Presented by QMF & Murweh Shire Council
Third Stop: Put on Your Dancing Shoes
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Get ready for a swingin’ good time at The Big Base Party for music that will have you ‘cutting a rug’ all night long to tunes inspired from the WWII era. If the sound of big band swing, jazz and blues isn’t already buzzing in your ears, it soon will be.
Held at Charleville’s WWII Secret Base airplane hangar, the outdoor concert under the stars will transport you back in time. Opening with a spot of vintage glam, inspired by the 1940s girl groups reminiscent of the Andrew’s Sisters and the Sapphires, let the The Pacific Belles’ big band melodies take you back to dance hall hey-days!
Then headliners, C.W. Stoneking and His Primitive Horn Orchestra, step up the mood further, bringing their melting pot of all your favourite vintage music genres including pre-war blues to New Orleans jazz, jug band music to calypso.
To get in the mood, come along to a dance workshop with Swing On In at Charleville Town Hall before the show and learn some simple moves so you can hit the dance floor with the team from Everybody NOW! and local dancing legends. Join them for a hotsy totsy dance mash up, inspired by tunes of the Jazz Age with a contemporary remix of classic pop tracks that everyone loves to dance to! No dancing experience needed – this is a participatory experience for all ages and abilities warming up the floor for a great night of entertainment ahead. Check it out here.
The Big Base Party runs over two days, so you can choose to attend either day - or both! The program will be the same both days so you won't miss a thing.
While visiting Charleville, have a gander at the museum and discover the town’s rich history, before hitting the road to Tambo for our final stop on the Trail.
On the Road with the Barleyshakes Duo
The Barleyshakes Duo will continue their jaunt on the Outback Trail with another session of On the Road in Charleville. Our troubadour duo welcome music novices and virtuosos alike to kick-back for a musical pitstop after a long road travelled.
Image courtesy of WII Secret Base Museum.
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