lovers over three big days from 19th to 21st July 2019.

With almost double the lineup from 2018, the Nambour Winter Jazz Fest will feature more than fifteen world class Australian and International Jazz artists offering a diverse range of jazz styles, entertainment, and more in the fringe of the beautiful Sunshine Coast Hinterland town of Nambour.

Thanks to the support of Sunshine Coast Council, Queensland Performing Arts and other sponsoring organisations, individuals and volunteers, Nambour Winter Jazz fest is set to bring record crowds to this years’ event.

Holding the festival over three days in the Nambour also allows festivalgoers a chance to enjoy all that the historic region has to offer whilst they immerse themselves in the jam-packed program including; local markets, cafes, art, culture, the Nambour Heritage Sound trail and iconic Big Pineapple.

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“This year the three-day festival offers visitors the chance to really immerse themselves in the whole jazz experience with a huge range of acts across three locations in Nambour.  Jazz offers so many styles that by growing the festival to three days, there is something for everyone,” says festival organiser Robyn Brown.

“This event offers visitors the chance to get up close and experience what jazz is all about, and I’m really excited.”

Kicking off on the Friday night with “Jazz in The Lounge’, visitors can sit back and relax in the Lounge Bar at Nambour RSL Club with some cool jazz and fine wines.

Saturday’s events will take place between the C-Square complex and Nambour RSL Club and include musician workshops, the ‘Jazz Walk’ and ‘Courtyard Celebrations’. Filling Nambour with music, dancing, pop-up performances, culinary delights, fine wines, great coffee and a stunning variety of amazing artists, making this a truly one-of-a-kind event.  

The festival’s headline act this year is award winning vocalist Emma Pask, one of Australia’s favourite voices in jazz. Jazz legend James Morrison describes Emma as ‘the greatest gift to Australian jazz vocals in the last decade’. Audiences will be spellbound by her effortless honest stage presence and powerful vocal ability at 'The Supper Club' on the Saturday night, which also offers a 2-course meal at the Nambour RSL Club.

Also new at this year’s festival is the Sunday ‘Jazz Brunch’ at Nambour RSL Club, where visitors can enjoy a delicious breakfast and relax with a morning of Jazz artists. Then to finish off the weekend, tap your feet and clap your hands with an afternoon of Gospel Jazz in the Chapel with SCAT.

From the sounds of Paris and world jazz, to sophisticated songwriters and singers, the funky grooves of New Orleans, Gypsy swing, Brazilian beats, intricate guitars, acoustic ensembles, Spanish flamenco, incredibly fast boogie-woogie piano playing, sizzling saxes, toe-tapping swing... there is so much to choose from.   

For more information or to purchase a tickets go to – www.nambourwinterjazzfest.net.au  or call 0403 152 397.

What:             Nambour Winter Jazz Fest
A weekend of jazz, over 20 acts, six venues plus food stalls and free outdoor entertainment

When:            19th to 21st,  July

Cost:              $37 - $150

Tickets:          www.nambourwinterjazzfest.net.au

Enquiries:     Robyn Brown
info@nambourwinterjazzfest.net.au  
0403 152 397

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Heart of Ireland bring Celtic culture to C-Square

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Heart of Ireland bring Celtic culture to C-Square

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Heart of Ireland are coming to C-Square, bringing their spectacular Australian Tour to Majestic Cinemas on Friday, 15th of March at 7pm. Join them for a celebration of Irish music and dance, in their own words:

Let us take you on a trip, a wonderful cultural trip through Ireland. Through the glens of Antrim, to the ring of Kerry, heartfelt singalong ballads, fiery traditional Irish music and dance, delivered by the very best touring Irish musicians and a spectacular dance troupe - each one a World Championship finalist.

We have a few more surprises in the show for you .... but sure we can't spoil the fun and tell you everything!

The cast have worked tirelessly to bring you this show. We are so very happy with and proud of the outcome, we are sure you will be too. Come with us and let us kindle that Celtic spirit inside of you!

Go raibh míle maith agaibh!

Get in quick to secure your seats!

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NamJam Busking Festival is on again @ C-Square!

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NamJam Busking Festival is on again @ C-Square!

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On behalf of the Nambour Alliance and the Sunshine Coast Council, we are pleased to announce NamJam 2018. NamJam Busking Competition will take place in Nambour on the 8th of September 2018, from 10am - 5pm.

This event is designed to activate the streets and places of Nambour, enable the local community to energise their township and celebrate their place, and to allow the talented musicians in and around the Sunshine Coast the opportunity to showcase their talents and win some pretty sweet prizes.

Applications open Monday 9th of July at 9am.

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C-Square Welcomes Manafest

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C-Square Welcomes Manafest

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Pop culture comes to life on the Sunshine Coast with Manafest, a celebration of pop, Asian, and alternative culture through art, performance, and gaming.   

Highly visual and immersive, Manafest showcases this offbeat and vividly entertaining world with opportunities for everybody to engage in fun, hands-on activities, including live action role playing, crafting workshops and free games.

Let nostalgia take over as memories of your childhood come back with retro games and playful walk-through exhibitions. Experience the art of cosplay (costume roleplay) by taking part in the cosplay competition or simply watching as the distinctive costumes hit the runway.

Enjoy live performances, music and anime film screenings, or sit and enjoy it all with food and drinks at the Japanese-inspired Maid Café.

Stay for the after party at The Bison Bar from 5pm and the screening of ‘The Darkest Minds’ at Majestic Cinemas and Event Centre, Nambour at 7pm.

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Come dressed up as your favourite pop culture star on the day for the chance to win some awesome vouchers from local businesses.

This is a free event for which you do not need a ticket. You can register your interest to receive updates about the event and important information for your attendance.

Image Credit: Steamkittens

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