We’ve had a fabulous summer so far weather wise and next Saturday a free, family friendly concert at the Cooke Park Pavilion will get everyone in the groove to celebrate.
An excellent line-up of entertainment is planned for the Saturday Sounds concert suitable for all ages from 4:30pm to 9pm. It will be a great night to come along with your picnic rugs and enjoy a free evening of live entertainment, food and fun!
First cab off the rank will be Parkes School of Dance followed by four young Indigenous brothers, Tyrece, Keanau, Ashton and Abel Robinson Towney, with a didgeridoo performance.
The show of local talent will continue with the ever-popular Amitie and their infectious singing, as well as Gracey Jones, who will wow the crowd with her acoustic sound with a country flair.
“We are so super excited to let you all know that we will be performing at the awesome new Cooke Park Pavilion from 5pm to 6:45pm as part of a free fun family event organised by Parkes Shire Council,” Amitie wrote on their Facebook page.
Gracey’s song ‘Wait’ featured on a Central West compilation album last year with 14 other artists to create a sound capsule of the COVID-19 period in our lives.
Later in the night, the five-piece Canberra band Plump is sure to get everyone moving with their infectious energy and virtuosity. Covering a wide range of music from Soul, RnB, Pop to Rock and consisting of soulful lead vocals, smooth guitar and keys, and a tight rhythm section, you’re guaranteed to be on your feet dancing all night long!
There will be several food stands in the park including Packed Cones, Tim McGrath from Western Hospitality and Training and Taste of Greece. You can bring your own picnic or get takeaway from other businesses around town to come and enjoy in the park. For the kids there will be face painting by Em’s Fancy Faces.
Invite your friends from around the region to come and join you for a summer day of free entertainment.
This event is funded by the NSW’s Government The Festival of Place – Summer Night Fund.
MORE ABOUT PLUMP:
The band is comprised of some of the most well-known Canberra musicians, graduates and teachers from the ANU School of Music, and are the cream of Canberra’s music scene. The band members are: Simone Glover – lead vocals, Aron Lyon – guitar, Jason Varlet – bass, Kyle Manning – keys/ vocals and Peter Campion – drums.
Band members have appeared on TV shows including ‘Australia’s Got Talent’ and stages around Australia, New Zealand, and Vanuatu with some of the biggest names in the business including; Eskimo Joe, George Benson, Lior, Jimmy Barnes, Dragon, Ian Moss, The Whitlams, Vince Jones, Guy Sebastian, Jessica Mauboy, Mahalia Barnes, Hayley Jensen, Kirsty Lee Akers,Timothy James Bowen, Ministry of Sound Orchestra. They have performed at New Year’s Eve – Canberra City, Bathurst 1000 V8 Supercars, Floriade – Stage 88, Tropfest – Stage 88, Magnetic Island Jazz Festival, and Canberra International Music Festival.