Council hosts five free concerts throughout winter
  • Friday 04 June 2010

Get out your picnic rugs and soak up the winter sun at a series of five free outdoor concerts across the Sunshine Coast from Sunday 13 June to Sunday 11 July 2010.

Presented by Sunshine Coast Council, this Community Service and Cultural Development initiative will see one free concert every Sunday for five consecutive weeks at locations from Maleny to Coolum Beach.

All musical styles will be covered, ranging from classics to jazz, salsa, rock and cabaret.

The not-to-be-missed concerts will be staged at the following council-run venues:

  • Classics on the Range - Sunday 13 June, 2pm to 4pm, Maleny Community Centre
    A 30-piece Pacific Chamber Orchestra conducted by Andrew Robinson together with the vocal talents of Christine Ferraro will kick off the afternoon. Take in the sounds of old favourites like Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro Overture, Strauss’ Blue Danube Waltz and Dvorak’s Song to the Moon. It will be a great day up on the Range.
  • Jazz by the Lake – Sunday 20 June, 2pm to 4pm, outside Lake Kawana Community Centre
    Featuring artists include: Ian Harvey’s Things That Swing, Sally Cooper, Ric Halstead and the David Bentley Band. Don’t forget a picnic rug, something to nibble on before sitting back and enjoying some cool jazz outside Lake Kawana Community Centre. Should it rain, the event will be transferred inside the Community Centre.
  • Salsa by the Sea – Sunday 27 June, 12pm to 3pm, Tickle Park, Coolum Beach
    Presented by the Sunshine Coast Council and in conjunction with Timbeao Planet Music and Arts, Tijuana Cartel will be playing at Salsa by the Sea. This eclectic collection of travelling musicians delivers unrestrained musical energy; it will be a live show not to be missed. There will also be a Zumba demonstration – a Latin-inspired dance fitness class that incorporates Latin world music and dance movements.
  • Fresh Notes at Kings – Sunday 4 July, 2pm to 4pm, Kings Beach Amphitheatre
    Music Association Sunshine Coast presents Fresh Notes at Kings, an exciting and original music experience, featuring three great local bands – Harri Bandhu & the BossaNova Cowboys, Khan and Marsden Lee’s. These new sounds will stir body and mind and invoke a journey of emotions on a lazy Sunday afternoon.
  • Stars of the Brisbane Cabaret Festival – Sunday 11 July, 2pm to 4pm, Nambour Civic Centre
    Join two of the stars of the Brisbane Cabaret Festival, Sandro Colarelli and Alison St Ledger, as they give an edgy interpretation of the work of revered composer Kurt Weill in Beggars and Pennies in the Street. This gritty and dangerous cabaret event is performed on the asphalt, beneath the stars. One not to miss. 

Don’t forget to pack a picnic, and bring a rug or fold-up chairs for the outdoor concerts and relax in the Sunshine Coast parklands. No special parking arrangements have been made, so the community is encouraged to arrive early or use public transport where possible.

In the event of wet weather, tune into MixFM 92.7 for updates.