Eight musicians from the Bundaberg Region will band together for a day of good music and fund-raising efforts for the upcoming inaugural event, An Evening by the Sea.
The festival-style event is the brainchild of Bundy Gig Guide's Steve Price, who said he wanted to find a way to give back to the community and to celebrate his Facebook page reaching 4000 likes.
“This is all about saying a big thank you from the team at Bundy Gig Guide for reaching 4000 likes as well as fundraising for Give Me Five For Kids,” he said.
Steve said he created the Bundy Gig Guide Facebook page just over a year ago after moving from Melbourne and wanting to get to know the local Bundaberg music scene.
Every week Steve and his team promote local gigs happening around the area and also write weekly columns for Bundaberg Now to promote local musicians.
“For our population, it is absolutely phenomenal to have so much live music happening every week,” he said.
“Our local venues are always choc-a-bloc with great entertainment for the community to enjoy.”
An Evening By The Sea brings musicians together
To start 2020 off with a bang, Steve said he wanted to bring Bundy musicians together for one evening of great entertainment.
“An Evening By The Sea will be held at Club Bargara with completely free entry,” he said.
“When I first started organising this event, I went around to a couple of the local musos to see if they would be interested in playing.
“We have ended up with eight fantastic musicians who are all volunteering their time for this.”
Steve said while locals will have the chance to enjoy listening to their favourite musos belting out some classics, there will also be a fun point-of-difference added to the event.
“Before their set ends, each muso will do a duet with the next performer which will definitely make for a whole lot of fun on stage,” he said.
“This hasn't been done before and I'm looking forward to what our entertainers come up with on the day.”
Steve said the opportunity to turn the event into a fundraiser for Give Me 5 For Kids was something close to his heart.
“My son was born four months premature and the support we received from the hospitals during this time really blew us away,” he said.
“This is an opportunity to give back and to provide assistance to those who helped us.”
Steve said An Evening By The Sea would be held at Club Bargara, 120 Miller Street, on Saturday, 1 February.
“There will not only be fantastic entertainment, but also $1000 worth of raffle prizes, face painting for the kids and more,” he said.
“While entry is free, if you would like a seating area we recommend to book now to make sure you secure a spot.”
For more information or to book for An Evening by the Sea contact Club Bargara on 4159 2221.