Date: Saturday, 31st August and Sunday 1st September
Location: Nelson Bay within CBD, Apex Park and DÁlbora Marinas
Price: Free entry with drink tickets and food available to be purchased on the day.
The streets of Nelson Bay will be taken over by trumpets and saxophones at the Tastes Port Stephens food, wine and jazz weekend. The expanded program will present a wonderful array of jazz over the weekend from trad jazz to contemporary. To see a brass band like no other, don’t miss getting your ticket to see the 10-piece Hot Potato Band performing at the Soldiers Point Bowling Club on Saturday evening.
Learn how to prepare new dishes at the seafood cooking demonstrations, shuck an oyster or purchase a ticket on the Jazz Luncheon Cruise or Tasters Trail tour.
Its free entry so get your groove on with some hot jazz and stroll around the 70 stalls including 10 wineries, 2 breweries, gourmet provisions, food trucks and local eateries. Purchase your tasting glass and tickets, sit back and enjoy the festival.
HOT POTATO BAND I Saturday 31st August I Doors open 7.30pm I $30 per person online or $35 at the door. You can book your tickets online.
LIMITED UNALLOCATED SEATING
If you’re in the mood for some high energy music, with a bold and brassy sound then this is the festival event for you! Beginning as street performers this 10 piece brass band from Sydney's unique sound is built on the backs of three drummers and a sousaphone, along with an array of horns covering catchy chorus lines.
Moonshadow-TQC JAZZ LUNCHEON CRUISE | Saturday 31st August | 11.45am to 2.30pm I $85 per person
Cruise the magnificent bay and enjoy a two-course buffet lunch with a selection of seafood dishes and live toe tapping jazz music by Eric Gibbons Jazz Band. You can BOOK your cruise online.
Please Note: This is a communal seated event. Group booking seating cannot be guaranteed.
*Dietary requirements must be advised at time of booking. EFTPOS available on board.
TASTERS TRAIL I Saturday 31st August I 3.30 - 6.30pm I $59 per person
Team up with some friends for our Tasters Trail or make new friends along the way! This walking tour stops at four different venues around the CBD and Marina, sampling the finest fare at each stop. Your intrepid tour leader will guide you to each of the four venues, where you will enjoy a taster plate and accompanying beverage. You can book a 3.30pm tour online here.