Australian National Botanic Gardens

5.00 pm – 7.30 pm, Saturday 2, Sunday 3, Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 February 2019 — Eucalypt Lawn

Enjoy live music, dancing and delicious food and drink as you chill to the sounds of summer.

Bring family and friends for a picnic or enjoy the onsite catering, including wine and beer.

A complimentary assistance vehicle will operate from the car park areas to the Eucalypt Lawn. This service will operate both ways from 5.00 pm and concludes at 8.00 pm.

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Program

Saturday 2 February – Annie and the Armadillos with Jumptown Swing

Canberra favourites Annie and the Armadillos will be on stage to make sure your year starts on an upbeat note.

Annie and the Armadillos are famous for their amazing musical ability and a repertoire ranging from sultry jazz artists to today’s latest grooves. The lead singer, Annie Sloane, has been raised on a healthy diet of jazz and blues and has abundant energy, a stunning voice and a mighty presence.

Jumptown Swing will provide a dance workshop to kick off the night as well as getting you on the floor at intermission.

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Sunday 3 February – Band of the Royal Military College with Jumptown Swing

The Band of the Royal Military College, Duntroon, is one of Australia’s premier military bands and is sure to delight all music lovers. This celebration of the big band sound will be delivered with military precision.

To complement their big sound will be Jumptown Swing, who have inspired and taught hundreds of students to swing dance in Canberra for more than 10 years. They run fun, friendly and beginner swing dance classes.

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Saturday 9 February – Big Boss Groove with Canberra Swing Katz

Big Boss Groove knows a thing or two about getting the party started! They are fronted by singers Kieran Sloan and Toni Maxfield, complete with their smokin’, dancin’, vibin’ horn section and a righteous rhythm section (you can’t go past Bruce laying it down on the drums).

True to their name, Big Boss Groove’s energy is out of control and the love of their craft is what separates them from the rest. They’ll bring you an incredibly wide repertoire – soul and Motown, hip hop and contemporary numbers which will have you dancing all night!

Big time movers Canberra Swing Katz is known for their high energy, high flying performances and super fun classes. Canberra Swing Katz specialise in Charleston, Lindy hop and related swing dances.

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Sunday 10 February – Annie and the Armadillos with Canberra Swing Katz

Annie and the Armadillos are big favourites among Canberra’s music lovers. Famous for their amazing musical ability and a repertoire ranging from sultry jazz artists like Barbara Morrison and Etta James to today’s latest grooves, they are known for putting on lively performances that excite the senses.

The Armadillos are three of the region’s most exciting and respected musicians, providing a world class accompaniment to the amazing and engaging Annie Sloane. Raised on a healthy diet of jazz and blues, Annie has abundant energy, a stunning voice and a presence that cannot be ignored. Annie will get the party started, so be a part of it.

Big time movers Canberra Swing Katz is known for their high energy, high flying performances and super fun classes. Canberra Swing Katz specialise in Charleston, Lindy hop and related swing dances.

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When

5.00 pm – 7.30 pm, Saturday 2, Sunday 3, Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 February 2019

Where

Eucalypt Lawn

Price

Adults $10.00
Friends, concession and students $7.50
Children 4–17 years old $5.00
Children 3 years and under free
Discounted early bird tickets available online.