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Jam 'n' Beats - What We Saw

Jam ‘n’ Beats – What We Saw

| On 10, Jul 2014

Last weekend saw the Greenslopes Bowls Club host the Jam ‘n’ Beats festival, a gathering of local musicians and craftspeople to exhibit their talents.

While a bowls club doesn’t seem like the most obvious place to host a music festival, the whole set-up worked quite well. People were able to mingle away from the music out on the bowling green itself. This was also where various graffiti paintings were on display.

Entrance to Jam 'n' Beats


Attendees outside the bowls club

Though the inside of the venue was consumed with the sounds of live music, there was much more than just bands to admire. The venue itself was divided into two areas, the bar area with a smaller stage and the main stage. When we arrived, roots rock band Kolorsol were playing on the smaller stage.





A few paces away from the band were vendors who were selling all sorts of interesting art and craft goods.

Vendor at Jam 'n' Beats

There was also a selection of portraits of pop culture icons in display and for sale.

Celebrity portraits

We then ventured into the larger room which featured even more stalls, food and of course music.

Jewellery and stones stall



Shortly before we left, one of the headline acts The Mouldy Lovers took to the stage.

The Mouldy Lovers


Louis Whelan from The Mouldy Lovers

Gav Cook from The Mouldy Lovers

The Mouldy Lovers

Jam ‘n’ Beats was much more than just a music festival, with its combination of live music and arts and craft stalls. The diversity of the attendees was also interesting. Hippies who look like they joined the movement back in the 1960s were getting on with younger people in steampunk attire. Tough-looking men in their leather jackets were taking an interest in home-made jewellery. All these people had been brought together by their common interest in music. Because of this, Jam ‘n’ Beats was truly an interesting blend of many different aspects of local Brisbane culture.

Image credit: Luke Morrow from Moose & Co. Photography.