PLAYIN' IN THE LANE: The Kalamunda Youth Swing Band is one of the acts performing for the Jumpin' Jazz Laneway Party.
PLAYIN' IN THE LANE: The Kalamunda Youth Swing Band is one of the acts performing for the Jumpin' Jazz Laneway Party. Chris Lines

Warwick to party in the streets tonight

A DEMAND for cheaper events prompted the Jumpers and Jazz Festival's newest party.

Festival organiser Sally Edwards said the Jumpin' Jazz Laneway Party was organised because the sit-down dinner of previous years was too expensive for many locals.

This year's festival, which features live jazz by Dezzie D and The Stingrays and the Kalamunda Youth Swing Band as well as food and drink by local producers, is $50 cheaper than the launches of previous years.

"One of the things we noticed was tickets went to those visiting Warwick and not locals, and we wanted to change that and make this year much more accessible,” Mrs Edwards said.

2019's launch also avoids late nights, going from 6-9pm, something which media coordinator Bette Bonney believed further excluded residents from attending in past years.

"This year people have asked about families coming which is a bit unusual for us but it's fabulous,” Mrs Bonney said.

"It's a 9pm finish which makes it very doable I think.”

The launch starts at 6pm tonight.

Tickets are $50 and may be pre-purchased online at www.warwicktickets.com.au or at the door.



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