22 November 2021
Weeroona Park will come alive with festival vibes on Saturday 4 December 2021 with an exciting line-up of live music, visual art and workshops for the whole family to enjoy.
Music and arts lovers will be spoilt for choice at the Stanthorpe Music and Arts Festival with a brimming program of music, roving performers, art exhibitions and a chance to participate in hands-on arts and circus workshops.
Foodies will be well catered for with award winning local wines, craft beer and tasty treats from pop up food vendors, as well as a novel Chai tea tent.
Southern Downs Councillor Marco Gliori says the festival will bring Stanthorpe to life and provide a significant boost to the economy, with visitors set to flock to the Granite Belt for the weekend.
“It’s no secret that our creative community is incredibly talented and this festival will showcase their talents to locals and visitors alike,” Councillor Gliori said.
“Council is committed to delivering events like this which are key to bringing the community together to celebrate positivity, creativity and resilience.
“The Stanthorpe Music and Arts Festival will have something for all ages, from young families to late-night revellers.”
Children can get creative at The Open Art space which will host an on-site art competition for all ages, judged at the end of the event with prize money to be won. A cheeky roving circus, puppet show and BUSHkids’ activity stall are all lined-up, with entry to the event and participation in activities FREE for all children 12 years and under!
The exciting live music line-up includes Brisbane-based gypsy-jazz band Cigány Weaver, jazz, soul, funk, latin-groove band Come What May, one-man band Mitch King’s dirty blues set, Australian folk duo Penny & Roger and local pop-folk band Nine Year Sister. There will also be a number of ‘short and sweet’ open mic sets to showcase up and coming talent from across the region.
Cost: Children 12 and under free, 13-17 years $10 and adults $20
Date: 2pm-10pm, Saturday 4 December 2021
Location: Weeroona Park, Stanthorpe
This event is jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland governments under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).