Get ready to kickstart your winter as Cronulla turns on the heat across three days of live performances, market stalls and kerb-side retail, FREE Film screenings, kids activities and Record Fair action. Between June 4-6, over 100 established & upcoming acts are set to perform across 12 stages at the inaugural Cronulla Jazz and Blues Festival, taking hold of the streets with free entertainment: from street buskers and weekend stage performances in Dunningham and Monro Parks, through to ticketed shows in Cronulla's prime venues, The Brass Monkey, El Sol & *Cronulla RSL (*not ticketed), as well as free shows at Croydon Lane, C.C. Babcoq, Baker Lane, The Mall Amphitheatre and more…
Cronulla Jazz & Blues Festival programmer Geoff Trio says, "We are very excited to be back with a festival of this kind, helping the community and showcasing some amazing Australian talent that is world class."
Featuring the cream of the Australian Jazz, Blues & Roots scene, there will be plenty of hot sets to keep you toasty from the likes of Ray Beadle, Jade McRae, Mahalia Barnes, Dog Trumpet, The Foreday Riders, Dom Turner's Rural Blues Project, Tracy McNeil, Katie Brianna, Frank Sultana and more… Looking forward to performing on the Dunningham Beach stage is legendary blues act The Foreday Riders who say, "As Covid 19 releases its grip on the throat of live music, The Foreday Riders are extremely pleased to be part of the tremendous bill, featuring some of the country's finest acts, performing at the Cronulla Jazz and Blues Festival. We are happy to announce that for this event, Mr Steve Edmonds will be fronting the band, a first for us and not to be missed. Just a tad excited."
Along with an abundance of live performances, HOYTS will feature free film screenings across four nights, kicking off the eve of the event with a screening of Zappa. Don't miss:
Thursday June 3 – 6.00PM
Friday June 4 – 6.00PM
Saturday June 5 – 5.00PM
Sunday June 6 – 5.00PM
Also on offer will be free activities for the kids across the weekend and a special performance on Sunday June 6 at 10.00am with four x Golden Guitar Country singer-songwriter Amber Lawrence performing her 'Kids Gone Country' show.
"We're here to support local businesses and after a tough year we're excited to showcase what Cronulla has to offer." – Mark Aprilovic, President, Cronulla Chamber of Commerce
Cronulla Jazz and Blues Festival is brought to you by Code One, Cronulla Chamber of Commerce & The Brass Monkey.
"Wow!!! Cronulla Jazz & Blues Festival! Long time coming. I can't wait to perform at the various venues and see a heap of great acts. May this be the first of many great years ahead of Jazz & Blues in the Shire!" - Ray Beadle