This Busselton event has got your June long weekend plans sorted
Cocktails, gourmet grazing and world-class jazz. What more could you want?
It’s a Perth ritual to spend your long weekend down south, so sort out your plans for the June long weekend nice and early and head to Busselton for Piano Box Jazz Bar as part of the annual Jazz By the Bay Festival. In addition to giving you some serious cultural cred, Piano Box Jazz Bar is bound to be an elegant night of cocktails, gourmet food and, of course, world-class jazz.
The jazz cream of the crop
Hailing from the USA, jazz heavyweights Richard Jackson and trombonist Q Sound will be combining forces with local favourites Adam Hall and the Soul/Velvet Playboys to offer smooth and soulful listening. “This year we were looking for a party atmosphere, and Richard Jackson and Q Sound were the perfect choice to collaborate with Adam and his band,” said Venue Manager Ashlee Mansfield. Expect to hear the likes of Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, James Brown and George Michael, plus plenty of original compositions.
Dine in style
And it’s not only your cultural appetite that Piano Box Jazz Bar is set to satisfy. The award-winning Supper Road will also be taking care of you with their roaming gourmet fare; there’ll be both canapes and bigger bites to ensure you’ll be rolling out of the luxury marquee. Meanwhile, there’ll be craft beers and ciders on tap thanks to Colonial Brewing Co, a selection of wines from Swings & Roundabouts, and (our personal favourite) a whiskey and gin bar.
Nestled among rose gardens and tall trees, it’s hardly surprising that the picturesque Old Broadwater Farm was recently voted the South West’s most popular wedding venue, ensuring it also acts as the perfect backdrop for a night of jazz, delicious gourmet grazing and cocktails.
“We were looking to do an annual event in winter and when the opportunity arose to host a concert in our marquee, we jumped at the idea to delve into something a little different to weddings,” said Mansfield of Old Broadwater Farm’s venturing beyond weddings.
What: Piano Box Jazz Bar, as part of Jazz By the Bay
Where: Old Broadwater Farm, 56 New River Ramble, West Busselton
When: Saturday 2 June, 6pm - 11pm
Price: $95.50 + booking fee
Dress code: Cocktail