Cairns families will be able to celebrate the G20 with a star-studded Tropical Jam Concert on 16 September ahead of the meeting with Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors.
Member for Cairns and Assistant Minister for Tourism Gavin King said the musical feast would be held in Fogarty Park and feature a vibrant line-up Australia’s finest Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists including Christine Anu, Busby Marou and Mau Power who will be joined by Queensland Youth Orchestra, Cairns’ own Black Image and the Sounds of AustraNesian choir with special guest James Morrison.
“Local bands and artists including the Yarrabah Brass Band, Cape York Aboriginal Australian Academy School Band Cairns State High School Band and traditional dance groups from the Cairns region will also perform,” he said.
The free concert, hosted by the Queensland Government in association with Queensland Music Festival, is suitable for people of all ages and does not require bookings.
The concert is part of the G20 Cultural Celebrations, which run from October 24 – November 16 2014 and features hundreds of free community events including live music programs, interactive lighting and projection displays across Brisbane city, pop-up dance performances, street performances, community BBQs and multicultural community events.
Concert Information can be found at http://www.g20cultural.com.au/events/tropical-jam.aspx