Local musicians take centre stage

Media Release 18 February 2021

The City of South Perth is inviting friends, families and neighbours to enjoy live music at their local park with Saturday evening concerts in Como, Manning and Karawara. Sounds in the Park will shine a light on Western Australian artists, offering a platform to showcase local talent while bringing free entertainment to the community. 

Sounds in the Park will kick off on Saturday 27 February at Comer Reserve in Como, followed by  Challenger Reserve in Manning on Saturday 27 March and George Burnett Park in Karawara on Saturday 17 April.
With musicians among the first and hardest hit by COVID-19 restrictions, the City has made it a priority to provide opportunities for artists at local events.  Adam Hall and the Velvet Playboys will take to the stage on 27 February with a toe tapping performance of classic rhythm and blues hits. 

To ensure everyone can enjoy Sounds in the Park, each show will be translated by Auslan interpreters. Ample ACROD parking will be available, as well as track matting to allow access for people using a wheelchair or pram. The City will run a free shuttle bus service to the concerts from the Civic Centre and John McGrath Pavilion carpark.  

Free children’s entertainment will be on offer for families of all ages to enjoy throughout the evening. 

Mayor Greg Milner said the City was pleased to be able to deliver family-friendly community events in a COVID-appropriate environment.

“Sounds in the Park gives our community the opportunity to enjoy live music close to home.

“I encourage families and friends to pack a picnic rug and walk down to their local park to enjoy a free live performance and friendly community atmosphere. There will be food trucks at the park providing delicious meals to enjoy, or feel free to bring your own picnic to share under the stars.”

The City follows State Government advice in relation to COVID-19. Event attendees will be required to sign in using the Safe WA app or contact register.

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