SITE PARTNER:  

Jazz, Wine & Blues

Ipswich Festival

If you’re into jazz, wine or blues, this will make you happy. If you’re into all three, you’ll be ecstatic. The Ipswich Festival presents its popular Jazz, Wine & Blues event in the gracious surrounds of the historical Queens Park. 

Jazz, wine & blues Ipswich festival

Bring a blanket, fold-out chair or banana lounge and enjoy the goodies. South-east Queensland wines will be on offer courtesy of the Capral Festival Vineyard – sip on vino from Sirromet, Normanby, Summit Estate and 2nd 2 None wineries – or you can also B.Y.O. And so you don’t get too lightheaded, bring a picnic basket to fill with sumptuous delights from local producers.

The music kicks off at 2pm with the Ipswich City Big Band, which celebrates a decade providing entertainment to appreciative audiences. Regulars to this event will know them well.

Jazz, wine & blues Ipswich festival

One-man band Greg McHugh follows at 3.15pm with heavy roots and blues played with aplomb. Audiences are constantly impressed at Greg’s harmonica solos and slide guitar, so he’ll be setting the bar high for locals Downstairs Jazz to follow. The six-piece ensemble take to the stage at 4.30pm playing jazz, latin, funk, pop and rock.

Jazz, wine & blues Ipswich festival

Moving into the evening, the Mason Rack band provides a high-energy blues performance that will have everyone on their feet. Mason Rack started playing percussion at six with his musician dad, Billy Rack, and is now the raspy voiced lead singer who’s sometimes compared to Tom Waits or Robert Plant from Led Zeppelin. Not to be missed!

Jazz, wine & blues Ipswich festival

Finally, at 6.45pm and 7.45, Louis King and Liars Club will whip the crowd into a frenzy. The band has supported B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Jimmie Vaughan and Screamin’ J. Hawkins so you know they hit the mark with their mix of rockabilly and blues.

by Vicki Englund

Sun, 4 May

Queens Park

Ipswich Central

2 – 8.30pm

Free event

Map

Queens Park Ipswich

Top Things To Do In Brisbane This Week

An interactive sing-along adventure for children
Experience rocket launching, drone flying & more
Don't miss this exciting new season of work
Moreton Kids Festival is back for 2024
Explore the intersectionality of gender, sport & multiculturalism
James St welcomes the twelfth edition of James St Up Late
World Science Festival Brisbane is back!
A celebration of visual arts, science, STEM and digital technology
Experience Bond on the big screen with a full symphony orchestra
EDITOR'S PICK

Brisbane Comedy Festival 2024

Brisbane Comedy Festival returns in April with a star-studded line-up for 5 massive weeks of laughs & live gigs
Brisbane Comedy Festival 2024
MUST DO

Outdoor Cinema in the Suburbs

Get out the picnic blanket and gather friends and family for a fabulous free night out under the stars
Outdoor Cinema in the Suburbs
COMING UP

What's on in March in and around Brisbane

From the World Science Festival to Harry Potter and James Bond on the big screen and Angelique Kidjo and Yothu Yindi in concert
What's On in March 2024
THIS WEEKEND

Top Things to Do Mar 8-10

From the Wharf Revue, free fitness classes and a mega bayside kids festival to a new London-style pub & Korean street food eatery, the top things to do
This Weekend Mar 8-10
FREE!

Lord Mayor's Children's Program

Step right into the enchanting world of Curbside Carnies, a dazzling free performance for kids at Brisbane City Hall
Lord Mayor's Children's Program
Piano prodigy Reuben Tsang is coming to Brisbane
CONTENT RESUMES ON SCROLL
ADVERTISEMENT