There's a free jazz and blues festival featuring The Black Sorrows and more coming to Heidelberg on February 12, bringing smooth soul tunes to the northern suburbs.
Twilight Sounds Jazz and Blues Festival is a free family-friendly music festival coming to Heidelberg Park Oval this weekend, led by the esteemed likes of The Black Sorrows and Wilbur Wilde’s Blowout.
Going down from 4pm to 10pm, the festival will be completely free but require compulsory bookings, so ensure you RSVP in advance. In addition to the live lineup, there’ll be roving performers, food trucks and kids activities.
What you need to know
- Twilight Sounds Jazz and Blues Festival
- Free but bookings compulsory
- Saturday 12 February from 4pm – 10pm
- Heidelberg Park Oval, Beverley Road, Heidelberg
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The full lineup consists of The Black Sorrows, Checkerboard Lounge, Horns Of Leroy, Molly and The Prohibition, and Wilbur Wilde’s Blow Out.
Every blues-and-jazz inclined Melburnian is familiar with The Black Sorrows, Joe Camilleri’s defining project that have been a powerhouse of Australian soul music, with the likes vocal luminaries Vika and Linda Bull among others, for decades.
It’s a family affair, as Camilleri’s saxophonist Wilbur Wilde also joins the bill with his own project, after rising to prominence alongside Camilleri with Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons, before going on to delight audiences for 17 years in the house band on Hey Hey It’s Saturday.
Checkerboard Lounge are the brainchild of singer-drummer Carl Pannuzzo, having become a mainstay of the Melbourne underground blues scene since the 90s. Fresh from recording in Memphis, they bring a unique energy to the stage.
Also performing, Molly and the Prohibition is a partnership between John McAll (Black Money) and Molly Georgia, while Horns of Leroy are a brass band that describe their sound as New Orleans fused with the energy of the Melbourne streets.
For more info and to make a booking, head to the website here.