Concert by the Lake back
Picture this. Jamie McDell’s angelic voice is drifting towards you. You’re comfortably seated on the bank of a stunning lake and you have a glass of bubbles in hand.
This could become a reality if you purchase a ticket or two for next year’s Concert by the Lake.
On the back of a successful first outing in February, plans for a second Concert by the Lake are well underway. The event is once again being organised by Rotary Matamata.
Rotary director in charge of the concert Lynette Stanley said the service club was thrilled with how February’s concert went.
‘‘Exceptional’’ acts have been secured for next February’s concert, Lynette said. ‘‘We believe the line up is as good, if not better, than last year.’’
Jamie McDell is making a return. ‘‘Jamie really loved performing at the inaugural event earlier this year. She found it very unique.’’
Tauranga-based jazz and blues band Kokomo have also been secured. Lynette said this band has headlined at a number of major jazz festivals including the New Zealand Jazz Festival.
Tim Armstrong and the Beatles Tribute Band hope to get the crowd up and dancing on the lake embankment.
Local talent Bryan Rawiri will also grace the stage once again.
Lynette said it was great to have a variety of music genres at the concert, which she felt would appeal to a wide range of people.
A few changes have been made including a slightly bigger pontoon. The sound system has also been improved to offer a better quality of sound in the natural amphitheatre.
When: Sunday, February 21, 1pm-6pm Where: Private property, 162 Jondor Rd Featuring: Jamie McDell, jazz/ blues band Kokomo, Tim Armstrong and the Beatles Tribute Band and local musician Bryan Rawiri. Tickets: $45, available from Paper Plus, Colourplus and Mitre 10. Limited corporate gazebos will be available for $750 which includes 10 tickets, tables and chairs and the securing of a prime viewing spot.
Joan Reed and Vera Farmilo having fun at last year’s Concert by the Lake.