What's on: Sunshine Coast
SUNSHINE COAST JAZZ CLUB
DORIAN Mode will be performing on Sunday, March 18 at the Currimundi Hotel commencing at 2pm. Dorian Mode's theme for the afternoon is a tribute to Frank Sinatra. While Frank Sinatra was not a jazz singer per se, every jazz singer acknowledges Sinatra. A natural entertainer 'Old Brown Eyes' (Dorian Mode) and his swinging band will take you through Frank Sinatra in movies, with lots of laughs along the way. The show is highly entertaining, peppered with fascinating anecdotes about Frank's life and unique vocal approach to song. Dorian Mode is both a multi-award winning musician and writer of laugh-out-aloud books. He has performed at numerous jazz festivals, theatres and concerts. Bookings with Carlyn on 0427789957. Cost: Members $20, Senior $22.50, Non Members $25.
BOYS IN THE BAND
A HISTORICAL journey through 50 years of music from the biggest boy bands of all time, this high energy, all-singing, all-dancing concert includes iconic songs from The Beatles, Jackson 5, The Bee Gees, Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons, Righteous Brothers, Simon & Garfunkel, Queen, Elvis, Take That, Backstreet Boys and Australia's own Cold Chisel, Crowded House and John Farnham. Boys in the Band performs at Event Centre Caloundra on Friday March 9, tickets are available online at www.theeventscentre.com.au. For more information about Boys in the Band visit www.boysintheband.com.au.
OCEAN STREET WORLD FESTIVAL
MAROOCHYDORE will come alive to the sights and sounds of the most colourful nations on earth at the Ocean Street World Festival this Easter Sunday. Performers, artisans and chefs from all over the globe will showcase their talents in a celebration of diversity promising a feast for the senses on April 1. The free event, expected to attract some 50,000 people, will feature a stellar line-up of performers from Bolivia to Budapest and Jamaica to Japan. Now in its 7th year, the festival injects some $2M into the local economy and has grown to become Australia's largest free cultural festival and a premier event in the Queensland calendar. It features home-grown and international acts across four stages as well as spectacular roving performances, live art installations and two designated kids' areas. Around 100 food, art and craft stalls will intermingle with the street's many well-known restaurants, shops and bars. Run by the not-for-profit Maroochydore Revitalisation Association, it is designed to mark the Ocean Street precinct as an artistic and cultural hub for the entire region. The Ocean Street World Festival runs from 10am-9pm on Easter Sunday, April 1. Entry is free.
SCAT TO PLAY AT 'THE JAZZ SESSIONS'
SCAT have that thing that is all too often missing in jazz - they connect with their audience and share the experience of making this great music" - James Morrison. Having shared the stage with big music icons such as James Morrison, The Whitlams, Emma Pask and Grace Knight, this 4 piece band (vocals, keys, drums, double-bass) does for jazz what bubbles do for soda-pop. Original tunes, tasty standards, clever arrangements, brilliant musicianship and serious humour is a package that audiences can't get enough of. Bringing their unique brand of musical humour to the Sunshine Coast for 'The Jazz Sessions', it will be interesting to see what they get up to this time. The Jazz Sessions' will be held on March 24 at The Bison Bar, Nambour from 3.30pm. Bookings are recommended to be assured of a seat. Tickets are on sale now through www.stickytickets.com.au. Enquiries on 0403152397.
YANDINA COUNTRY MUSIC
Country Music Concerts at the Hall of Fame, 24 Steggalls Road, Yandina on the second Saturday (traditional Country) and third Sunday (more upbeat and diverse) of every month 1pm to 5pm. Toe tapping music with a great band, local artists and a guest artist. Walk-ups welcome. Raffle and door prizes, canteen open, free afternoon tea. Entry $8. Concession $6. Enquiries with Shirley on 0408582386 or Noeline 54467545. A not-for-profit organisation with all the proceeds going to the maintenance of the hall.
CALOUNDRA CHORALE AND THEATRE COMPANY
PRESENTING Seasons of Love - Caloundra Chorale in Concert with Kim Kirkman. Featuring some beautiful pieces with that ageless theme- and other works that will stir the soul. The concert will also showcase performances from selected soloists and small ensembles who will be competing at the Eisteddfod. A wonderfully varied programme not to be missed!! Venue: CCTC Theatre, 3 Piringa St, Wurtulla. Dates: Friday, March 23 at 7pm. Saturday, March 24 and Sunday, March 25 at 2pm Adults: $22; Concession: $20; Groups, Members and FOC: $18; Children: $10. Supper/afternoon Tea included. Bookings: Ann on 54372719.
SUNSHINE COAST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
CONCERT Season 2018 Concert no. 1 : Musicalé Carnivalé on March 24 at 3pm Caloundra Uniting Church, Queen Stret, Caloundra. Release your inner child. The Sunshine Coast Symphony Orchestra opens its 2018 concert season with a family concert bringing the traditional and the modern classical experience to the young and the young-at-heart! Featured items will include Saint-Saens' "Carnival of the Animals", "The Teddy Bears' Picnic", music from "Frozen", and "Star Wars". Bring your Teddy (if you still have one!), dress up as your favourite character from the movies, join us for some musical fun. Children - bring a cushion to sit at the front and get up close to the action! Ticket prices: Adults $20. Children (under 16 years of age) $10. (Ticket price includes afternoon tea and a magic show during the interval). Tickets available from: www.sunshinecoastsymphonyorchestra.com (pay through PayPal); The Old Post Office, Buderim; or call 54453703 from February 2018.