The streets and parks of Cronulla will come to life with an inaugural jazz and blues festival, showcasing some of Australia’s top talent.
For three days, from Friday to Sunday June 4-6, there will be shows, market stalls and street-side shops, free screenings at the Hoyts Cinema, children’s activities and a record fair.
The Cronulla Jazz and Blues Festival will feature over 100 established and upcoming artists performing on 12 stages.
Cronulla Chamber of Commerce President Mark Aprilovic said: “After a difficult year, we are delighted to present what Cronulla has to offer.”
There will be free entertainment: street performers, weekend stage shows at Dunningham Park and Monro Park, paid shows at Brass Monkey and El Sol, and a ticket-free show at Cronulla RSL Memorial Club.
Festival programmer Geoff Trio said it was exciting to bring to Cronulla “a festival like this, helping the community and showcasing incredible world-class Australian talent.”
Mr. Trio said “the cream of the Australian jazz, blues and roots scene” will be in attendance.
Line-up includes Ray Beadle, Jade McRae, Mahalia Barnes, Dog Trumpet, The Foreday Riders, Rural Blues Project by Dom Turner, Tracy McNeil, Katie Brianna and Frank Sultana.
Blues actor The Foreday Riders, who will be performing on the Dunningham Beach stage, wrote the following post:
âAs Covid 19 unleashes its grip on the throat of live music, the Foreday Riders are extremely happy to be a part of this tremendous bill, featuring some of the country’s top performers. being in front of the group, a first for us and not to be missed. Just a little excited. “
Hoyts Cronulla will be offering free film screenings for four nights, starting the day before the event with a screening of Zappa.
The complete Hoyts program is:
Thursday June 3 – 6 p.m. – Zappa
There will be free activities for the kids throughout the weekend and a special performance at 10 a.m. on Sunday, June 6, with four times Golden Guitar Country singer-songwriter Amber Lawrence performing her show Kids. Gone Country.