Jazz tunes come to Moss Vale

2 May, 2013Posted in: Events

The live jazz evening scheduled for this Saturday 4 May night as part of the Sesquicentenary Celebrations for Moss Vale has unfortunately been cancelled due to low booking numbers.

The event was to be held at Southern Highland Wines in Sutton Forest and was part of a weekend-long celebration featuring live jazz music, food and wine.

While the events on Saturday have been cancelled, there’s still plenty happening on Sunday, 5 May to entertain the whole family and jazz lovers, young and old.

Moss Vale’s Leighton Gardens and the Moss Vale Hotel on Argyle Street will play host to a free Jazz Music Day, featuring live music. There will be plenty of food and beverage places open to buy lunch. Residents are encouraged to bring along their picnic blanket and fold out chairs to enjoy the fun atmosphere and smooth tunes.

Bookings are not required – just turn up on the day and don’t forget your sunscreen and insect repellent!

For more information please contact Wingecarribee Shire Council on (02) 4868 0888. 

As a treat for the birthday celebrations, the historic Southern Highlander steam train will be making a special trip from Sydney to Moss Vale and Robertson. The train will leave Central Station at 9am, making stops at Revesby and Campbelltown, before continuing on to Moss Vale and Robertson. The return train journey to Sydney will depart from Moss Vale at 3.30pm.

The train is scheduled to arrive in Moss Vale at around 11am and locals can inspect the train or travel to Robertson. Tickets will be available to purchase on the day for the trip to Robertson. Tickets cost $25 for adults, $20 Pensioners, $15 for Youth (17-24) and $10 for children (3-16). Children under 3 are FREE. The train will depart Moss Vale at 1.40pm and return from Robertson at 3.18pm.

For more information about the historic Southern Highlander steam train ride, please contact Heritage Express on (02) 9379 1100 or visit www.heritageexpress.com.au

Southern Highland Wines is also hosting a Family Day on Sunday featuring the Phil Beasley Trio, Compass and the Southern Highlands Concert Band, along with their award-winning wines.

Cost of entry is $10 per car, with gates opening at 10.30am for an 11am start. Bring along the picnic blanket and fold out chairs. Food and beverage stalls will be available or BYO Picnic. BYO alcohol is not permitted.

Southern Highland Wines is located at the corner of Oldbury Road and the Illawarra Highway at Sutton Forest.

For more information, please phone (02) 4868 2300 or email function@shw.com.au.  

For details on Sesquicentenary events running throughout the year, visit www.wsc.nsw.gov.au/sesquicentenary-2013, phone Wingecarribee Shire Council on 4868 0888 or phone Tourism Southern Highlands on 4871 2888.

A year-long program of events can also be found on the limited edition Sesquicentenary calendars available from Council’s Moss Vale Civic Centre, the Southern Highlands Tourism Visitor Information Centre in Mittagong and newspaper and gift shops across the Shire starting from just $6.00.