Jazz, food and wine events pushed to new year

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The Pearl Beach Progress Association has postponed a number of events due to the extension of the COVID lockdown.

Pearl Beach Jazz in the Arboretum – a joint venture from the association and the Pearl Beach Arboretum Committee – will be rescheduled.

The annual fundraising concert was going to be held on Saturday, October 23, but audiences will now have to look to 2022 for its reprisal.

Jazz in the Arboretum

Publicity officer, Lynne Lillico, said the association was extremely disappointed to have to cancel the event.

“As one of the coordinators for the past few years I have enjoyed being involved at such a marvellous community activity held in a spiritual and special environmental space attracting visitors from near and far,” she said.

“This year with Australia’s first lady of Jazz, Emma Pask, and virtuoso violinist, Ian Cooper – a much-loved regular performer at Pearl Beach concerts, promised to be one of our best ever.

“However, it is obvious we must postpone and re-schedule the event, as we do not believe the situation will ease sufficiently to allow visitor capacity at the site necessary to cover overheads and expenses.

“We look forward to holding the concert later in 2022 featuring Emma Pask and Ian Cooper.”

The Pearl Beach Food and Wine Fare, which was originally scheduled to be held on Saturday, October 30, will now also be pushed back to 2022.

The fundraising event has been hosted by the Progress Association for the past 14 years and allows visitors to enjoy tasting and purchasing of a range of boutique wines and gourmet foods.

Proceeds from the event are used to support the Pearl Beach Memorial Hall overheads and maintenance.

Media release, Sep 6
Pearl Beach Progress