Sugnall Walled Garden, which has recently enjoyed a renaissance under new management, is to stage a ‘music, food and drink’ event with a difference this summer.
The first Sugnall Jazz & Blues Festival is to take place between Friday 22nd and Sunday 24th July in the beautiful 17th century walled garden at Sugnall, near Eccleshall and is attracting interest from far and wide.
The festival is a joint effort between Andrew Wilson, Proprietor of Sugnall Walled Garden and Adam Jones of Granvilles Music Bar & Brasserie, Stone — and is hosted in partnership with the UK’s most established Jazz label, Big Bear Music and has support from Stafford’s Gatehouse Theatre.
The line-up includes jazz legends such as Digby Fairweathers Half Dozen and King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys — alongside emerging artists such as Honeyfeet, Tipitina, Charlie Cooper and the Remi Harris Trio.
Andrew Wilson said:
“It will be fantastic to see the garden put to this use. On a beautiful summer’s day enjoying great food, good company and some amazing live Jazz & Blues sounds idyllic to me” “With so much great music on offer in such a beautiful location, we’ll be matching this with some great food and an amazing range of beers, wines and Jazz inspired cocktails too.”
Adam Jones, of Granvilles, said:
“We aim to offer the best in live music, both new and traditional, for dedicated jazzers and blues hounds alike. I feel there is a gap in the market for something which celebrates jazz & blues at an outdoor summer venue with a sophisticated approach. This festival offers something for everyone.”
Tickets go on-sale from 9am on Friday 19th February and are strictly limited for each day. Adult day tickets cost £25 Friday, £35 Saturday and £30 Sunday.
Children aged 5-16 cost £7.50 per day whilst under 5s are free. Family tickets are also available.
For more information on the full line-up or to book tickets visit www.sugnalljazzfestival.co.uk or call Andrew Wilson on 01785 850820.