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The National Band of New Zealand ends its maiden Australian tour at The Events Centre as the finest brass and percussion musicians join forces in a concert that showcases the best of the brass band tradition. The music presented covers the gamut of what brass bands do best – from epic classical masterpieces to original pieces and some of the best trumpet repertoire presented by one of the world’s finest trumpet soloists, Philip Cobb.

When: Saturday, September 9, 2.30pm.

Where: The Events Centre, 20 Minchinton Street, Caloundra.

Entry: $40 via The Events Centre.

Make Your Garden Grow

An uplifting concert of songs, Make Your Garden Grow is inspired by being in the garden. The unusual concert event features Inspiration and the Caloundra Community Choirs plus the Hinterland String Orchestra and soloists. The top-tapping show will be directed by Kim Kirkman.

When: Sunday, September 10, 2pm to 3.20pm.

Where: St Andrew’s Anglican Church, 46 Upper Gay Terrace, Kings Beach.

Entry: $20 via TryBooking.

Paul Dempsey

Singer and guitarist Paul Dempsey is the principal songwriter of one of Australia’s most successful and respected bands, Something for Kate. As one of Australia’s most original and successful solo artists, he has released seven platinum and gold albums to date with Something for Kate and two gold solo albums. He has amassed a staggering 13 ARIA nominations, multiple Rolling Stone gongs for best band, best album and best male vocalist, along with countless sold-out tours with everyone from David Bowie to Death Cab for Cutie.

When: Saturday, September 9, 7.30pm.

Where: Eumundi Brewery, 1 Etheridge St, Eumundi.

Entry: $49.90 via Oztix.

The End of Winter

Siren Theatre Co and Critical Stages present Noelle Janaszewska’s masterpiece The End of Winter. Will climate change erase winter, leaving it to exist only in historical accounts? In hot, bushfire-prone Australia, our winters are becoming warmer and shorter. The End of Winter is about loss and resilience.

When: Sunday, September 10, 2pm to 3pm.

Where: 23 Maple Street, Maleny.

Entry: $40 via TryBooking.

Hoofbeats Sanctuary Mega Market

The annual Hoofbeats Sanctuary Mega Market will offer bargains on kids’ novels, colouring and activity books, toys, Lego, stationery, Decjuba clothing and accessories, folk art objects, art supplies and more. Also on sale will be a large range of second-hand horse gear and horse-themed gifts.

When: Sunday, September 10, 10am to 3pm.

Where: 26 Fellowship Drive, Doonan.

Entry: Free.

Glasshouse Country Orchid Society Spring Show

The Glasshouse Country Orchid Society will hold its annual spring show – a spectacular display of orchids, benched show orchids, foliage, floral art and photography. Plants, flower arrangements, morning and afternoon teas and lunches will be available for sale.

When: Friday, September 8, 8.30am to 4.30pm, and Saturday, September 9, 8.30am to 2.30pm.

Where: Beerwah Community Hall, Peachester.

Entry: Adults $5, children free.

Tinbeerwah Art Show

Members of the Tinbeerwah Art Group have donned their ‘ berets and are busy preparing for their annual art show, which is in support of Katie Rose Cottage Hospice, Doonan. The official opening will be performed by guest speaker Lorraine Kypiotis, who is head of undergraduate studies at the National Art School, Sydney. Meet the artists and enjoy some light refreshments.

When: Friday, September 15, 11.30am to 5pm (gala opening 5.30pm); Saturday, September 16, 9am to 4pm; and Sunday, September 17, 9.30am to 3pm.

Where: Tinbeerwah Hall, corner of Sunrise and Noosa-Cooroy roads, Tinbeerwah.

Entry: Gold coin door entry.

KickAss Music and Camping Festival 

Returning for its second year, KickAss Music and Camping Festival has a stellar line-up of Aussie rock icons set to bring high energy to Kenilworth. Just 30 minutes from the beaches of Noosa and known for its stunning rolling hills dissected by the beautiful Mary River, Kenilworth is the ideal place to enjoy great music and the great outdoors – with or without a caravan in tow.

When: Friday, September 8, and Saturday, September 9, 12.30pm to 11.45pm.

Where: Kenilworth Showgrounds.

Entry: One-day tickets (adults $134.40, youths $103.80) and two-day tickets (adults $165, youths $79.30) via Oztix.

Nathan Cavaleri 

Celebrating his new single Broken Lines and latest album Miracles, Nathan Cavaleri will take to the stage at The Imperial Hotel Eumundi. Cavaleri’s new album is an authentic and adventurous exploration in and beyond the blues and alternative rock realms. It dives headfirst into fresh elements of alternative rock, psych blues, surf rock melodics, funk and swagger, alongside Cavaleri’s effortlessly smooth vocals and knock-your-socks-off guitar work. It’s an irresistible collection of songs to soundtrack life, love and everything in between.

When: Saturday, September 16, 7.30pm to 10pm.

Where: Eumundi Brewery, 1 Etheridge Street, Eumundi.

Entry: $30 via Imperial Hotel Eumundi.

Weekend gig guide

Friday, September 8

  • Carl Wockner, Solbar, 7pm
  • Soweto Gospel Choir, The Events Centre, Caloundra, 7.30pm
  • AQAA, Maroochy RSL, 5.30pm
  • Ricky The Rockstar, Caloundra RSL, 5.30pm
  • Michelle Brown, Cooroy RSL, 6pm
  • DJ Indie Andy, Beerwah Hotel, 8.30pm
  • DJ Mr Sparkle, Palmwoods Hotel, 8.30pm
  • Chris Ramsay, Maroochy Surf Club, 7.30pm

Saturday, September 9

  • Pacific Chamber Players Trios, Caloundra Uniting Church, 2.30pm
  • KlusterfunK, Maroochy RSL, 5.30pm
  • Treva Scobie, Caloundra RSL, 5.30pm
  • No Right Turn, Beerwah Hotel, 8.30pm
  • 7 Day Weekendz, Palmwoods Hotel, 8.30pm
  • Bucker Bros, Maroochy Surf Club, 7.30pm

Sunday, September 10

  • The Grogans, Solbar, 6pm
  • Secret Garden, Maroochy Regional Bushland, Botanic Garden, Tanawha, 2pm
  • Floorburners, Maroochy RSL, 6pm
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