Summer Sounds concert – Annie and the Armadillos with Canberra Swing Katz

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Sunday, 10 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 Sunday 10 February:   Annie and the Armadillos with Canberra Swing Katz

Annie and the Armadillos are big favourites among Canberra’s music lovers. Famous for their amazing
musical ability and a repertoire ranging from sultry jazz artists like Barbara Morrison and Etta James to
today’s latest grooves, they are known for putting on lively performances that excite the senses.

The Armadillos are three of the region’s most exciting and respected musicians providing a world class
accompaniment to the amazing and engaging Annie Sloane. Raised on a healthy diet of jazz and blues,
Annie has abundant energy, a stunning voice and a presence that cannot be ignored. You’ll see, Annie
will get the party started, be a part of it.

To complement Annie, big time movers Canberra Swing Katz will offer a dance workshop for young and
old. 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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