Feel the rhythm with free Feb fun

Feel the rhythm with free Feb fun

The annual Summer Concerts in the Park are back for 2019, ready to celebrate good times every Sunday in February from 5.30pm-7pm.

Presented by the City of Nedlands, the concert series is now in its 22nd year with its popular free outdoor gigs and family-friendly atmosphere for the community.

Each week, some of WA’s most popular bands will perform in one of the City’s many scenic parks with a variety of children’s activities and food trucks on hand – or you can bring your own picnic.

It all kicks off on 3 February at Floreat’s Lawler Park with Adam Hall and The Velvet Playboys, renowned as an institution on the Australian vintage music scene for their captivating live performances, slick presentation and raw energy.

The band’s repertoire is rooted in the pizazz of all that jazz and best rhythm and blues music from the ’40s and ’50s, enabling to them to deliver the essence of one of music’s golden ages.

On 10 February, Monty Cotton and The Threads will weave their way into your hearts at Mason Gardens in Dalkeith as they belt out some true pub rock classics, covering rock’n’roll, pop, R&B, country, blues, soul, Celtic and even folk music to please the crowd.

The trio’s shining light is Monty Cotton, as seen on The Voice, with his signature low register, contrasting abilities and uncanny knack for imitating Johnny Cash. 

Get amped at Swanbourne’s Allen Park on 17 February with the smooth beauties who make up Perth’s hottest powerhouse five-piece: the Velvet Amps, Perth’s only full-female cover band.

Fronted by international performers Dixie Johnstone (recently seen on Channel 7’s All Together Now), Carly Jochimsen and Nikki Dagostino – famed around the traps as Little Miss Squeezebox – the band is accompanied by killer backline musicians, ready to deliver a sassy and electrifying performance.

Hi-NRG come to Dot Bennett Park in Nedlands on 24 February, a sizzling six-piece committed to providing awesome tunes so people can bust a move and boogie on down while they have fun and enjoy themselves.

One of Perth’s most sought-after party bands, Hi-NRG is made up of a group of immensely talented musicians and vocalists – including the vibrant and effervescent Fie Cooper – who are able to re-create classic party tracks from the ’60s through to the present day, whether it’s pop, rock, Motown, funk, R&B, reggae or Latin rhythms.

Nedlands Mayor Max Hipkins said Summer Concerts in the Park would offer a truly diverse and eclectic line-up for 2019.

“It’s one of the most popular events on the City of Nedlands calendar and it’s this commitment to providing a wide variety of choice and embracing community spirit that has seen its continued success,” he said. 

“Little wonder Summer Concerts in the Park has been a regular fixture for more than 20 years, offering wonderful free entertainment for everyone right across the spectrum.”

Adam Hall and The Velvet Playboys come to Lawler Park in Floreat on 3 February.

 Monty Cotton and The Threads will weave their way to Mason Gardens in Dalkeith on 10 February.

Get amped at Swanbourne’s Allen Park on 17 February with the full force of the Velvet Amps.

The sizzling six-piece Hi-NRG play at Dot Bennett Park in Nedlands on 24 February.