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Shift Your Sunday Up A Gear

Story: Sally Gordon | Photo: Terri Hanlon Photography
Jul 26, 2019
Shift your Sunday  up a gear
St John Fisher College is opening its gates to classic car enthusiasts and music lovers for the school’s first Jags and Jazz event.

Featuring a stunning display of classic cars, delicious food and live music, the inaugural Jags and Jazz festival at St John Fisher College on Sunday 4 August, is shaping up to be one very cool event.

The event will showcase a range of classic cars, including Jaguars, Corvettes, Porsches and Mustangs, and will kick off with the jazzy sounds of the Robyn Brown Quartet, supported by St John Fisher College’s very own rock band. 

Robyn Brown hails from the Sunshine Coast and is one of Queensland’s most famed jazz singers. She will be bringing her own style and grace to the stage for this unique community event.

College principal, Cathy Galvin, said the school liked to think outside the square and was always seeking opportunities to showcase the unique qualities of the College.

“The physical attributes of the College, with 15 hectares of land, lends itself to an event of this kind and we felt that it would be a great backdrop for beautiful cars and great music,” Ms Galvin said.

“It’s a pleasure to host an event that embraces classic cars of all kinds and in particular car club exhibitors, such as ‘Old Girls on the Road’, who are all about quashing traditional roles and celebrating a women’s car culture.”  

Jags and Jazz event organiser Clarissa Wright said the event came about to show girls that it’s ok to be interested in cars. Ms Wright said that quite a few of the cars on display were being provided by the Old Girls on The Road Club, which is an all-female car enthusiasts group.

A range of local food trucks including, Ms Kalamari, How We Roll, Qld Pizza Bros, Schnitzel Von Yumm and Vintage Mobile Coffee will service the event. There will be a sectioned off 18+bar for the adults. Children will be kept entertained with face painting and a jumping castle.

Tickets for the event, being held Sunday August 4, from 10am-2pm, are available online on the Try Booking website for $10 for adults, while school students and children are free. All proceeds will go towards the St John Fisher College Bursary Fund. The St John Fisher College is located on John Fisher Drive at Bracken Ridge. See you there!
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