Summer Sounds 2016

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Dancing to Big Boss Groove at Summer Sounds, ANBG (Photo: Graham Brown)
Dancing to Big Boss Groove at Summer Sounds, ANBG (Photo: Graham Brown)

Another highly successful Summer Sounds season has just concluded here at the Gardens. This year’s season began in mid-January and ran for four weekends. And this year, apart from one damp and stormy weekend in which one concert was cancelled, the weather was perfect for summer evening relaxing with friends and family on the beautiful Eucalypt Lawn.

This year the bands were a mix of old favourites and some exciting new ones, playing gypsy jazz, kids’ rock, and a taste of folk, indie and big band party. ABC Playschool presenter Justine Clark was especially popular, drawing a strong crowd.

Holding eight concerts over four weekends involves a substantial effort by all involved – the Gardens staff and the Friends. Once more volunteers from the Friends handled collecting, the information tent and managing parking. This year the Friends raised a record total of just over $21,000; all of this money will support the Gardens in a variety of areas.

These days it is increasingly important that sponsorship help defray the costs of running such a large event. We would like most warmly to thank our Major Sponsor Maliganis Edwards Johnson, Supporting Sponsor Icon Water, MIX 106.7 and Hotel Realm for their generous support.


Here are some photos of the season, taken by members of the Friends' Photographic Group.




Lulu Swing with Monica Moore                                                                                   Big Boss Groove

(Photo: Ann Eldridge)                                                                                                (Photo: Liz Kay)



Big Boss Groove                Justine Clark                                            Big Boss Groove

(Photo: Liz Kay)                 (Photo: David Cox)                                  (Photo: Liz Kay)     



The Audience for Big Boss Groove            Big Boss Groove              Justine Clark

(Photo: Liz Kay)                                          (Photo: Liz Kay)               (Photo:David Cox)