A gig on the grass

Organisers Jenny Bayliss and Brian Harlow standing on the stage where Kooweerup''s annual Music on the Grass will take place. 187025_04

By Kyra Gillespie

The team over at the Kooweerup Regional Health Service is tuning up for their annual community event ‘Music on the Grass’ – a mini music festival for the south east.

Taking place on Sunday 18 November, the day promises four hours of live music by local artists and school students, with a market and fun family fair.

Now in its eighth year running, the day is all made possible by a dedicated, community-minded team fronted by Volunteer Coordinator Jenny Bayliss.

“It’s a day where people can come out and enjoy a community event, whether it’s with friends or with the kids, that’s not going to cost an arm and a leg,” Ms Bayliss said.

“We know there are more people looking for things to do with their family, and outings can really add up.

“This free event is suitable for all ages, and a really great way for upcoming artists to build their confidence in performing to crowds.”

The line-up includes performances by the Cardinia Men’s Shed Choir, singer and guitarist David Crowley and the highly anticipated Chasing Ray with Casey Hogan

The event is made possible by funding from Cardinia Shire Council and the Kooweerup Men’s Shed, who will be running a barbeque on the day.

“We’ve got acts from across the region of all ages and all genres,” Youth Development Worker Brian Harlow said.

“Any money raised on the day will go back into the Regional Health Service – whether it be towards the community garden, the residents here or the Men’s Shed.”

The event has evolved from an Art Show through to a music-focused event.

‘Music on the Grass’ will take place on Sunday 18 November from 11am to 3pm at the Kooweerup Community Garden, 215 Rossiter Road, Kooweerup.


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