BLUE: The songs of Joni Mitchell

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The Songs of Joni Mitchell, Queenie van de Zandt, along with legendary musical director Max Lambert and accompanied by Robyn Martin and Kate Burke, explores her love of all things Joni.

Using voice overs and intimate storytelling, Queenie takes us on a sonic journey through Joni Mitchell’s life, losses and loves, affectionately reinterpreting her melancholic music, and intimately revealing the stories behind some of her most haunting songs.

Queenie van de Zandt is well known for her incredible versatility as a performer, having worked extensively in musical theatre, plays, cabaret, on television and in film, and as a recording artist, comedienne and writer. She is considered one of the country best theatre performers.

Friday 23 November Jindabyne Memorial Hall 7.30pm

BOOK NOW at www.southeastarts.org.au or phone 02 6492 0711

Tickets $20-$25

Wildbrumby unveils its ‘Spirit of Christmas’ gin

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Limited-edition Black Label gin brings a festive twist to the distiller’s award-winning range of spirits

Wildbrumby, the Snowy Mountains Distillery, has released a limited-edition Black Label gin which has been crafted just for Christmas.

The Black Label has been created from the traditional botanicals and organically home-grown raspberries used in its Rubus Patch gin.

To this award-winning spirit, we’ve added twists of festive fruit, elderflower and citrus notes to recreate the sublime spirit of Christmas.

These have been carefully balanced with juniper and native botanicals, such as the mountain pepper berry that grows wild in the Snowy Mountains.

“The subtle addition of traditional Christmas fruit to our award-winning Rubus Patch is a celebration of the things we love best as we spend time with friends and family,” says Wildbrumby founder, Brad Spalding.

“Add pristine Snowy Mountains water and organic citrus fruit from the family orchard, and you have a gin that truly embodies the spirit of an Australian Christmas.”

The Black Label gin will be available until Christmas, or until stock runs out. Each bottle is elegantly packaged and includes a festive cocktail recipe (attached).

Price: $95 (700ML)

Availability: wildbrumby distillery door and online store (wildbrumby.com/christmas)

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Jindabyne Night Bus Timetable

Jindabyne Night Bus

The Jindabyne night bus service has started for 2017, operating all winter until 9 September.

Now in its 19th year, the evening service runs each Wednesday, Friday and Saturday night during the ski season. The buses pick up and drop off passengers at key bus stops and local venues throughout Jindabyne, and buses have on-board security.

The Member for Monaro John Barilaro said last year that the Jindabyne night bus provides a safe late night transport option for the large population during the snow season.

“Roads and Maritime Services has provided support via the Community Road Safety fund to operate the Jindabyne night bus service for the past two decades,” he said.

“Jindabyne population balloons during winter and the service aims to improve road safety by reducing drink driving, drink walking and alcohol related safety issues.

“Two 21-seat buses have been operating on Wednesday and Saturday nights to provide a safe and reliable way for people to get home from restaurants and bars in the Jindabyne snow village, while one bus operates on Friday nights.

“Historically, the buses have moved about 5,500 patrons during the three month snow season but, this year, the figures have swelled owing to an influx of visitors due to the great snow season.

“The night bus has contributed to a reduction in drink driving and pedestrian injuries as patrons have a Plan B to make it home safely.”

Jindabyne Night Bus Key Information

  • 2 buses will operate on Wednesday & Saturday Nights from 9:45 PM – 2:04 AM
  • 1 bus will operate on Friday night from 9:45 PM – 1:44 AM
  • Buses to East Jindabyne on Wednesday only. Leaves Banjo Patterson Inn at   10:20 PM and 12:40 AM
  • Operates from 28 June to 9 September 2017
  • On-board security guard on each bus for your safety
  • $2 gold coin requested for travel

View and download the PDF timetable here or visit www.nightbus.com.au/jindabyne.

