Queensland String Concert Guide

Find all your local String Concerts in one place. String Concert Guide for Brisbane, South East Queensland and Northern NSW.
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Gympie Muster – including Hillbilly Goats @ Various Locations
Aug 24 – Aug 27 all-day

In its 36th year in 2017, Gympie Music Muster has pulled together a stellar all-Aussie line-up led by pop starlet Jessica Mauboy.

The ARIA-winning singer will headline the Queensland festival which boasts a decidedly more country/country rock feel this year, also locking in headliners Adam Brand, Busby Marou and Graeme Connors for the four-day extravaganza.

Mauboy says, “I have ALWAYS dreamed of playing The Muster. This is an honour and a thrill and I am going bring my best country A-game.”

The Muster’s program director Jeff Chandler says, “We’re continuing to build on what we’ve always done, providing a variety of entertainment, while sticking firmly to our country roots.”

Festival favourites, the Hillbilly Goats exude an undeniable passion for mountain music, the instruments and the harmonies.  Their mission is to strip back the layers of modern music and transport you on a journey that began centuries ago when the immigrants first settled in the Appalachian Mountains of America.  These guys aren’t just a band – they’re a show!

Their recordings paint a picture of traditional songs from 1710 through to the 1940’s with a high energy quirky edge.  Featuring Banjo, Bones, Double Bass, Fiddle, Tap Dancing, 3 part Harmonies and more, there is a tale told of the history of Mountain Music’s evolution into Blues, Country & Bluegrass.

If you’re haven’t seen the Hillbilly Goats yet, check them out and see what all the fuss is about.  They sure know how to Raise A Ruckus and you are guaranteed to be entertained – OLD TIME STYLE!

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The Mendoza Tango Quartet – presented by Byron Bay Tango Festival 2017 (Byron Bay) @ Byron Theatre
Aug 26 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

The Mendoza Quartet is made up of a fiery group of professional Australian-based musicians passionate about sharing their love of tango music. Mutual lovers of Argentinian music, dance and wine their name, Mendoza, is inspired by the largest wine-producing region in Latin America. Equally at home performing concerts of nuevo tango music as they are playing golden age tango classics for milongueros to dance to, the Mendoza Tango Quartet seeks to infuse their performances with a spicy, passionate flavour.

Don’t miss this fantastic musical event as part of the Byron Bay Tango Festival.

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Maleny Music Festival @ Maleny Showgrounds
Sep 1 – Sep 3 all-day

This boutique festival, now in it’s 6th year is set in the lush Hinterland of the Sunshine Coast and held in the Maleny Showgrounds, the site of the original Maleny Folk Festival. It commenced in 2012 on the 25th anniversary of the first event which grew and went on to become the Woodford Folk Festival we know today.

Our family friendly festival has become renowned for it’s relaxed, intimate and casual atmosphere.

With a diverse program of acoustic based acts to dance bands, comedy, poetry, workshops and street entertainment there is something for all ages. Food and Market Stalls combined with On Site Camping, create your village for a get away from it all weekend in Maleny.

The program features acts from as far away as W.A. VIC. and N.S.W. as well as S.E. Qld.

A Children’s Program was added in 2016 to enhance the family friendly atmosphere of the event as well as a relaxed space for singing.

Non  booked performers are catered for at the Upfront Blackboard on each night at The Obi Obi Stage.

The Showgrounds are only a short walk up the hill to the shops and cafe’s of Maleny so come on up  for a great weekend to enjoy with friends.

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Neurum Creek Music Festival @ Nerum Creek Bush Retreat
Sep 8 – Sep 10 all-day

Neurum Creek Music Festival is a local acoustic music camping weekend held at Neurum Creek Bush Retreat in September each year. The 2017 festival will be held on the 8th, 9th & 10th September.

The festival aims to provide an atmosphere of community and inclusion for the south-east corner of Queensland by showcasing the established and up and coming talents of this corner of the world, as well as featuring acts from around Australia.

The main festival area (stage and bar) incorporates a magnificent old tree, atmospherically lit at night. You may wish to bring your own chair or picnic blanket for the concerts.

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Sep 8 – Sep 10 all-day

The Tyalgum Music Festival 2017 promises a unique mix of ticketed concerts of high calibre musicians alongside fun, free outdoor community music events and village pop-up concerts.

The creative ambience of the village by day is highlighted with art exhibitions by local artists, outdoor sound installations and the Saturday village market.  The day finishes with late night music and wood-fired pizza.

All this with stunning views in all directions.

If you enjoyed last year’s celebration of music, art and community,  please consider supporting us this year

with a tax deductible donation of any amount through the Australian Cultural Fund

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