Tickets going fast for concert
Matamata Rotarians spent the weekend putting the final touches on the venue for this Sunday’s Concert by the Lake and the event is looking like it will be a sell-out.
The concert, featuring Kiwi songstress Jamie McDell, Auckland jazz band Society Jazzmen and local talent Bryan Rawiri, is being held on private property at 162 Jondor Rd with the acts performing on a specially designed pontoon.
Rotary Matamata director Don Stanley said the response from the Matamata public had been excellent and there was every expectation the final tickets would sell out early this week.
‘‘We have a limited capacity of 500 people at the venue and we have already sold more than 400 tickets as of the past weekend,’’ Stanley said. ‘‘It is extremely unlikely that we would have any tickets left by the end of the week. So if you are thinking about going, you will need to act very quickly to avoid disappointment.’’
The concert will begin at 1pm and be finished at 6pm. Those attending are encouraged to bring their own picnic and drinks to the venue, but there will also be some food and non- alcoholic drinks available to purchase.
‘‘We are expecting a very large and enthusiastic crowd and we know the level of performers is top class,’’ Stanley said.
Proceeds from the event will go towards Rotary projects, including the memorial walkway for Peria Rd to commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I.
PREPARATION: Rotary Matamata president Owen Farmilo helps get the venue ready for this weekend’s Concert by the Lake.