Summer Tunes in the park around the Toowoomba Region.
Summer Tunes in the park around the Toowoomba Region.

Enjoy a season of free summer tunes

TOOWOOMBA Regional Council's Summer Tunes program provides free, live music at some of the area's top parks.

The concerts feature local musicians from a variety of music genres and can be enjoyed on weekends throughout January and February.

Toowoomba Summer Tunes is on every Sunday from January 8 to February 26 at the locations below. Don't miss these free events.

Picnic Point, Toowoomba.
Picnic Point, Toowoomba. Timothy Swinson

PICNIC POINT:

Located in the band stand area from noon to 3pm, with the theme big bands.

January 22: 2 Timing - Songs from the 1950s to current popular hits, including rock 'n' roll, pop, country, swing and European. Two dance floors will be provided for the public to dance away the afternoon.

January 29: Slow Train Coming - Playing rock, pop, blues, jazz, soul and Memphis.

February 5: Toowoomba Municipal Band - Music of all styles.

February 12: The Screaming Choko's - Everything from old classics to modern hits.

February 19: Jim Miller Big Band - Big band music.

February 26: Killin Time - Popular songs from 25 years of appearances at the Gympie Music Muster.

Queens Park Toowoomba.
Queens Park Toowoomba.

QUEENS PARK:

Located in the children's play area from 10am to noon, with the theme children's capers.

Free face painting will be offered every Sunday by Sparkles Face Painting.

January 22: Jeddy - Jazz, blues, classical and contemporary Australian compositions.

January 29: Julie Witney - Playing a range of well-known songs and tunes from the '60s until today.

February 5: The Darlington String - Fine music for all occasions.

February 12: Topp Gear - '50s rock 'n' roll and country tunes.

February 19: High Altitude Harmony - Lullabies, gospel and rock from groups such as the Beatles, Beach Boys, The Drifters and Queen.

February 26: Toowoomba Vocal Ensemble - A variety of music.

Women In Harmony - A multicultural choir, dedicated to promoting harmony, understanding, acceptance and friendship through singing.

Laurel bank Park Toowoomba
Laurel bank Park Toowoomba

LAUREL BANK PARK

Located in the shade shelter area from noon to 3pm, with the theme picnic pleasures.

January 22: Timeless - Timeless, soothing and relaxing.

January 29: Blue Room Blues.

February 5: Around the Corner - Enjoy up-tempo, foot-tapping Irish folk songs.

February 12: Flashback - Songs spanning from Elvis to Johnny Cash, Credence to the Beatles, plus a sprinkling of country greats.

February 19: Paul Edwards Quartet - A broad range, from jazz through to blues, cabaret and fusion.

February 26: The Hitzke Duo - Jazz favourites.

Newtown Park, Toowoomba.
Newtown Park, Toowoomba.

NEWTOWN PARK:

Located at the state rose garden area from noon to 3pm, with the theme music in the roses.

January 22: Broxburn Music Club of Pittsworth - Variety of music ranging from bush ballads, country and alternative styles.

January 29: Harry & Speed - All country favourites from '50s to '90s, along with requests.

February 5: Undercover - Playing the hits from the '60s through to the '90s.

February 12: Jungle Detour - A vibrant mix of classical hits and modern music, spiced with some of their original songs.

February 19: Broxburn Music Club of Pittsworth - Variety of music ranging from bush ballads, country and alternative styles.

February 26: Yakety Saxes - Playing pop tunes along with big band, swing and Dixieland jazz standards.

OAKEY:

Located at Arthur Shooter Park, Stanley Street from 10.30am to 1pm with the

January 29: The band is Tux. Greg Bird Entertainment and Promotions, has brought together some of Toowoomba's finest musicians, Alison Bryant- piano, Camilo Lanzafami - bass, Mark Nuss - drums, Al Skerman - trumpet, Mal Gaydon - trombone, Paul Hendon - sax, and Greg Bird - vocalist. Swing jazz to popular rock.

Centenary Park, Crows Nest.
Centenary Park, Crows Nest.

CROW NEST:

Located at Centenary Park from noon to 3pm.

February 5: The band is Slow Train Coming. Established last century, the band has performed over four hundred live shows at venues across southern Queensland. Its influences include rock, pop, blues, jazz, soul and Memphis. Two electric guitars, bass, drums and saxophone are complimented by two male lead singers and three back-up vocalists.

MILLERRAN:

Located at Anzac Park from 10am to 1.30pm.

February 12: Together as the band 2 Timing, Cathy and Walter offer a massive repertoire of songs from the 1950s to current popular hits including rock n roll, pop, country, swing and European.

PITTSWORTH:

Located at Pittsworth Historical Village and Folk Museum from noon to 3pm.

February 19: Black Velvet Quartet offers up toe tapping, warm and fuzzy jazz to keep the sun shining and the mood light and happy. African born Deeny Kohler-Caporale showcases a mix of Latin and traditional jazz numbers accompanied by Carmelo Lanzafame on double bass, Graham Muller on keyboard and Neville Jess on drums.

GOOMBUNGEE:

Located at Mocatta Street by the war memorial from noon to 3pm.

February 26: Band Jazzy Chatz offers a mix of jazz, swing and contemporary rock with a big band.


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