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Update March 24th 2018
The concert has been cancelled due to high winds.
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Come to Concert at the Cove at Hallett Cove (Image Supplied)
Concert at the Cove celebrates the completion of the upgrade of Grand Central Reserve at Hallett Cove, bringing a new amphitheatre seating 5,000 people, public art, improved paths and landscaped areas. The upgrade cost Marion Council more than $1 million and included enhancement of the significant area of remnant native coastal grassland and wildflowers.
Everyone is welcome to join in the fun things to do at this family-friendly free event organised by the City of Marion, and if you can't make it for some reason you can catch it broadcast live by Coast FM 88.7.
Everyone is encouraged to dance, sing and unleash their inner rock star at Marion's first community music festival. Concert at the Cove will showcase the best of classic rock and pop with four hours of live music, come and try dance, competitions and open mic sessions.
On the main stage Party band, Escapades, will headline the show with a mix of pop, funk and soul. The Decibells will get the party started with a string of 50s and 60s rock 'n' roll hits. Breezin will then hit the stage with a performance of rock classics. City of Marion Young Citizen of the Year and star of Channel 9's the Voice, Renee Pounsett, will then perform rock standards.
Free Entertainment and Free Things to Do Thanks to City of Marion (Image Supplied)
There's free entertainment for kids and workshops on offer too in The Pavilion:
Musical puppets the Amazing Drumming Monkeys will hold two free shows
Adelaide Rock 'n' Roll Club will host a come and try dance session
Noises for Kids will use musical instruments in storytelling
Kids can learn to groove like a pop star with Dancers by Donna
Arts and crafts for kids include making a musical shaker from recycled materials, designing an album cover and decorating a microphone
Renee Pounsett will run open mic sessions for all ages
Of course with a huge crowd of hungry people flocking to the Concert at the Cove, food and drink catering is critical. Don't worry because the best food festival in town is coming to Grand Central Reserve at Hallett Cove. Fork on the Road is bringing their fabulous fleet of food trucks for your culinary enjoyment, and they will have enough variety to delight anyone's palate.
Twenty Fork on the Road food trucks will offer cuisine from around the world, including India, Morocco, Greece, Spain, Italy, and Argentina. Or if you prefer, bring a picnic and relax on the grass.
There's Fun for Kids at this Free Concert at Hallett Cove (Image Supplied)
Other fun things to do at Concert at the Cove include
Come and try session with Renee Pounsett will help people improve their singing, and try ukulele sessions
Come and try brass band instruments sessions with Marion City Band
A piano will be provided for people to tinkle the ivories
Try your luck in the Rock Star Parade with five prizes up for grabs
Play your air guitar - a $100 JB Hi-Fi voucher will be awarded for the person who can impress the judges with the best solos and moves
Buy, sell, swap records and musical instruments at a stall run by the Lions Club of Hallett Cove
As this is a family event no alcohol is permitted, and dogs must be on a leash at all times.
Limited parking will be available on Grand Central Avenue and Dutchman Drive. Vehicles with disability access stickers will be able to access parking spaces along Heron Way Reserve right of the round-a-bout. Street parking is available at the Hallett Cove Beach train stations either accessed via Cherub Street or Gretel Crescent. The City of Marion will also run a free shuttle service from the corner of Cove Road and Gretel Crescent from 12 midday to 7pm.
If you are looking for a sit down meal, there is a great little café at the northern end of Heron Way called The Boatshed. Or if you find you have sampled too many exotic foods, and need some exercise, you can enter The Marion Coastal Trail from the carpark next to The Boatshed and walk up to the headland, or even further afield, for stunning coastal views.