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Jan 'n' Beats Local Art Festival

Jan ‘n’ Beats Local Art Festival

| On 27, Jun 2014

This weekend Club Greenslopes will be hosting the Jam ‘n’ Beats festival of local artists and musicians.

The small music festival is focussed on local musicians and businesses.

As well as 19 live music acts, the festival will feature painting and graffiti, market stalls, fire shows, burlesque and various games.

Jam ‘n’ Beats is not just a festival, but a chance for local musicians and artists to network and collaborate with each other, thus exposing their talent to local audiences.

According to volunteer coordinator Brenton Wong, “Our festival is giving local artists their creative hub back.

“We strive to support everything artistic that Brisbane has to offer, from music to crafts, graffiti, fire play and heaps more.

“We’re not just an event, we’re a community.”

Among the musical acts performing at Jam ‘n’ Beats are Chocolate Strings, Schoolfight and The Mouldy Lovers.

Haling from West End, Chocolate Strings are and eight-piece reggae/soul band who have recently completed their ‘Playing Pretend’ single tour.

Chocolate Strings

Chocolate Strings

Schoolfight are a reggae/hip hop band who formed back in 2006 and have remained on 4ZZZ’s ‘Top 100 most requested’ playlist for four years in a row.

Describing themselves as “subtropical gypsy ska”, The Mouldy Lovers are a six-piece band who cite fellow local bands Greshka, Stormchasers and Rivermouth among their influences.

The festival line-up also features Vaguely Human, the band featuring event organisers Brenton Wong and Laurie Tardent.

Diversity, equality and sustainability are some of the key ideas behind this festival.

Fans of any type of music will surely find something entertaining at Jam ‘n’ Beats, whether it be music, art or just the vibe of the festival itself.

The Details:

What: Jam ‘n’ Beats Festival

Where: Club Greenslopes. 131 Ridge Street. Greenslopes.

When: Saturday 28th June. 2pm to midnight.

How Much: $20 at the door, $15 for 4ZZZ subscribers, free for under-13s.

Website: http://www.dragonfiremusic.com/

Image credit: Dragonfire Music and Chocolate Strings official Facebook page.