Fin­ish the week­end with a mu­si­cal jam

Whitsunday Times - - CHILL -

IF YOU’RE keen to re­lax, re­cline and un­wind with friends af­ter the high ex­cite­ment and fes­tiv­i­ties of this year’s Whit­sun­day Reef Fes­ti­val, the VMR Mu­sic Sun­days Au­gust Fundraiser will pro­vide just that this week­end.

Co-or­gan­iser Jenni Was­son said the reg­u­lar monthly event, which do­nated all money raised to the Vol­un­teer Marine Res­cue team, was a chance to sup­port an or­gan­i­sa­tion that saved lives at sea while also giv­ing mu­sic-lovers in the com­mu­nity an op­por­tu­nity to get to­gether for a ‘jam’.

“The VMR is es­sen­tial be­cause there’s so much boat­ing in the area, and they’re help­ing keep ev­ery­one out in their boats safe,” she said.

Ms Was­son said the event, which pre­vi­ously fea­tured mostly blues mu­sic, had now been ex­tended to in­clude any genre of tunes, in­clud­ing blues, coun­try or heavy metal.

She said a cou­ple of hun­dred peo­ple were ex­pected, and the event was open to new­com­ers as well as the many reg­u­lars who en­joyed the ses­sion each month. Bands, duos and so­los were all wel­come to per­form.

“There’s lots of peo­ple who play mu­sic, but aren’t nec­es­sary pro­fes­sion­als, so it’s a great plat­form for them,” she said. “It’s a great way to en­joy mu­sic.”

Ms Was­son said peo­ple could sit out­side on the grass over­look­ing the beau­ti­ful Coral Sea or in the club­house, and en­joy a bar­be­cue and new food menu.

To reg­is­ter to per­form, phone Ms Was­son on 0410 745 865 or see her on the day.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

BEST VIEWS: The next VMR Mu­sic Sun­days for 2017 will be held this Sun­day af­ter­noon.

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