Summer Sounds concert – Big Boss Groove with Canberra Swing Katz

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Saturday, 9 February 2019 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

The ever-popular Summer Sounds concerts will be held again on the first two weekends in February 2019.

Program for Saturday 2 February:  Big Boss Groove with Canberra Swing Katz

Big Boss Groove knows a thing or two about getting the party started! They are fronted by singers Kieran Sloan and Toni Maxfield, complete with their smokin', dancin', vibin' horn section and a righteous rhythm section (you can't go past Bruce laying it down on the drums). True to their name Big Boss Groove's energy is out of control and the love of their craft is what separates them from the rest. They’ll bring you an incredibly wide repertoire – soul and motown, hip hop and contemporary numbers which will have you dancing all night!

To complement their big sound will be the big time movers Canberra Swing Katz. Known for their high energy, high flying performances and super fun classes, Canberra Swing Katz specialise in Charleston, Lindy Hop and related Swing Dances. Canberra Swing Katz offer group and private classes, showing you a fun way to get active.


Concerts are held on the Eucalypt Lawn at the Gardens in Clunies Ross Street, Acton, on the lower slopes of Black Mountain. Entertainment starts at 5.00 pm, with the concert performances starting at 6pm and finishing at 7.30.

A complimentary assistance vehicle will operate from the car park areas to the Eucalypt Lawn. This service will operate both ways from 4:30 pm and concludes at 8.00 pm.

Bring a picnic or enjoy food and drinks for sale on site.


Book online for early bird ticket prices

$7.50 adults, $5 Friends member, concession and students, $3 children; under 3 are free.

All tickets must be shown at the gate on entry.

Purchase tickets on arrival at the Botanic Gardens

$10 adults, $7.50 Friends member, concession and students, $5 children; under 3 are free.

Volunteers needed

Volunteering at the summer concerts is a good way to meet other Friends. We need your help, collecting entry donations, supervising parking and transport for disabled patrons, driving the electric vehicles up to the Eucalypt Lawn, and answering queries at the Information Tent.  More information about volunteering at the concerts can be found here.


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