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Milbi Lunchtime Live and Showcase Concert

Milbi Lunchtime Live and Showcase Concert
During the Milbi Festival, local performers will provide an hour of live music at lunchtime that culminates in a showcase concert.

In the Bundaberg CBD during the Milbi Festival local performers will provide the soundtrack for the community’s lunchtime with an hour of live music, culminating in a showcase concert.

The CBD pavilion will come alive from noon daily featuring talented local musicians, Meleane Havea, Marah Leigh, The Purple Hills Duo and Keely Ellen.

After the final Lunchtime Live performance, the collection of artists will deliver a free Milbi Festival showcase concert at the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre.

Council’s Arts, Culture and Events portfolio spokesperson Cr John Learmonth said the community would have the opportunity to enjoy outstanding live music in the CBD before the combined concert.

“The Lunchtime Live artists will then delight audiences for a night of homegrown entertainment in the comfort of the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre,” Cr Learmonth said.

“What better way to start the weekend then to be immersed in a great mix of performances showcasing covers and original songs.”

Lunchtime Live playing schedule:

Lunchtime Live will take place in the CBD pavilion daily from 12 to 1 pm.

Keely Ellen Monday 30 October

Keely Ellen has captured the attention of many audiences and received recognition along the way.

She received first place at the Ekka in 2022 and she went on to receive a Troy Cassar-Daley Scholarship.

Keely has become a junior Academy graduate and she was honoured to be announced as part of the official line at this year's Gympie Music Muster 2023 performing alongside some of the biggest artists in the music industry.

The Purple Hills Duo Tuesday 31 October and Thursday 2 November

Based in Innes Park The Purple Hills are a gritty yet slick two-piece act featuring Bevan Spiers on vocals, electric, slide and acoustic guitars, and Aiden Marcon on drums.

The concepts and song writing of Bevan Spiers, passionately performed with Soulful, Blues and Rock influenced emotion and conviction.

Marah Leigh Wednesday 1 November

Bundaberg-born-and-bred singer, songwriter and guitarist Marah Leigh has an emotive, powerhouse voice, which is a beautiful balance of soul and indie pop.

As a cover artist for live events, Marah covers songs from the 70s, 80s, 90s and 2000s with her guitar tantalising earbuds with her own unique twist on each song.

Meleane Havea Friday 3 November

Meleane Havea is a 20-year-old Tongan and South African musician from Bundaberg.

Audiences can expect to be wowed by her music, which ranges from modern jazz, RnB, indie and soul tunes.

Meleane pulls inspiration from her cultural background which shines through and is brought to life through her music.

More information about Lunchtime Live can be found here.

Milbi Showcase Concert:

Friday 3 November 7 pm to 8.30 pm
Moncrieff Entertainment Centre – 177 Bourbong Street Bundaberg
Free concert featuring Mibli Lunchtime Live performers, bookings are required.

More information about the Milbi Showcase Concert can be found here.

The full Milbi Festival program can be found here.

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