Eddie Bronson and his accordion kicked off things for the Bellingen Jazz Festival yesterday.
Eddie Bronson and his accordion kicked off things for the Bellingen Jazz Festival yesterday. Bruce Thomas

Boogie at Bellingen Jazz Festival

IT'S the time of year to boogie. The Bellingen Jazz Festival is under way again this year after yesterday's kick-off with some romantic accordian at Maam Gadyung (Council) Park.

The popular annual musical extravaganza resumes at 10.30am today at the community markets with Glenn Heath and the Deep Purple Sea, while the Bellingen High School Jazz band will entertain crowds at Maam Gadyung 11am.

You'll also find jazz and blues resonating from the walls of the Bellingen Memorial Hall, the Golf Club and the Federal Hotel from 11am – between the countless venues there's sure to be something to your liking.

On Sunday, there's a stellar line-up at the Jazz by the River at Jarrett Park.

Entry to all events is free for under 14s if accompanied by an adult and as a special bonus, kids under 17 and accompanied by an adult will get into Jarrett Park for free.

Pack a picnic, put a bottle on ice and bring something comfy to sit on for a great day out on Sunday by the river.

There will be a range of food and other stalls in the park – and if the weather turns bad the music won't stop with alternate venues organised.

The festival program and ticket sales can be accessed via the website www.bellingenjazzfestival.com.au or at the Waterfall Way Centre in Hyde Street or see the festival's Facebook page.



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