Rush weekend’s Thirsty work

FROM one end of the region and the cultural spectrum to the other, Gympie people have a big choice of excellent live music this weekend, peaking with a free concert by Thirsty Merc (and others) in Nelson Reserve on Sunday night.

Mayoress Sue Curran will present an evening of fine music at her "Queensland Conservatorium in Concert" event at Gympie Civic Centre from 7pm tomorrow ($10 admission, free for children under five).

At the other end of the region country music will dominate the whole weekend ($5 a day) at Widgee Bushman's Bar, with constant music from 9.30am tomorrow and 8am Sunday. Country music teen sensations, Brothers3 will take to the Widgee stage for two hours from 6 tomorrow night.

Following on from tonight's Blue Light Disco at the Civic Centre, it is all part of Rush Month, as Gympie's month of birthday parties draws to a close.

Thirsty Merc, rated one of Australia's finest rock acts, will be supported at a free concert from 4pm in Nelson Reserve by some of Australia's hottest new performers around.

They will include Melbourne performer Dallas Fasca, Gympie-bred power bands Stealing Lincoln and Red Beard, and Sunshine Coast five-piece act Selaphonic.

At Widgee, Brothers3 will be part of a massive weekend of all day entertainment at the Widgee Bushman's Bar from 9.30am tomorrow and 8am Sunday.

They will share the bill with the Hansens, the Widgee Country Music Club Band, Alice Benfer, Scott Astill, Karen Thomsen, Eagle Mountain String Band and Sista Lee.

Meanwhile, all through the Mary Valley, the Mary Valley Scarecrow Festival will continue all next week, and into next month, which will have our last big pre-Christmas party, the Mary River Festival at Kandanga.

Gympie Times


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