What's on: Wide Bay
LEGENDS AND THE LOCALS
ONE night only with Troy Cassar-Daley, featuring Gympie locals. In 2019, Troy Cassar-Daley will collaborate and rehearse with talented Queenslanders, putting on an awe-inspiring night of entertainment, showcasing the talents of the locals and celebrating the hits of the Legend! Legend and the Locals is a unique concept bringing Australian music legends together with regional Queensland locals. Troy will be supported by QLD country artist Brad Butcher, winner of the Golden Guitar for Best New Talent in 2018. Legend & the Locals is a Hey There Happiness initiative, presented by Keppel Coast Arts, and is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, The Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal with thanks to the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation, Southern Cross Austereo and Stage & Audio. On August 21 from 8pm at Gympie Civic Centre, 32/34 Mellor Street Gympie. Tickets: Adult - $25; Concession - $18; Child (3-16 yrs); $18; Family of 4 (2 Adults + 2 Children) - $75.
For more, phone 1300 307 800 or go to qtix.com.au/.
2019 FRASER COAST EXPO
THIS is the region's largest and most successful event of its kind. Over 150 local and regional businesses will display the latest home and outdoor products, caravans, camper trailers, boats, 4x4's and more. With a great line up of daily entertainment and massive prizes to win, you will not want to miss this event. Don't miss this unique opportunity to compare products and chat with industry experts. Maryborough Showgrounds and Equestrian Park, Bruce Highway, Maryborough. Friday, August 16 to Sunday, August 18.
Ticket Information: Adults: $12 and Seniors Card: $10. For more go to, fraser coastexpo.com.au/.
KINGAROY BACON FEST
ALL things bacon will be celebrated at the second annual BaconFest in Kingaroy from August 23-25. While the festival celebrates everything porcine, it also supports local producers and raises funds for drought-affected farmers. More than 8000 visitors chomped their way through a variety of bacon products last year and organisers are preparing for even bigger crowds this year.
The festival kicks off with a Wine and Swine cocktail event on the Friday evening, followed the next morning by a cycling and running event, Rasher's Rush. There will be bacon eating competitions, a Miss BaconFest pin-up pageant, a two-day bacon themed food market and cooking demonstrations by celebrity chef, Adrian Richardson the host of television cooking show Secret Meat Business. For more, go to kingaroy baconfest.com.au.
MORNING MUSIC BOX
THE Gympie Regional Council Venue and Events team continues to attract exciting new shows and events to the region in a never-before-seen list of acclaimed music, comedy and theatre performances. Aimed at Seniors, The Morning Music Box series features a diverse mix of performing talent from across Australia. Tickets to all Morning Music Box shows are priced at $15 and include complimentary morning tea and refreshments. Doors open 9.30am and the shows start at 11am.
Tickets to all events can be purchased online, go to qtix.com.au/, phone 1 362 46 or drop into the Gympie Civic Centre Box Office, open from Tuesday-Friday, 9am till 1pm at 32 Mellor Street, Gympie.
LEE KERNAGHAN - BACKROAD NATION TOUR
LEE is kicking off the year in a big way announcing his most extensive tour to date and an epic new album, 'Backroad Nation'.
Lee says his Backroad Nation tour is set to cover a lot of country over the coming year with concert events planned Australia wide. The extensive run includes 45 shows that go on sale today and coincide with the release of the first radio single, 'Wheels'.
The new song from the forthcoming Backroad Nation album features the accompanying music video that was filmed on location in outback Northern Territory. Dates: Thursday, August 22 from 7pm at Brolga Theatre and Convention Centre, Maryborough. Friday, August 23 from 7pm at the Moncrieff Entertainment GCentre, 177 Bourbong St, Bundaberg. Thursday, September 5 from 7pm at the Kingaroy Town Hall, Kingaroy. Go to leekernaghan.com/.