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Summer Tunes toowoomba

Summer Tunes is a blooming cool program of sounds staged in Toowoomba's many beautiful parks across the remaining Sundays of summer.

An initiative of Toowoomba Regional Council, the program will take over the Southern Queensland city and its surrounds with a program featuring more than 38 FREE unique musical events and experiences for the whole family on each and every Sunday during January and February 2018.

Musically, the program showcases and celebrates local south-east Queensland musicians from as young as 8 years old. The vast line-up covers over four decades of popular music genres, including jazz, blues, swing, rock ‘n’ roll, folk, bush ballads, Latin and cabaret, as well as favoured lullabies and Gospel.

Staged across a selection of Toowoomba’s iconic parks including Queens Park, Laurel Bank Park, Picnic Point, and Newtown Park State Rose Garden, the musical program also features a myriad of regional parks. And with the temperature always a few degrees cooler up in the ranges, it's a great escape from the sizzling hot summer days.

With over 64,000 seedlings planted in Queens Park and Laurel Bank Park for summer, the Summer Tunes program offers FREE entertainment among 25 summer blooms - from petunias and marigolds, through to sunflowers and alyssums.

SUNDAY 14 JANUARY

GARDEN CITY COUNTRY MUSIC CLUB - Showcasing its impressive junior talent, who range from 8-17 years and perform a variety of genres, including country rock, bush ballads and vocals. Queens Park – children’s play area; 10am-12pm.

VAVACHI JAZZ & SWING - Featuring Rhydian Lewis with a 4-piece band, piano/keys, drums, bass guitar and live vocals. Picnic Point – band stand; 12pm-3pm.

BLUE ROOM BLUES - Performing a wide variety of material from the blues greats as well as original songs, this band is not to be missed. Laurel Bank Park – shade shelter area; 12pm-3pm.

THE PIONEERS - A multi-instrumental duo performing a wide variety of songs and tunes covering folk, Celtic, country and bush ballads. Newtown Park - under the trees; 12pm-3pm.


 
SUNDAY 21 JANUARY

SING AUSTRALIA TOOWOOMBA - Be entertained by a network of community singers performing popular songs and be prepared to sing along. Queens Park – children’s play area; 10am-12pm.

KILLIN TIME - Join Andrew Kucks, Phillip Vellacott & Jared & Nathan Walmsley for a rare Toowoomba show, as they play popular songs from 25 years of experiences at the Gympie Music Muster. Picnic Point – band stand; 12pm-3pm.

TIMELESS - Just like the name, the music is timeless, soothing and relaxing. Laurel Bank Park– shade shelter area; 12pm-3pm. 

BROXBURN MUSIC CLUB OF PITTSWORTH - A variety of music ranging from bush ballads and country to alternative styles. Newtown Park – under the trees; 12pm-3pm.

SUNDAY 28 JANUARY

JULIE WITNEY - Performing a range of well-known songs and tunes from the 60s 'til today. Queens Park – children’s play area; 10am-12pm. 

SLOW TRAIN COMING - Musical influences include rock, pop, blues, jazz, soul and Memphis. Picnic Point – band stand; 12pm-3pm.

LET’S DANCE BAND - This two-piece group will entertain with upbeat melodies from the 60s and 70sLaurel Bank Park – shade shelter area; 12pm-3pm. 

HARRY & SPEED - Enjoy an afternoon of all country favourites from the 50s to 90s, along with special requests. Newtown Park – under the trees; 12pm-3pm.

KILLIN TIME - Join Andrew Kucks, Phillip Vellacott & Jared & Nathan Walmsley for a rare show featuring popular songs from 25 years at the Gympie Music Muster. Arthur Shooter Park – Stanley Street, Oakey; 10am-1pm.

SUNDAY 4 FEBRUARY

THE DARLINGTON STRINGS - Enjoy the lively sounds of finely tuned strings – perfect for any occasion. Queens Park – children’s play area; 10am-12pm. 

TOOWOOMBA MUNICIPAL BAND - Music of all styles from the traditional to the modern, classic to rock and serious to comedy. Picnic Point – band stand; 12pm-3pm. 
 
