Murphy’s Lore concert to return
A night of family entertainment has been locked in with the popular Murphy’s Lore returning for the 2019 edition of Concert in the Park in February.
After 700 people packed into Piesse Park earlier this year, organisers are once again expecting a large crowd on Saturday, February 9.
“Next February's concert should and will be something to look forward to,” chief organiser Doug Cherry said.
“The group were fantastic and being ex-Katanning people, it makes it all the more fun for families to enjoy the picturesque setting of Piesse Park.”
Murphy’s Lore has strong ties to the Wheatbelt region, with the Murphy brothers attending some of their pre-school years in Katanning.
Their father, Kim Murphy, was a Katanning policeman, while their mother, Norma, was a secretary at the abattoir.
Their performance earlier this year was their first in the town for 15 years.
Mr Cherry said the free concert will involve local artists performing as support acts before Murphy’s Lore.
“Families can come and enjoy a complimentary night out because of grants and money sponsored from local businesses from Katanning with Katanning Shire contributing the largest amount to the concert in funding and assistance with getting the park ready,” he said.
“A new idea next year is to have a second stage so acts prior to the main band can be playing while the next performers are getting ready.
“Food vans will again provide meals for the audience.
“All in all, Katanning should be looking forward to a great night of entertainment, with a national artist being booked for the 2020 Katanning Concert in the Park in the next few weeks.”
Organisers Dom Pontillo, Tamika Turich and Doug Cherry at Piesse Park.
Murphy’s Lore at Concert in the Park in February.