Esk Camp and Jam a rockin’ and relaxing time

Walters family from Springfield enjoying a relaxing afternoon of blues, rock, and country music. Picture: JESSE HAMILTON

The Esk Camp and Jam invited campers to an enjoyable experience to kick back and listen to blues, country, and rock music from 15-17 March.

The three-day music festival featured headline acts Never Too Late, Brief Divide, Jaq Daniel, and The Zephyr Project, with an opportunity for aspiring musicians to join in on the open mic walk-up sessions.

Esk Show Society Camp and Jam music director Peter Edwards said this year’s festival had attracted over 170 campervans to the grounds.

“We’ve got 174 vans in here, that’s a record for the Esk grounds,” he said.

“The camp and jam allows people to bring their caravans along and enjoy some country blues and rock music.”

Mr Edwards said the festival provides musicians an opportunity to platform their talents in a supportive environment.

“It gives people the opportunity to sing with a band and then we have professional artists at night-time,” he said.

“They just get up and the band helps them along.

“The festival is all for the Esk Show Society, it raises money so kids can come to the show and go on the rides for free.”