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The increasingly popular annual event of Wittunga Under the Stars musical event is being organised by the Lions Club of Blackwood Inc. Once, again it will be held in the Wittunga Botanical Gardens, Shepherds Hill Road, Eden Hills on 1st March, 2013.
Wittunga Botanic Gardens lawn area
Wittunga Botanical Gardens make ideal picnic & concert space.
This community event of musical performances under the stars in a picnic environment has been held annually since 2003. Last year, over one thousand people enjoyed this community event, which raised funds for the The Blackwood After Hours Clinic.
In 2012 the New Orleans Ramblers brought their music to the people.
Bearded Gypsy Band: They describe their music as "an infusion of Gypsy, Jazz, Blues and Folk music.Their gypsy-inspired music and performances has received rave reviews nationally. Selected as one of Rip It Up's Hot six bands for 2012. During the past year they performed at festivals including WOMADelaide National Folk Festival, Melbourne's Harvest festival, Illawarra Folk Festival and many more.
The Bearded Gypsy Band - live recording. beardedgypsyband.net
Zen Knights: Renowned Adelaide Muso's put together especially for this event playing their own brand of roaring 1920's jazz. They play regularly at local gigs at the Southern Jazz Club and the House of Zen Restaurant at Belair.
The Studio Flamenco Dancers are a dynamic company of flamenco dancers and musicians who perform an electrifying revelry of the passion, excitement and virtuosity of flamenco. They recently performed at the Guitar Festival.
BecJM with Shoo Shoo Mamma's and Ellington Heirs:
Bec is rated amongst Adelaide's leading jazz vocalists with "a serious jazz voice." Back again by public demand with a band of fantastic musicians. Bec will also be accompanied by the Shoo Shoo Mammas to perform a collection of Andrew Sisters' songs. Over the last three years the group performed to sold out concerts and received rave reviews.
BecJm "has the feel of 'Freda Payne.'"
What makes Wittunga Under the Stars a unique concert experience is the relaxed family environment where you are able to make yourself comfortable on a rug, cushion or fold-away chair, with your picnic basket and a limited BYO has been obtained for the evening.
Food will also be available from the Lions BBQ with salad, as well as drinks, ice cream, coffee from the Coffee King, French style pancakes by Zavier and scrumptious desserts from the St. John's Jazz Group stall.
Free face painting for the children.
Ample car parking is available at the adjacent Blackwood Primary School.
Ticklets:are available on the night at the gate. However, booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.
Tickets are available from Iain Evans MP office at 7 Young Street, Blackwood, and Blackwood Pharmacy at 248 Main Road in the Foodland Shopping Centre, or by phoning 8278 2655
or 8278 7322.