tribute to rock legends, garden exhibition and music festival

Dreams – Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks tribute show

For over two hours, you’ll relive one of the legendary bands and performers of the 1970s and 80s – Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks. This show features a well-oiled and talented group of musicians who are dedicated to the task of bringing the sounds of that era to life for all to enjoy. Experience great harmonies, great guitar solos and all the iconic moves, outfits and songs of this legendary band and artist – “Go Your Own Way”, “Gypsy”, “Edge Of Seventeen”, “Rooms On Fire”, “Say You Love Me”, “Everywhere”, “Sara” and “Dreams”.

When: Friday, August 12, 8 p.m.

Where: The Caloundra Events Centre, 20 Minchinton Street, Caloundra.

Tickets: $45 through the event center.

Queensland Gardens Exhibition

The Queensland Garden Expo is a three-day celebration of gardening. The event attracts over 40,000 green hands and novice gardeners from across Queensland and the Highway. An extensive program of lectures and demonstrations, landscaped gardens, over 360 exhibits including 55 nurseries, a giant vegetable garden and a kitchen stage are just some of the things visitors can enjoy at the exhibition. Good food, entertainment and a range of free activities for children combine to make Queensland Garden Expo a great day out for the family.

When: From Friday July 8 to Sunday July 10.

Where: Nambour Showgrounds, Coronation Avenue, Nambour.

Tickets: One-day admission $20, three-day admission $50, via Eventbrite.

Inspirational lunch

Be inspired by athletes who have overcome obstacles. Local triathlete Alexa Leary, snow skiing champion Janine Shepherd, BMX racer Kai Sakakibara and Paralympic cycling champion Bryce Lindores will be the guest speakers at the inspirational ‘Move For Lex’ luncheon, after surviving near sports accidents of death. Enjoy gourmet food at the Rococo Bar and Restaurant, beer, wine and soft drinks.

Where: Noosa Tigers Australian Football Club, Weyba Road, Noosaville.

When: Saturday July 9, from 11:15 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Tickets: $95 through Noosa Tigers.

Alex Lloyd – Live and Amazing

Singer-songwriter Alex Lloyd will return to the Imperial Hotel Eumundi brasserie as part of his Australian Live & Amazing tour. Multi-platform award-winning musician ARIA will bring his hits to the stage for an incredible night of music and nostalgia. He will be supported by singer-songwriter Declan Kelly. Head out to share the memories and take this opportunity for an intimate and personal evening with Alex Lloyd.

When: Friday, July 22, 7:30 p.m.

Where: The Imperial Hotel, Eumundi, 1 Etheridge Street, Eumundi.

Tickets: $40 through Oztix.

Sun Sounds Festival

AA family music festival for all ages, Sunshine Sounds 2022 features a lineup including Katie and Tyrone Noonan of george, Clare Bowditch and her band, ARIA award winners, Asha Jefferies, Hat Fitz and Cara, Deline Briscoe, JaZZella, Layla Barnett , Zara, Lyndon Davis and the Gubbi Gubbi Dancers, Andrea Kirwin and the Yama-Nui Social Club, Band of Frequencies (pictured) and more.

When: Friday July 29 to Saturday July 30. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. on Friday.

Where: Eumundi Showgrounds, 1 Black Stump Road, Eumundi.

Tickets: From $40 through Sunshine Sounds Festival.

Cali unites

Allstars Calisthenics Academy is a non-profit club with big dreams. Head Coach Tarryn Short and his team created Cali Unite, a national calisthenics competition and convention bringing over 300 artists and their families to Caloundra during the July school holidays, for an epic four-day event. Some of the nation’s most elite calisthenics artists will take to the stages at the Event Center, with tickets open to the general public.

When: Until Saturday July 9.

Where: The Caloundra Events Center and Venue 114 and NightQuarter, Bokarina.

Tickets: Visit Allstars Calisthenics or call Tarryn Short on 0403 144 264 or Sara Dent on 0404 028 943 for more information.

Nambour has a soul

Nambour’s Got Soul’s next concert will feature the talented Emily-Rose and The Wild Things, a five-piece soul band from Sydney. The event returns to the Black Box Theater for another fantastic live music show. This event is a showcase of some of Australia’s best soul-inspired artists and you are encouraged to get started and discover new soul bands.

When: Friday, July 8, 7 p.m.

Where: Black Box Theatre, 80 Howard Street, Nambour.

Tickets: $27.46 through Eventbrite.

Bullhorn and the Steele Syndicate

A formidable nine-piece band with a passion for good times, armed with trumpets, trombones, saxophones, percussion, the mighty sousaphone and the massive presence of Roman MC, Bullhorn sent audiences into a frenzy through halls and festivals across Australia and the Pacific. Combining virtuoso musicianship, crazy arrangements, catchy grooves and driving beats, they are an acoustic force of nature – high energy, live and real. They will be joined by special guests The Steele Syndicate.

When: Friday, July 8, 4 p.m.

Where: NightQuarter, 8 Avenue, Birtinya.

Tickets: $25.50 through Moshtix.

Soup n Soul – Exhibition and Art Market

Presented by Sunshine Coast Art Group, Soup n Soul Market features painting, pottery, sewing, live music and more. There will be hands-on demonstrations during the day, live music to soothe the soul of the super cool Live Junction band, drinks, a coffee van and homemade treats plus raffles, lucky door prize and activities for kids. Meet the artists, savor delicious homemade soups and grab a bargain at the Sunshine Coast Art Group’s annual mid-year exhibition and art market.

When: Saturday July 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Sunshine Coast Art Group, 1 William Parker Place, Buderim.


Paul Tabone: Best of the West End

Australian West End star, straight from Her Majesty’s Theater in London’s glittering West End, and recently starring in both Australian productions of the acclaimed mega-musical The Phantom of the Opera, Queensland tenor Paul Ettore Tabone presents his show The Best of West End in Malény. Join him on a nostalgic musical journey through the most popular musical theater performances the world has ever seen.

When: Saturday July 9, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: Maleny Community Centre, 23 Maple Street, Maleny.

Tickets: $36.50 through TryBooking.

Damien Campbell

Damian Campbell is a prolific handpan player from the Sunshine Coast. With a passion and a love for all things rhythmic, he sings his melodies through the beauty of this enchanting instrument. His new album Metamorphosis is out now and to celebrate, it’s officially kicking off with a live concert at the Bucking Seahorse.

When: Friday, July 8, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: Bucking Seahorse Café, 20 First Avenue, Mooloolaba.

Tickets: $30 through Bucking Seahorse.

Photo: Shutterstock.

Twilight Country Tea Party

You are invited to a Twilight Country High Tea, a local community fundraiser for the Landsborough School of the Arts Memorial Hall. The event includes a fabulous menu of tea delights, a glass of sparkling wine, live music and raffles. Wear your best headgear and bring your favorite cup and saucer to win prizes. All funds raised will be used to air-condition Landsborough Hall.

Where: Landsborough School of Arts & Memorial Hall, 485 Old Landsborough Road, Landsborough.

When: Saturday July 16, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Tickets: $43.29 via Eventbrite.

Great Australian Dunny Race

Teams from across Australia take part in the Great Australian Dunny Race for the chance to win $5,000. This race started with a few tin foils and a few bike wheels and has gone down in the history books as one of the most unique and enduring events on the coast. There will be live music and entertainment all day, craft beer, food trucks and more. You can also upgrade to include Aussie World rides for a full day of fun.

When: Sunday July 10 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Aussie World, 73 Frizzo Road, Palmview.

Hall: Through the Banana Bender Pub.

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