There’s so much going on in Blackrock over the Jazz & Family Weekend (Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th August) and all events are FREE!.
On Saturday 25th August, the hugely popular Teddy Bear’s Picnic returns to Blackrock Park. There will be plenty of activities for all the family to enjoy in the park and later in the evening, there will be free, live jazz music in Blackrock bars. This event starts at 1pm until 5pm.
Saturday 25th August (Evening) – Free, Live Jazz Acts
Jack O’Rourke’s Pub – The Zanzibar Heroes (5pm – 7pm) & The Small Hours (9.30pm – Close)
O’Donohue’s – The Snails (Jazz theme) Plus a special performance on Sunday 26th by the Cat Burglars(6.30pm)
Breffni – The Black Coffee Duo from 9pm til late
Tonic – Féilim Gormley Trio
Avoca Bar -’DJ Now’ playing jazz and swing music from 8.30pm.
Wicked Wolf – Retro Clones (non jazz)
On Sunday 26th August from 1pm until 6pm, festival-goers will enjoy free live entertainment, music and giveaways at the Family & Jazz Festival.
With Blackrock Main Street closed to traffic, the town will come alive with lots of exciting activities including food stalls, free children’s hairdressing, free nail painting,face painting and balloons.
The Festival’s main stage will be the hub for great music and entertainment acts including Dublin Youth Dance Company, Custard Pie Puppet Theatre Company, Mixed Feelings, The FitzaFrenic and Sharon Crosbie. Renowned comedian, Paul Crowley will be the event’s MC. The afternoon’s entertainment will culminate in a special performance by Ireland’s King of Jazz, Paddy Cole and his band, co-sponsored by Diep At Home and RAAP.
Sunday 26th August – Main Stage Running Order
1pm – Mixed Feelings
1.45pm – Custard Pie Puppet Theatre
2.15pm – Sharon Crosbie
3pm – Paddy Cole
3.45pm – Custard Pie Puppet Theatre
4.15pm – Paddy Cole
4.45pm – Dublin Youth Dance Company
5.15pm – The FitzaFrenic
The weekend’s activities are organised by Blackrock Business Network.