Jindabyne Night Bus 2017 poster

New bars open in time for Winter

Band playing at Brumby Bar and Grill Jindabyne

Ski season holiday makers and Jindy locals alike get to enjoy a couple of new watering holes this winter, following the opening of the Jindabyne Brewing Company, and the re-opening of the legendary Brumby Bar.

Jindabyne Brewing Company has established a new home in Jindabyne, moving from its roots in Kalkite. The micro brewery launched its new premises at the start of the ski season, with Karl, Max and the team serving their impressive ales from equally impressive taps. Here you can enjoy the full selection of their locally famous Golden Ale, Pilzner, Red X and Veiss Beir plus a couple of seasonal specials.

If you can’t get there to try their full range, you can find some of their beers on tap at a growing number of venues throughout the town and region, including long-time supporters Lake Jindabyne Hotel and CBD.

Jindabyne Brewery Winter

Opening Times: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 4pm-9pm; Friday-Sunday: 11am to late
Closed: Tuesday
Address: 5 Nettin Circuit Jindabyne 2627
Phone: 0412 224 103
Website: http://www.jindabynebrewing.com.au/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jindabynebrewing/

A great selection of locally brewed ales on tap. Credit: Jindabyne Brewing


Arguably Jindabyne’s best known pub, the Brumby Bar & Bistro, sold in May 2017 and its new owners Chris & “Poss” promptly gave it a facelift, renaming it Brumby Bar & Grill in the process. Now you’ll find a new interior design, new menu and new range of beverages, but an equally warm and inviting atmosphere. So whether you’re heading there for an early dinner after a day up the slopes, or planning to hit the d-floor with some live music later in the night, get there and check it out this winter!

Address: Cnr Kosciuszko Rd & Kalkite St, Jindabyne 2627
Phone: (02) 6456 2526
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brumbybarandgrill/

The Team at Brumby Bar and Grill Jindabyne

The Team at Brumby Bar and Grill Jindabyne. Credit: Matt De Ward, MJD Photography

Snowtunes 2017: Twice the Tunes in Third Year

Australia’s only Snow music festival returns to the picturesque shores of Lake Jindabyne for the third consecutive year this September, announcing it will be bigger than ever with two nights of live music across two stages.

With a lineup featuring some of the hottest Australian and international artists, Snowtunes is sure to be Australia’s coolest music festival in 2017. Its evening schedule on Friday 1st and Saturday the 2nd September means you can ski or snowboard all day at Thredbo or Perisher, then party all night!

Canberra band SAFIA will headline Friday night, while Sydney indie rock outfit Gang of Youths will be Saturday’s main act. All up there are currently 23 acts scheduled across the two nights, with one stage delivering live music and the second serving up electronic beats from world class artists.

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FULL LINEUP:

Friday 1st September
SAFIA
Drapht
Elk Road
Jesse Bloch
Mashd N Kutcher
Northeast Party House
One Day Apart, Paces
Thelma Plum
Tigerlily
Trophy Eyes

Saturday 2nd September
Gang of Youths
DZ Deathrays
Enschway
Gldnsmk
DJ Horizon
Nina Las Vegas
Oski
Prime Circle
Ruby Fields
Skegss
The Dead Love
Tkay Maidza

Tickets are now on sale, with options of one-day, two-day, or VIP tickets, plus bundles including Thredbo lift tickets or all-inclusive travel and accommodation. So there’s no excuse not to pack your warm gear and head to the snowy mountains for a weekends with your mates some of your favourite Aussie artists.

Check out this video from Snowtunes 2016

DATE & TIME:

Friday 1st & Saturday 2nd September 2017
5:30PM – 12:30AM
VENUE:
Open Air Stage, Jindabyne (Snowy Mountains) NSW.

GETTING THERE:

Snowtunes Music Festival is located at the Open Air Stage, off Barry way in Jindabyne opposite the Snowy Mountains Grammar School off Kosciuszko Rd.

MORE INFO:

Snowtunes is an 18+ licensed event.
Snowtunes.com.au