Sun, 23 July|
Jenfest A Tribute To Jennifer Ross
W/ The Breadmakers, Fun Again!, Nikki Nicholls, Son of Tyrnaround, Melynda von Wayward as "The Wayward Woman" Special Guests: Peter Kohn, aka “Pete the Chef” + more TBA
Time & Location
23 July 2023, 1:00 pm – 24 July 2023, 1:00 am
Bendigo Hotel, 125 Johnston St, Collingwood VIC 3066, Australia
About the event
"Jenfest" is being held between 1-8pm, Sunday 23rd July 2023 as a tribute to Jennifer (Jenny) Ross: singer, film producer, independent woman, friend and loving mother. Jenfest is a chance for everyone who knew Jenny, or was touched by her presence or her work, to celebrate her life - tragically cut short by cancer in May this year. Proceeds from the event will directly support Jenny’s son, Cody.
People unable to attend the event or who would like to offer further financial support, can donate via Jenny’s GoFundMe page (details to be announced). A small selection of merchandise will be available for sale as a tangible memory of Jenny.
W/ The Breadmakers, Fun Again!, Nikki Nicholls, Son of Tyrnaround, Melynda von Wayward as "The Wayward Woman" - an edgy, punk inspired singer will open proceedings with a track from her freshly published collection of short, sharp songs of reflective angst from her own lived experience. Melynda is a punk archivist of the Melbourne punk scene 1977-1987, authored a photo book Punk: A Photographic Journey 2004 - 2007 and curated the exhibitions Punk Journey: St Kilda and Beyond (2014) and St. Kilda’s Alright - the Fred Negro Experience (2017). Jenny and Melynda’s chance meeting more than a decade ago immediately generated mutual respect and encouragement, a shared vision and collaborative support for each other's creative projects. AND Special Guests Some of Jenny’s close friends and counterparts will pay tribute to Jenny throughout the night and Peter Kohn, aka “Pete the Chef” will emcee the evening. Peter was the bassist and singer of 80’s punk band Extremes. Peter featured in The Age of Rage... along with a number of others appearing on stage during Jenfest.
More special guests will be announced as the event draws nearer.
The Breadmakers Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063488799374 Bandcamp: https://thebreadmakers.bandcamp.com/
Son of Tyrnaround Tyrnaround Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100064146818079
Pete the Chef Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PetetheChef
Jenfest organisers would like to acknowledge the following sponsors and thank them for their generous support:
The Bendigo Hotel - https://www.bendigohotel.com.au/ Desert Highways - https://www.deserthighways.com/ Fixation Brewing Co - https://fixationbrewing.com.au/ Plakkit Posters - http://plakkit.com/ Malocchio Hard Seltzer - https://www.malocchiodrinks.com.au/ Northside Merchandise - https://www.northsidemerch.com.au/