Gympie Song Birds put on a show for Mayoress Dulcie Dyne.
Gympie Song Birds put on a show for Mayoress Dulcie Dyne. David Crossley

Mayoress concert showcases talent

GYMPIE’S got talent and it was on show Thursday night at Mayoress Dulcie Dyne’s Gympie Gold Rush Concert.

Concert co-organiser Toni Kishawi said everyone in attendance was very happy with the calibre of entertainment.

He made special mention of Saint Patrick’s College singer songwriter Brodie Holmes who wowed the crowd with his version of Cat Stevens, Father and Son.

Mr Kishawi said the singer only learnt the song that day to tie in with the theme of the night, “generations”.

“I was amazed how professionally he put the song together,” Mr Kishawi said.

“He is a talent to look out for in the future.

“He has a very strong presence on stage,” he said.

Another act that performed well on the night was the duo of Kathy Hood and Laura Manton.

Mr Kishawi said the act really captured the theme of the night.

“It was the older generation passing on the skills to the younger generation,” he said.

In all twelve acts graced the stage at the Gympie Civic Centre.

The night was opened by the Cooloola Community Orchestra and followed by the Combined Primary Schools String Orchestra.

The concert sets the scene for an action packed Gold Rush finale today.

Battle of the Bands kicks off at 10am at the brand new sound shell in Nelson Reserve and finishes at 3pm.

Just in time for the start of the Grand Parade in Mary Street.

Many of the Mary Street traders have indicated that they will remain open, so there will be plenty for all to see and do. You can cheer on your favourite school, your friends or just appreciate the effort people go to celebrate the fact that Gympie is our home.

As today, October16 is the actual date that James Nash found gold in Gympie it will be an extra special after-parade party at Nelson Reserve. The senior and junior winners of ‘Battle of the Bands’ gets a live gig at the party. The Grand Parade is the highlight of the event, only to be surpassed by the family party afterwards.

The after parade party in Nelson Reserve is one for all the family.

There will be over 14 different food outlets, live music, demonstrations, clowns, and activities for the kids.

The biggest birthday cake will be cut and the evening will culminate in a fireworks display.

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