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Special Events

Special Events

Queens Gardens Concert

Enjoy a pleasant Sunday afternoon concert in the leafy grounds of Queens Gardens. Co-presented by Townsville City Council, the Queens Gardens free concert features visiting artists performing alongside local groups including the Barrier Reef Orchestra and 1RAR band. The music will include a movement from Mozart’s horn concerto and songs performed by David Greco including Mack the Knife and Non più andrai from The Marriage of Figaro. Bring your picnic, a rug, or some chairs and enjoy this entertaining concert in the park. Gates open at 1.30pm.

White Nights Concert

White Nights will be performed this year in the comfort of the Pavilions at the Ville Resort -Casino. Dine on a two course meal before the concert. Then relax and listen as The Nexas Quartet, Piers Lane, Kevin Chow, Kristian Chong, Zoë Black, Phoebe Gardner, Imants Larsens, and more take your breath
away, performing Gershwin, Gade, Prokofiev and Rachmaninov.

Sounds Like Paradise Dinner

This truly spectacular event will whisk you across to stunning Magnetic Island where you will relax under the shady fig trees, watch the sun set and enjoy a stellar performance from William Barton, Nexas Quartet, David Greco, Virginia Taylor and Nicolas Fluery. After you will be served a sumptuous dinner under the stars by the island’s top restaurant. A quick bus ride back to Nelly Bay will have you on the 9.30pm ferry to the mainland. Don’t miss this magical event! Limited tickets available. 

AFCM Afterparty

The perfect way to round out your time at AFCM is with a glorious day on Magnetic Island. Head over early so you can explore the stunning bays and beaches, take a hike, cuddle a koala or simply sit in a Horseshoe Bay café for a relaxing lunch. Arrive at Peppers Blue on Blue Resort by 2.45pm, find your spot on their seaside deck, soak up the sunshine, mix with other guests and musicians before listening to a fabulous performance by Virginia Taylor (flute),
Lloyd Van’t Hoff (clarinet), Yelian He (cello) and Yasmin Rowe (piano). Your ticket includes return ferry transfers, two complimentary drinks at Peppers Blue on Blue Resort, canapes and the performance.