Annual summer concert series needs musos
The sounds of the weekend’s Swampfest are still resonating, but already the call is out for the next celebration of local music.
Access Radio is wanting Manawatu musicians to sign on for the annual Sounds of Summer alfresco concert series.
Kicking off in the new year for the fifth time, Palmerston North’s free Esplanade Sunday concerts will run for five weeks from Sunday, January 15.
In February, the Sunday showcase segues into the eighth annual daily lunchtime concerts in The Square.
With 30 vacant slots to fill over the five three-hour Sunday shows, and a week of 90-minute lunchtime programmes, Access Radio’s Fraser Greig is looking for solos, duos, bands, choirs, ensembles and community groups.
‘‘We’re keen to help showcase the talent and diversity that Manawatu offers. Each concert will – hopefully – demonstrate different cultures, ages and genres.’’
Greig said the summer concerts offered live opportunities for new and seasoned performers alike.
Applications and further info for the 2017 Sounds of Summer concerts can be found at accessmanawatu.co.nz/sos, email@example.com, and 357 9340.
The Bing Turkby Ensemble playing during the Sounds of Summer 2016.