WHAT'S ON // 25 Nov - 8 Dec
27 Nov: A Night of Music & Conversation at Solbar
Hosted by journalist and radio announcer, Matt Collins, the intimate night event will feature the stories and songs from 8 Ball Aitken, Taylor Moss and Aspy Jones.
27 Nov: The Degustation Journey at Caloundra Regional Gallery
Be taken on a culinary journey via a multi-sensory experience in an immersive live-art performance. Developed by Elizabeth Willing in collaboration with leading local chef, Chris Hagan from The Long Apron, Willing's art tests the viewers' stamina through a 'taste with your eyes, see with your mouth' approach.
27 Nov: The Australian Dream film screening
The Australian Dream is a theatrical feature documentary that uses the remarkable and inspirational story of AFL legend Adam Goodes as the prism through which to tell a deeper and more powerful story about race, identity and belonging. Written and narrated by Stan Grant, it takes us from Goodes’ early days to his treatment later in his career and explores the institutionalisation of racism in the country. Goodes, a passionate advocate for Indigenous causes, was treated abysmally by the media and sporting crowds later in his career when he began calling out behaviour that he no longer wished to tolerate.
28 Nov: Liquid Lyrics Poetry Slam
Liquid Lyrics brings together poets, story tellers, freestyle rappers and singers; this month's theme is "culture."
28 - 30 Nov: Yonder Festival
There are few times and places in life where the truly unimaginable takes place; but in these precious few instances is where Yonder exists. From the team behind the Brisbane Street Art Festival and the co-founder of Jungle Love Festival, comes a new and inclusive arts and music event to be held over three days in the idyllic Mary Valley region of the Sunshine Coast. With a passionate approach to providing the most immersive summer camping festival experience, Yonder will curate a broad spectrum of emerging and established artists across a variety of mediums and genres. Alongside an extensive music program across four stages, the festival maintains an equal focus on visual art, theatre, dance, roving performances, workshops and talks scattered throughout the immersive site.
29 Nov: Wanderers at Solbar
Genre-defying Wanderers are bringing their first release of 2019 on tour. With a trademark symphony of moods - the shredding of guitar riffs, dreamy harmonies, funky bass and a general feeling of nostalgia Wanderers are mainstays in the national touring circuit and are kicking off their single tour with a show in their hometown before heading off overseas. After selling out every hometown show they did in 2018, we wouldn't recommend sleeping on tickets to see these guys bring their rock tinged soulful jams.
29 Niov: Twilight Markets Caloundra
This family friendly market takes place on the waterfront at Bulcock Beach. The best place to be to enjoy live music, delicious food, unique arts and crafts, and much more. Come and enjoy a great night out on the last Friday of each month at the Twilight Markets in the heart of Caloundra.
30 Nov: Ed Kuepper at The Imperial Hotel Eumundi
Music lovers are in for a very special night when the legendary Ed Kuepper returns to The Brewery at The Imperial Hotel Eumundi. This will be a seated show with limited tickets available, so get in quick for what is sure to be a memorable event.
30 Nov: Guru Life Garden Party
This one is going to be a stomper!! Join the good people at Guru Life for their last garden party of 2019, with music from Mood Swing, Chevy Bass, WBBL (UK), Benny Bling and Jesswah & Friends!
30 Nov: A Night at the Proms at Venue 114
Join the Sunshine Coast Symphony Orchestra once again for an evening of spectacular and exciting music. Mezzo Soprano, Sarah Sullivan, will perform the celebrated Habanera by Bizet and the beautiful Mon Cœur S'ouvre à Ta Voix (Softly Awakes My Heart) from Samson and Delilah by Saint-Saëns. The programme – based on the famous British Proms concerts at the Albert Hall in London but with an Australian flavour – will also include works by Verdi, Shostakovich, Strauss, Parry, & Henry Wood.
30 Nov: Kurilpa Reach W/ Dosed & Dorah Jacson
Kurilpa Reach are bringing their Reggae/Rock magic to Solbar, fresh off the back of their Mystery Girl tour featuring appearances at OffBeat Eumundi, Peregian Originals, Scarborough Originals & with an upcoming week at Woodford Folk Festival, Kurilpa Reach are fast becoming a Sunny Coast institution.
1 Dec: Spacey Jane at Solbar
Just after finishing an entirely sold-out lap of Australia, WA's indie-rock darlings Spacey Jane are embarking on another huge tour without a moments' hesitation. In support of their newest single Head Cold, they'll be playing some of their biggest headline shows EVER in Australia, w/ special guests SASAMI (US) and VACATIONS
6 Dec: Nights on Ocean
Nights on Ocean returns to Ocean Street. bringing with it a smorgasbord of international street food vendors, handcrafted goods and live music.
7 Dec: Kids Art Attack
Come along and discover an exciting new art technique. Bring along the family, get creative and have some amazing fun. Facilitated by Sylvia Salisbury, Art Attack offers fun skill development activities for locals and visitors.
7 Dec: Saturday Arvo Songwriter Sessions
Head down to Solbar for their Saturday arvo showcase of some of their favourite up ‘n’ coming musos. Folk, indie, blues, you name it - they’ve scoured the airwaves, internet and touring schedules to unearth the best hidden gems, the ones-to-watch, and brought them to the Solbar Lounge for us all to enjoy & escape the heat with a few beverages and some tunes.
8 Dec: Sunshine Coast Collective Markets Coolum
Sunshine Coast Collective Markets isn’t just your average market, it is a collective of local Sunshine Coast designers, musicians, artists, foodies, creators, vintage wares and lifestyle lovers. The intention of the market is to create a true ‘local’ market which showcases to the community and visitors the amazing talent we have here on the Sunshine Coast. Those visiting will enjoy the relaxed Sunday vibe, amazing coffee, to die for street food, a carefully edited line up of stalls, live music from local musicians and even a mobile hairdresser in a vintage caravan!
8 Dec: Lights on the Lake
Get together with family and friends and enjoy the start of the festive seaon, with music and entertainment all afternoon and evening, plus supervised kids’ activities from 4-6pm. There will be plenty of food on offer, or bring along a picnic and set up on the bank of the lake to watch the water parade of decorated and lit kayaks and canoes from dusk.