Jaca gets some good vibrations
WITH a stellar line-up of musicians and entertainment for the kids, it's safe to say the upcoming Violet Vibes festival is one of the more ambitious Jacaranda Festival fundraisers in recent years.
Headlined by country music award-winner Morgan Evans and former contestants on The Voice, Chris and Kim Sheehy of Maclean, the event run by Jacaranda Queen candidate Stephanie Elliott will also feature a jumping castle, food outlets and face painting.
Other local talents on the bill include Hekyl and Jive, Benny Francis, Aaron Bolton and Holly Schultz, and current X Factor contestant Ryan Martin.
This will be Mrs Elliott's second fundraising event for the Jacaranda Festival, after hosting an OzTag tournament on the weekend.
The 24-year-old said she hoped the festival would bring more people into Grafton.
"The amount of people you see going to festivals everywhere else, I just thought it would be nice to have an event locally," she said.
"I've got some friends in the music industry - Aaron Bolton is one of my husband's best friends and Chris Sheehy was in the year above me at school - so I thought if I could use their talent it would be great."
Tickets for the June event are now on sale for $20 per person or $50 for a family of four.
Children under 16 years of age are free.
Mrs Elliott was confident it would be a success.
"Everyone is really excited so hopefully they get on board and get a ticket," she said.
"We should be able to make it really family friendly and because it starts early it should finish at around 9.30pm, so it's not too much for the kids."
Violet Vibes is at the Clarence River Jockey Club on Saturday, June 28, from 2.30-9.30pm.
Tickets for the festival are available from Westpac branches, the Clarence River Jockey Club, Ray White, Skybridge Financial, LJ Hooker, Toast Espresso, McKimms Real Estate, I Scream, Harveys Jewellers, Crowe Horwath, Roches Family Hotel and Ken Casson Motors.