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Coasting : Issue 14 August 2010
22 central coast • new south wales The Central Coast's country music scene is on notice: there's a new kid in town, and the people like him. The Entrance has played host to the Central Coast Country Music Festival for a decade. That festival grows every year, attracting thousands of visitors from all points on the compass, and dozens of artists to many venues in the shire. So it was always going to be interesting A dose of the COASTING MUSIC The Entrance Winter Blues and Jazz Festival made an impressive debut. to see if The Entrance could pull off a blues and jazz festival -- in the middle of winter, mind you. Well, Coasting was on hand for both days of the inaugural Entrance Winter Blues and Jazz Festival, and the signs were positive. There were hundreds of music lovers around the Memorial Park and waterside area on both days -- and there was barely an Akubra sighted. Vanessa Whitley of The Entrance Town Centre Management said that despite a wet and miserable lead-up to the weekend, the festival was a hit. "The calibre of performers at the festival was immense," she said. "There were a lot of comments from the crowd that the line-up was the best they had seen at a new festival." GOOD TIMES: Singer Jane Stewart Kemble and blues harp player Phil Hewett, of Muma Jane's Blues Band, perform on The Sails Stage. FLUID LICKS: Kevin Borich captivated festival-goers with his passionate performances on the Memorial Park stage. Pictures by Aaron Brown. RHYTHM AND BLUES: Nick Churkin of Swamphouse, performing at Lakes Hotel. By David Stewart
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