With $50,000 sponsorship confirmed organisers have 18 months to pull together the Orange jazz festival.
JAM Orange president Paul Kelly said it would be a big undertaking for the group.
Orange City Council has backed the festival plans with a $50,000 donation to help the group establish the festival into an annual event.
It will certainly be one of the biggest ventures JAM Orange has donePaul Kelly, president JAM Orange
Mr Kelly said they were looking at running the festival over three days on the June long weekend from 2022.
"It will certainly be one of the biggest ventures JAM Orange has done," he said.
"It's quite a big event over three days. Most of the events we have run before are one night or one day."
Mr Kelly said they were currently looking to find venues for the festival.
He said they wanted them to be close together to boost a festival atmosphere.
Mr Kelly said the majority of events will be indoors given the likely Orange weather in winter.
He said they were hoping to attract about 1000 people to the event.
"It's really aiming to encourage jazz lovers from across NSW," he said.
Mr Kelly said any profits from the event would be put back into future festivals.
He said they were aiming to attract two topline acts to headline the festival.
While the event will focus on various forms of jazz there will also be an event for local musicians to perform their music.
Mayor Cr Reg Kidd said Orange had previously held a jazz festival.
"It showed to me at that time the amount of people out there that are into jazz. I'm quite sure that if we had it here it would be quite successful and well received," he said.
Cr Stephen Nugent said it 'sounded a lot like' a music festival held in Orange a couple of years ago where people could walk between venues.
Cr Tony Mileto said it would 'add an operational element' to the Future City plan which is seeking to revitalise the CBD.
Council has also agreed to support a Fun Fair for two weekends in February.
Council had previously knocked back the event, run by Ace Attractions, due to concerns about the risk of people visiting from out of the area spreading COVID-19.
The event, featuring show-style rides and amusements, is due to be held at the Orange Showgrounds on February 6-7 and 13-14.
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