Camp Walker's Wine and Jazz Festival a great place to chill

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Photo by Park, Ga Hyun/USAG Daegu Public Affairs (Intern)
Photo by Park, Ga Hyun/USAG Daegu Public Affairs (Intern)

Camp Walker's Wine and Jazz Festival a great place to chill

by: Park, Ga Hyun | .
USAG Daegu Public Affairs | .
published: September 23, 2014

The hot, humid summer days gave way to a nice, balmy almost tropical atmosphere during the annual “Wine and Jazz Festival” held Sept. 13th on Camp Walker’s Kelly Field.

One of the most popular and successful events in the Area IV community, crowds made their way to the festival with blankets and chairs in tow. All around, Soldiers, family members and their children gathered for an evening of live jazz, food and games.

On hand for the youngsters were games that allowed them to jump and bounce til their hearts content. Adults took advantage of the sampling of everything from the dry taste of a RMPS Pinot Grigio wine, to the sweet taste of Woodbridge Moscato, as well as a variety of wines from the United States.

While samples were available, a large number of community members took advantage of the atmosphere, and after the sampling, purchased the wine of their choice as they sat back and relaxed to the sound of a wide range of jazz tunes.

The music did not focus on one specific genre-- such as hot jazz, cool jazz, swing jazz, or modern jazz. On this day, jazz music was more general and genres more diverse. This seemed to satisfy the crowd.  The glass of wine, and the friendship created a wonderful environment for sharing time with each other.

Also adding to the festival of entertainment was a mime performance that drew the interest of lots of people. The mime entertainer encouraged the audience to participate, and they did with great joy. For those interested in collecting a souvenir, there were several booths promoting such wares as jewelry, aromatic candles, and for their convenience, tickets the Daegu Opera Festival.

There is one thing for certain, the 2014 “Wine and Jazz Festival” was both a special and unforgettable event for the USAG Daegu and Area IV community of family and friends.

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