AROUND THE CORNER - Enjoy up-tempo, foot-tapping Irish folk songs played on acoustic guitars, the mandolin, bodhran (Irish drum) and bass guitar. Laurel Bank Park – shade shelter area; 12pm-3pm.

RONNIE & JOHNNY - Husband and wife duo performing middle of the road, easy listening music with a country flavour. Newtown Park – under the trees; 12pm-3pm. 
 
SLOW TRAIN COMINGEstablished last century, this cover band, who play popular hits from the last four decades, have performed over 600 live shows at venues across Southern Queensland. Centenary Park, Crows Nest; 10am-1pm.



SUNDAY 11 FEBRUARY

TOP GEAR - Hear a toe-tapping line-up of 50s, rock 'n' roll and country tunes. Queens Park – children’s play area; 10am-12pm.

JAZZY CHATS - This big band play a mix of jazz, swing and contemporary rock. Picnic Point – band stand; 12pm-3pm.

PAUL EDWARDS QUARTET - Performing a broad range from jazz through to blues, cabaret and fusion. Laurel Bank Park – shade shelter area; 12pm-3pm.

JUNGLE DETOUR - A vibrant mix of classical hits and modern music, spiced with some of their original songs. Newtown Park – under the trees; 12pm-3pm.

TUX - Covering swing jazz through to popular rock, Tux showcases some of Toowoomba’s finest musicians with Alison Bryant on piano, Camilo Lazafami on bass, Mark Nuss on drums, Al Skerman on trumpet, Mal Gaydon on trombone, Paul Hendon on sax and Greg Bird as vocalist. ANZAC Park, Millmerran; 10am-1:30pm.


 
SUNDAY 18 FEBRUARY

TOOWOOMBA VOCAL ENSEMBLE & WOMEN IN HARMONY - Think Manhattan Transfer or Idea of North, add a dash of Michael Jackson, Josh Groban and Enrico Morricone then smooth it all out with Norah Jones and Sting. Queens Park – children’s play area; 10am-12pm.

JIM MILLER BIG BANDA swinging afternoon of big band music featuring arrangements from Glenn Miller, Count Basie and Duke Ellington. Picnic Point – band stand; 12pm-3pm.

FLASHBACK - Performing songs spanning from Elvis to Johnny Cash, Creedence to The Beatles, plus a smattering of country greats. Laurel Bank Park – shade shelter area; 12pm-3pm.

BROXBURN MUSIC CLUB OF PITTSWORTH - Variety of music ranging from bush ballads and country to alternative styles. Newtown Park – under the trees; 12pm-3pm. 

UNDERCOVER -
Playing the hits from the 60s through to the 90s, UnderCover consists of Martin Paroz on lead vocals and harmonies, Gayle Dixon on lead vocals and harmonies and Ian Dixon on drums. Pittsworth Historical Village & Folk Museum, Pittsworth; 4pm-6pm. 

SUNDAY 25 FEBRUARY

HIGH ALTITUDE HARMONY - Enjoy lullabies, gospel and rock from groups such as The Beatles, Beach Boys and The Drifters through to Queen. Queens Park – children’s play area; 10am-12pm.

2 TIMING - Hear songs from the 1950s to current popular hits including rock ‘n’ roll, pop, country, swing and European. Picnic Point – band stand; 12pm-3pm.

UNDERCOVER - Featuring hits from the 60s right through to the 90s, with a focus on great live music with quality backing tracks. Laurel Bank Park – shade shelter area; 12pm-3pm. 

YAKETY SAXESPlaying pop tunes with big band, swing and Dixieland jazz sounds, including Bill Haley, Billy Joel, Elvis Presley, ABBA, Elton John and Michael Jackson. Newtown Park – under the trees; 12pm-3pm.
 
BLACK VELVET QUARTET - African born Deeny Kohler-Caporale will showcase a mix of irresistible Latin and traditional jazz numbers accompanied by Carmelo Lanzafame on Double Bass, Graham Muller on keyboard and Neville Jess on drums. Mocatta Street by the War Memorial, Goombungee; 12pm-3pm.

TOP GEAR - This four-piece group will delight with 50s rock ‘n’ roll and country tunes. Cambooya Recreation Grounds, Cambooya; 3pm-6pm. 

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