Friday 9 JUNE
The Welcome Brunch
WHEN: Friday 9th June 2017, 10.00am
WHERE: Craft & Co - 390 Smith St, Collingwood VIC 3066
WHY HERE: Good food, cool atmosphere, a preview of our closing night venue, and an impressive Carl custom still.
COST: Pay as you go. Not included in MSF pass
Spend Friday morning in the best Melbourne way possible. If you've just arrived in town or you've chucked a sickie ; ) , join like-minded lindy souls over a café latte and big breakfast. Meet up with dancers from all over and while away the hours with coffee and conversation. This has become a wonderful festival tradition!
Friday Evening – Opening Party
WHEN: Friday 9th June 2017, 7.30pm - Midnight
WHERE: St Brigid’s Parish Hall – 378 Nicholson St. Fitzroy North VIC 3068
MUSIC: The Sentimental Gentlemen and Georgia
DRESS: Whatever takes your fancy.
BAR: Available on site and hot drinks. (No BYO please).
FOOD: Bar snacks available.
FLOOR: Please bring a few shoe options as the floor is diverse.
COST: $50 or free with Gold or Social Pass
Friday Late – The Festival Club
WHEN: Friday 9th June 2017, Midnight 'til late…or early!
WHERE: Forever Dance (Upstairs) - 432 Church St, Richmond VIC 3121
MUSIC: Australia's best DJ's spinning it, just the way you like it
DRESS: Whatever you like
BAR: BYO drinks. There may be some midnite snax on hand!
COST: $30 or free with Gold or Social Pass
Saturday 10 JUNE
Saturday Evening - The MSF Ball
WHEN: Saturday 10th June 2017, 8.00pm - Midnight.
WHERE: Melbourne Town Hall – cnr Swanston & Collins Streets, Melbourne VIC 3000
MUSIC: Adrian Cunningham's Professors of Swing.
BAR: Available on site. (No BYO please)
LESSON: Complimentary Lesson at 6.30pm with Sarah Wheaton and James Philipsen
COST: $50 + booking fee. Pre bookings only, via MSF Gold and Social pass or book through Ticketmaster. NO CASUAL SALES.
Swing Patrol and the Melbourne International Jazz Festival are excited to be hosting this night at the fabulous, historic Melbourne Town Hall. It's the final party for the Melbourne Jazz Festival and our big event for MSF! All the way from NYC, Adrian Cunningham and his Professors of Swing will have the dance floor jumping. Adrian is a regular in Gordon Webster's band and is our old friend from BBS, Frankie Fest and various Sydney Swing Patrol events. Last but not least, don't miss the performances from our international teachers, as well as a lesson to kick the night off.