IT’S that time of year again.
As summer approaches and the weather begins to heat up, Mildura gears up for the annual Jazz Food and Wine Festival.
The program, which will run from November 2-5 and feature more than 25 events, was launched yesterday at Rendezvous Restaurant.
Helen Vivian from Arts Mildura yesterday said every year the event attracted about 10,000 people from across the country.
“The whole of Mildura comes out to play that weekend,” she said.
“It’s the best musicians in Australia who come to Mildura to play traditional jazz and huge favourites.
“There are some great events that people look forward to every year like the Riverboat Ramble, the Sunday afternoon at Trentham Estate winery and the Gol Gol Pub.
“We’ve also got some wonderful new events this year with some younger bands, and Beaten Bodies at the Mildura Club on the Sunday is just going to bring the house down.
“A lot of the events are free, but you’re advised to book early if you want to get on to things like the Riverboat Ramble, or the Mundoo, or to book into one of the restaurants for dinner so you can enjoy the music.”
New Arts Mildura director Paul Lambeth, who moved to Mildura from Ballarat this week, said he looked forward to his first local event.
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