The Dubrovnik International Wine & Jazz Festival has become one of the city’s leading attractions for all admirers of jazz, wine and Dalmatian cuisine in recent years. Now in its fifth year, the unique event draws visitors from around the world for a weekend of world-class jazz performances, fine wine and food, and local art and history.
The International Wine & Jazz Festival is a partnership between the City of Dubrovnik, the Vancouver Wine & Jazz Festival and the non-profit concert arts organisation Bravo! Vancouver Concert Series. The festival brings some of the world’s most prominent jazz musicians to the streets of the Old Town every year and treats visitors to good food and award-winning Croatian wines. Festival visitors can taste a variety of the country’s best wines before the concerts and during intermissions.
The Dubrovnik Wine & Jazz Festival also features the works of many talented local visual artists, including painters, sculptors and glassblowers. Their works are displayed in the streets of the Old Town, giving visitors an opportunity to explore the local culture and take some of the art works home with them.
Dubrovnik Wine & Jazz Festival
The 2015 Dubrovnik Wine & Jazz Festival will welcome a number of internationally renowned jazz, blues and crossover classical artists at different venues in the Old Town. The festival venues, which include Stradun, the Rector’s Palace and other locations in the old city, will be transformed into open stages to greet an international line-up of musicians and many jazz enthusiasts who will arrive to Dubrovnik for the occasion.
The line-up for the 2015 Dubrovnik Wine & Jazz Festival has not been confirmed yet, but will include many prominent international and local jazz musicians who will gather around this year’s Jazz meets Broadway theme. The 2014 edition of the festival welcomed such names as clarinetist Michael Kissinger, jazz singer Carol Cass and guitar legend José Feliciano, who performed alongside the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra on an open stage at Stradun.
The 2015 International Wine & Jazz Festival runs from Thursday, September 24 to Sunday, September 27.
Dubrovnik Hotel Accommodation
Festival visitors and all those planning a trip to Dubrovnik can find first-rate, luxury accommodation at the newly opened Sheraton Dubrovnik Riviera Hotel. Located in a secluded bay only 6 kilometres southeast of Dubrovnik, the Sheraton offers elegant, spacious, exceptionally comfortable rooms and suites with stunning views of the sea, and premium service.
The Sheraton blends Meditteranean charm with all the modern comforts, including indoor and outdoor pools, tennis courts, and a children’s playground. The hotel’s wellness and spa centre offers a gym, a yoga and pilates studio, Finnish and Turkish sauna, and services including aromatherapy, massages and beauty treatments.
The Sheraton Dubrovnik Riviera Hotel is situated in Srebreno, a small fishing village known for its relaxing, welcoming atmosphere, beautiful pebble and sandy beaches, rich Mediterranean vegetation, walking trails in the surrounding mountains, and a picturesque promenade along the sea from Srebreno to the nearby village of Mlini, with many bars and restaurants along the way.
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