When:Saturday 28 November
Strut, Skank and Boogie is going ahead – rain, hail, or shine! Looking forward to seeing you all this afternoon from 5pm.
Please note, gigs are being moved indoors.
Due to COVID restrictions, guests with purchased tickets will have priority entry into the theatre.
VIP’s can chill in the Hunting Lodge and will be looked after!
Join us this Saturday, from 5pm, for our ‘almost’ end-of-the-year party, Strut, Skank and Boogie. Grab your tickets now and help us wiggle away 2020 with an evening of live music by Lake Tuggeranong.
Kicking-off at 5pm, with funky, rockin’ blues music by the Johnny Reynolds Band. Zambezi Sounds continue the evening of live music with their irresistible rhythms and vibrant mix of African and Reggae music.
Lerida Estate Wines, beers by Capital Brewing and some light catering will be available for purchase throughout the evening.
A selection of solo performers will entertain you during intermission.
When: 5pm, Saturday 28 November
Where: Arts Centre lawns near Lake Tuggeranong
Tickets: $10 per person
Bookings essential: https://www.trybooking.com/BMLUP
6.30pm – Zambezi Sounds
Zambezi Sounds is a Canberra based five-piece band that plays a variety of traditional and contemporary African music and Reggae. The band was formed in 2013 and is fronted by musician Ben Mutandadzi (vocals, bass, Mbira and djembe). Other members include Tom Sheringham (guitar), Tatenda Maphosa (percussion), Bonnie McConnell (keyboard and Mbira) and Jack Phemist (drum kit).
In its short time since conception, the Band has played at a few music festivals including three National Multicultural festivals, winning the ACT Afrocentric Entertainer of the year in 2016. The band has also played at the Cobargo Folk Festival, Major’s Creek Festival, The Gundaroo Music Festival and The Festival of the Dead at the Ainslie Arts Centre.
Apart from festivals, the Band has played at several Canberra venues including Smith’s Alternative, The Phoenix Bar, The Old Canberra Inn, The Polish White Eagle Club, The Southern Cross Club at Woden and the ANU. The Band has also played in Sydney including the Django Bar in Marrickville and The Parramatta Hotel in Parramatta.
5.00pm – Johnny Reynolds Band
Now a regular feature of Canberra’s live music scene, the Johnny Reynolds Band perform sophisticated songs with moody lyrics, tasteful guitar solos and driving pulse.
Delivering funky rockin’ blues favourites and original songs, Dublin born songwriter and bandleader, Johnny Reynolds says his music draws inspiration from the blues and soft rock genres, quoting iconic Irish players Rory Gallagher, Gary Moore and English born Jeff Beck as some of his key influences.
Reynolds has toured and supported the likes of Deep Purple, The Kinks and BB King. His funky, soulful band includes: Paul Callan (bass) Bernie Keenan (drums/percussion) and Bob Micallef (keyboards and vocals).
Local drag queen, Areola Grande will also take to the outdoor stage with some fierce and sexy moves and an official demonstration of strutting, skanking, and boogieing!