Let the haunting of kiddies begin
Rocking sunset to showcase local talent
SIT back in a relaxed atmosphere and be entertained by local artists at Sunset in the Park on Sunday.
Normally held in the Rex Smeal Park, organiser and musician Kim Hurley explained this year it is a mini event at the Port Douglas Yacht club.
“We were going to have a break but decided to do it anyway and at the yacht club because it cuts the costs down considerably,” she said.
“It is a mini sampler and we still get to have an awesome day.”
Sunset in the Park will give Kim an opportunity to unofficially launch her debut EP called Letters to Letty, which is a col- BE AFRAID, be very afraid.
The Haunting of Oak Beach is set to put the fright into Saturday night with a fully blown Halloween theme park unveiled.
Hosted by the Demonised Ghoul, more than two acres of Oak Beach have been transformed into a scary landscape complete with a Haunted Graveyard, Pirate Cove and Haunted Mansion.
The event kicks off from 6pm on Saturday at 31 Bruce Rd, Oak Beach and the public is invited to make a donation for attending. lection of original tracks with an original roots and folk sound.
“There is one acoustic track with just the two guitars the rest is full production recorded in Cairns with Nigel Pegrum - his first client years ago when he came here from the UK was Diane Cilento,” she said.
“One of the tracks on my album is called Who’s to Blame, which is about the stolen generation and was inspired by a local Mossman lady who shared her story with me.
“She was stolen from her family as a child and reconnected with them, which was very moving and another is more of an environmental song, for people to open their eyes and to be aware.”
There will also be 12 other acts playing alongside Kim at Sunset in the Park this weekend, with music ranging from rock to blues.
“There will be a bit of everything, songwriter solos, blues bands, cloud nine band, Mereana will be doing a spot with guests and Omid Masters with his band, Tonic and more,” she said.
“We’ve also given a lot of the younger performers like the Kan’d Peaches an opportunity play.
“It’s good because it gives us an opportunity to make some noise and we will be doing petitions in support of the live music precinct, if we can get 500 signatures on that day it would be amazing.”
Everyone is welcome to attend the all ages, family-friendly event, which costs $10 for adults and is free for children under 12.
“I just love seeing the kids run around and mum and dad are able to relax while the kids have a boogie,” Kim said.
“It’s the perfect afternoon, come and bring your rug, plonk your butt on the grass, kick back, have a beer and enjoy some awesome live music.”
Tickets will be available at the door and part of proceeds will go towards a local charity.
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