From the 20th to through the 21st of August, the bustling Broadie beach is going to be more than surf and sun. It’s time for you to succumb to the groove, rhythm, and beat of the Broadbeach Jazz Festival featuring some of the most promising jazz talent the land down under has ever seen!
A sexy lineup
Of course, the number one reason to be here is the incredible music. From chill and groovy to funky and upbeat, your ears are going to be in for treat of smooth tunes. Sway to the sounds of Gold Coast’s very own Hanlon Brothers — giving you a sexy mix of RnB, Jazz, Latin fusion, and Soul.
Listen to the classic alto that is Monica Trapaga. Yes, you read that right. Bananas in Pyjamas wasn’t her only success. She’s had an illustrious career in the 90’s as a jazz singer featuring songs from the 1920’s to 1950’s. You’re going to want to stick around for that.
Nicky Bomba’s Bustamento is back to our sunny shores, bringing back a new flavour to their exciting music. You’re sure to dance along to their jolly mix of Reggae, Groove, Motown, and New Orleans Swamp Boogie!
Head over for the weekend and you’ll also be treated to weekend long roving performances by the Caxton Street Jazz Band, Dezzie D, Hot Potato Band, and the Stingrayz. So whether you’re into Traditional Jazz, Latin Fusion, Calypso Roots, New Orleans Swamp Boogie, Swing, Funk, Soul, New Age, or Salsa, you’re sure to fall in love with jazz under the sun and sea breeze at the Broadbeach Jazz Weekend Festival.
Not just for adults
Image by Gold Coast Bulletin
Before you call for a babysitter, you might want to consider making this a jazzy family weekend. More than music, there’s going to be a weekend long roaming street entertainment, eclectic markets, a playground for the kids, a BBQ area, and a beach to spend the day with family. The best part is that this event is absolutely free. It’s a great way to introduce the young ones to your favourite genre, hang out with friends, meet new people, or just enjoy soothing sounds while having a cold one near the beach.
Remember that if you’re coming in a group, especially with kids, you’re going to want to drive going there. If you’re coming from out of town, you might not want to wear down your own car and book a car hire Gold Coast airport instead. This way you can keep your car in mint condition. If you’re worried about parking, here are a few places you can go:
Public car parks
Oasis Shopping Centre – First 3 hours FREE. $20 per day. Standard $6 fee after 9:00PM
Phoenician Public Car Park – Monday to Friday between 9AM to 5PM first 2 hours free. $1 per hour after 2 hour free period. $5 after 5PM on weekdays. $5 flat rate on weekends.
Oracle – 2 hours $4, 4 hours $8, 5 hours and over $20.
You can also find parking along the streets of Charles Avenue, Elizabeth Avenue, and Old Burleigh Road. Standard fees apply.
If you’ll be coming with a person with disability, there are multiple PWD options around Broadbeach including Old Burleigh Road, Gold Coast Service Road, Charles Avenue, Queensland Avenue, and parking options above.