Merimbula Jazz Festival

Merimbula Jazz Festival

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Posted 2011-05-20 by Dora Bonafollow

Fri 10 Jun 2011 - Mon 13 Jun 2011

You either love jazz, or you don't. Jazz fans will go to great lengths to follow their musical passion. The brings the small town of Merimbula to life every year on the June long weekend. Since 1981 the Festival has grown to be one of the biggest and most popular in Australia with more than a hundred bands playing a wide variety of jazz over the four days.



Merimbula is a pretty town about 470kms south of Sydney, 585 east of Melbourne and a 247kms south east of Canberra. It's an easy day's drive from any of the three capital cities, which makes it such a popular festival - and a great weekend away.



The event is held at a number of venues around Merimbula, including the Merimbula RSL club, the golf club, Lakeview lounge and Twyford Hall, the "home of Merimbula Jazz". The music timetable is jam packed with performaces all day every day from bands with names as memorable as their performances: The Philip Street Stompers, Mal's Malingerers, Beez Kneez, and the Ugly Club Jazz Band.



Various schools take part in the jazz festival too, like the Kings School Senior Stage band, North Sydney Boys High, and the Orbost Secondary School Jazz band.

There is a buffet style jazz breakfast held on the Saturday morning at the Club Sapphire for just $19 per person.

If you want to stay the whole weekend, there are special Jazz Packages available at the Discovery Holiday Parks Pambula Beach , and there are a huge number of apartments, units, on-site cabins and vans available in Merimbula. Visit Sapphire Coast Tourism for more information, but booking is essential in busy times like the June long weekend.

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