If you're a fan of jazz music, head to the Clarence Jazz Festival in Tasmania. This annual musical event will take place between February 16 and 23 in a beautiful riverside setting just across the harbour from downtown of Hobart.
Both local Tasmanian jazz talent, as well as musicians from mainland Australia, will flock to the island to perform in parks, gardens and even the 200 year-old Rosny Barn, entertaining audiences of all ages.
Rosny Barn is also known as the Jazz Lounge, and has been refurbished into an indoor/outdoor bar, cafe and music venue with a truly special atmosphere. Performances here have long been crowd-pleasing events thanks to the unique setting and warm and inviting vibe.
The Bellerive Boardwalk will be home to performances from February 21 to 23, and is a spectacular location in particular due to its views of the Kangaroo Bay marina. Events here are enhanced by fresh food stalls where the food is prepped and cooked on-site, not to mention the bar that serves mouth-watering local beers and Tasmanian wines. At the weekend there are free activities for the kids to partake in, so you can focus on enjoying the music and catching up with friends.
One of the great things about this festival is that all the outdoor concerts are free! Some of the events that take place in the Jazz Lounge/Rosny Barn are ticketed, but otherwise you can enjoy the fruits of this festival at no cost.
Take a moment to look at this year's line-up, which is particularly impressive and features different styles of jazz spanning the decades. From classic and traditional to surprising and contemporary, there will be just the concert for you at this much-loved festival.
Music is all go at the Clarence Jazz Festival on the Bellerive Boardwalk