Summer Tunes 2020 schedule

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Our Summer Tunes program provides free, live music at popular parks in the Toowoomba region and is a great way to relax with friends and family. Concerts feature local musicians from a variety of music genres and can be enjoyed on weekends throughout February and March. Bring some snacks, a picnic blanket and a hat and settle in for some downtime!

As these are all outdoor events, they are subject to weather conditions. 

 

Toowoomba Summer Tunes

Location: Children's play area

Time of program: 10am - noon

9 February - Cancelled due to weather 

2 February - 23 February

  • No bands
  • Face painting by Cleo The Clown

Location: Band stand area

Time of program: Noon - 3pm

Theme: The big bands

 

2 February

  • The Hobsons - The Hobsons are a family band based in Highfields, Queensland, featuring Gerard, Judy and Georgia Hobson. The Hobsons have released a debut album 'Don't Look Back', featuring original catchy music mixed with lyrics that are about real subjects.

 

9 February - Cancelled due to weather. Vavachi Jazz and Swing will now perform on 8 March.

 

16 February

  • Jim Miller Big Band - The Jim Miller Big Band was founded by Jim (1926 – 2012) and now continues performing many of the tunes he loved from the big band era. Included are original arrangements of popular songs from big band leaders such as Glen Miller, Duke Ellington and Count Basie. The band is composed of up to 16 musicians and includes both male and female vocalists.

 

23 February

  • Toowoomba Municipal Band - The 100-year-old-plus Toowoomba Municipal Brass Band plays music of all styles from the traditional to the modern, classic to rock and serious to comedy.

Location: Music tent by hall

Time of program: Noon to 3pm

Theme: Picnic pleasures

 

2 February

  • 2 Timing - Together as 2 Timing, Cathy and Walter offer a massive repertoire of songs from the 1950s to current popular hits including rock 'n' roll, pop, country, swing and European. 2 Timing love singing and entertaining an audience and their enthusiasm is contagious.

 

9 February - Cancelled due to weather. Timeless will now perform on 8 March.

 

16 February

  • Johnny Jump Up - Johnny Jump Up features Toowoomba's own little piece of Ireland. Songs range from traditional and classic Irish songs, with the odd reel or jig thrown into the mix, as well as tempo, foot tapping sing along Irish folk songs. Instruments used are acoustic guitars, mandolin bodhran (Irish drum) and bass guitar.

 

23 February

  • Undercover - UnderCover produce great live music in combination with quality backing tracks. They play the hits from the sixties through to the nineties and their motto is: 'We keep the hits coming!' UnderCover consists of Martin Paroz on lead vocals and harmonies, Gayle Dixon on lead vocals and harmonies and Ian Dixon on drums.

 

Regional Summer Tunes

Date: 29 March

Location: Cambooya Recreation Grounds, Lucy Street

Time of program: 3pm - 6pm

Band: Johnny Jump Up - Johnny Jump Up features Toowoomba's own little piece of Ireland. Songs range from traditional and classic Irish songs, with the odd reel or jig thrown into the mix, as well as tempo, foot tapping sing along Irish folk songs. Instruments used are acoustic guitars, mandolin bodhran (Irish drum) and bass guitar.

Date: 15 March

Location: Cecil Plains Homestead on the Condamine River

Time of program: 10am - 1.30pm

Band: Flashback - Appealing to a wide audience, Flashback will perform a huge selection of songs spanning from Elvis to Jonny Cash, Credence to the Beatles, plus a sprinkling of country greats. Flashback is one of Toowoomba’s most popular bands.

Date: 1 March

Location: Centenary Park, Curnow Street

Time of program: 11am - 2pm

Band: Slow Train Coming - Think of a five-piece band with horns! Established last century, this band has performed over 600 live shows at venues across Southern Queensland. Their influences include rock, pop, blues, jazz, soul and Memphis. They are a cover band that plays popular hits from the last four decades.

Date: 29 March

Location: Mocatta Street by the war memorial

Time of program: Noon - 3pm

Band: Tux - Greg Bird Entertainment and Promotions, has brought together some of Toowoomba’s finest musicians; Bernard Borserio on piano, Camillo Lanzafamie on bass, Mark Nuss on drums, Allan Skerman on trumpet, Mal Gaydon on trombone, Paul Hendon on sax and Greg Bird as vocalist. Tux plays swing jazz to popular rock. 

Date: 1 March

Location: Arthur Shooter Park, Stanley Street

Time of program: 10am - 1pm

Band: Killin Time - Join Andrew Kucks, Phillip Vellacott, Jared & Nathan Walmsley for a rare Toowoomba show, as they play popular songs from 25 years of experiences at The Gympie Music Muster.

Date: 22 March

Location: Pittsworth Pioneer Historical Village, Pioneer Way

Time of program: 3pm - 6pm

Band: Paul Edwards Quartet - This four piece band plays a broad range from jazz through to blues, cabaret and fusion. This talented group of experienced and versatile musicians will surprise and delight with well-loved tunes on a summer’s day in the park.

Date: 22 March

Location: Obst Park Oval, Umbiram Road

Time of program: 3pm - 6pm

Band: Black Velvet Quartet - Toe tapping warm and fuzzy jazz to keep the sun shining and the mood light and happy! African born Deeny Kohler-Caporale showcases a mix of latin and traditional jazz numbers accompanied by Camillo Lanzafamie on bass, Graham Muller on keyboard and Neville Jess on drums

Date: 14 March

Location: Errol Munt Park, corner of Margaret and Emmert Street

Time of program: 10am - 1pm

Band: 2 Timing - Together as 2 Timing, Cathy and Walter offer a massive repertoire of songs from the 1950s to current popular hits including rock 'n' roll, pop, country, swing and European. 2 Timing love singing and entertaining an audience and their enthusiasm is contagious.

Last Updated: Tuesday, 18 February 2020 14:40
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