Back for a fourth time, the annual music festival, Jazz Market by The Sea, will be held again in Bali from Aug. 15-17.
The festival is known for its family-friendly ambiance, where visitors can enjoy the roomy and lush gardens of the Taman Bhagawan venue at Tanjung Benoa.
This year's festival theme is "Celebrating Indonesia’s Heritage", which represents an attempt to celebrate all the aspects that make Indonesia unique.
Accordingly, many local musicians will be on hand for performances, including veteran groups like Krakatau Reunion, Tulus, Gugun Blues Shelter, ALEXA, Monita Tahalea, and Koko Harsoe.
Jazz Market is not only about the music; like a market, is also an attempt to to create a lively atmosphere where visitors can "shop around" for what interests them in addition to enjoying the live performances.
Food stalls and booths will be available at the venue, along with an area designated as a children's play zone.
Visitors will be able to sit on most areas of the lawn, so for those envisioning a kind of picnic complete with top-notch entertainment, bringing a mat is recommended.
Friday and Saturday tickets can obtained for Rp 65,000 (US$5.53) per person; on Sunday it will be Rp 100,000. Three-day passes are available for Rp 200,000 per person.
The event coincides Hatten Wines’ 20th anniversary, and Hatten will act as the event's main sponsor and wine seminar and a special grape-crushing session will be held.
The last day of the festival will fall on Aug. 17, Indonesia's Independence Day, so expect some customary celebration activities to be held. Last year, for example, a beachside panjat pinang (pole-climbing competition) took place, which included prizes for those who got to the top of the pole first.