Summer is set to sizzle across the City of Nedlands as the annual 'Summer Concerts in the Park' series celebrates its 21st anniversary in 2018.
This long-standing annual outdoor concert series will be held every Sunday in February from 5.30pm to 7pm. Get into the groove with some swingin' soulful sounds at a FREE gig in one of the City's many picturesque parks.
Gather with friends and family, bring along a picnic basket or enjoy the sausage sizzle, pizza and ice-cream at each event. There will also be loads of FREE fun activities for children, including a bouncy castle and face painting.
With a top Perth band every week, it's an ideal way to round off a balmy summer weekend. Everyone is welcome to attend!
Sunday 4 February – Lawler Park, Draper Street, Floreat, 5.30 pm to 7.00 pm
Suave and sophisticated with a sassy edge, Little Belle is made up of six highly sought-after Perth musicians. The dynamic band are determined to entertain with their uniquely versatile blend of musical styles from all genres, matched with a vivacious and classy attitude.
Little Belle's inimitable musical style has seen them perform at numerous corporate events including the Lexus Ball for Telethon, Polo in the City and Melbourne Cup at Ascot Racecourse. Their range covers everything from acoustic to rock and the stylings of Aretha Franklin, The B-52s, ABBA to Bruno Mars, Cold Chisel, Fleetwood Mac, Maroon 5, Michael Jackson, Missy Higgins and Pink.
Sunday 11 February – Mason Gardens, Melvista Ave, Dalkeith, 5.30 pm to 7.00 pm
Adam Hall and The Velvet Playboys know it don't mean a thing if it ain't got swing – that's why they're renowned for captivating live performances.
An accomplished trumpeter, vocalist and composer, Adam also plays the trombone, alto sax, piano, euphonium, mellophonium and, on occasion, bass and drums. He has worked with numerous talents including James Morrison, Don Burrows, Frank Foster (former leader of the Count Basie Orchestra for 45 years), Shirley Horn's band, Vanessa Amorosi and Grace Knight.
The band's repertoire is rooted in the pizazz of all that jazz and best rhythm and blues music from the '40s and '50s. Their inspiration comes from artists such as Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, Louis Prima, Sammy Davis Jr, Harry Connick Jr, Jackie Wilson, Chuck Berry and The Blues Brothers, enabling to them to deliver the essence of one of music's golden ages.
Sunday 18 February – Allen Park, Kirkwood Ave, Swanbourne, 5.30 pm to 7.00 pm
Whether you're aching for the '80s or love the latest and greatest from the Top 40, Slim Jim and the PHATTS are a seven-piece band that have earned a reputation for knowing how to deliver the best party classics.
Fronted by the incomparable Slim Jim, the band has been on the Perth music scene in various incarnations for more than 20 years with a repertoire covering AC/DC, Katy Perry, Pink, Oasis, Hoodoo Gurus, Roxette, Whitney Houston, Cold Chisel, Guns'n'Roses, Van Halen, Blondie, The Black Eyed Peas, Joe Cocker, Stevie Wonder, Tina Turner, Michael Jackson, Madness and many more.
Slim Jim and the PHATTS always deliver a performance with the dial up to 10, ensuring you'll bust a move to all your favourite songs.
Sunday 25 February – Dot Bennett Park, Smyth Rd, Nedlands, 5.30 pm to 7.00 pm
Put your groovy boots on and get ready to boogie on down to plenty of funky stuff – Flash Nat and the Action Men know how to party with plenty of '80s soul, disco funk, rock'n'roll and popular hits.
Songstress Natalia has a voice that has been compared to the world's top divas and is backed by a band with years of experience across the Perth music scene, ready to electrify the stage.
Highly energetic and vibrant, the band has a diverse playlist with songs taking in everyone from Amy Winehouse, Pink, Daft Punk, Justin Timberlake and Stevie Wonder through to Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, Florence and the Machine and The Jackson 5, to name but a few.