A series of free outdoor concerts in January and February will feature professional local performers in community parks around the city and Bluff.
All concerts will be held from 1pm to 3pm. The dates and venues are:
- Sunday, January 10, Bluff Rugby Grounds
- Sunday, January 17, Queens Park, Invercargill
- Sunday January 24, South Alive Community Gardens
- Sunday February 7, Waitangi Day Celebrations, Queens Park, Invercargill (all NZ music, supported by the Ministry of Culture and Heritage’s Waitangi Day Celebrations Fund
- Sunday, February 14, Glengarry, Invercargill
Note: Rain-out days have been scheduled.
This year’s Summer Sounds concerts include:
- The Hitmen
- Triple Shot
- The Yardmen
- Midnight Cruise
- Old Skool
- La Belle
The concerts, which are being presented by Venture Southland in association with the Creative Communities Invercargill Funding Scheme, complement other outdoor entertainment events such as the Southland Buskers Festival (January 28-31) and Shakespeare in the Park (February 9-13) – and build on the previous two years of outdoor concerts.
Venture Southland Creative Projects Manager Angela Newell said the concerts will be an outstanding showcase of local talent. “Our local musicians are exceptional performers who often work at weddings, in pubs and at private functions around the region and elsewhere. They relish the chance to share their music on a Sunday afternoon with not only the public, but also for their own families and fellow musicians who rarely get to hear them playing live.”
The concerts are free to attend but a koha or donation for the musicians is appreciated.