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Originals get the Peninsula grooving

Originals get the Peninsula grooving
Redcliffe Guide - Jun 01, 2017 12:51
It’s only two events in but already the musical extravaganza that is the Scarborough Originals has seen some great crowds and even better tunes ring out across the Peninsula.

Audiences have grown for each event and businesses are also getting on board, donating time, prizes and money to pay bands, ensuring the events have an exceptional and united community presence.

And organiser Kim Ferguson couldn’t be more stoked.

“The first two events have been a blast,” Kim says. “We have had a wonderful turnout from the community. Really positive feedback and wonderful support from those attending and from the wider community.

“A number of local businesses have been donating to the raffles and prizes and we have also had great support from Mon Komo, who have been assisting us in paying artists.

“Support from the community has been wonderful and we are so grateful for the community coming together in this way.”

Kim says Scarborough Originals “100% depends on community involvement” and has been so impressed by the support that she foresees the event running for years to come.

“We have seen all types coming out and enjoying the beautiful surrounds, amazing music and community atmosphere of The Originals,” she says.

“ Both events have seen attendees of all ages dancing

to the music in front of the stage.

“We have been seeing children dancing with grandparents, teenagers grooving, adults letting their hair down and thoroughly enjoying what music provides.”

Kim says the June Scarborough Originals will take on a rather groove-laden vibe, featuring bands ITES, Golden Age of Ballooning, Redcliffe band Lunchtime and Bridget O’Shannessy.

“We do have an amazing five-piece reggae outfit ITES headlining next month,” Kim says.

“Prepare for some serious grooves.”

Kim says organisers are still looking for volunteers to help run the event and anyone interested in being a part of an exceptional community event should get in touch.

“We have a great little team already but always looking for some more help,” she says.

“We are also looking for more sponsors as well, prize donations for us to raffle off or even silver and gold sponsors to assist us in funding the event would be great.”

The next monthly Scarborough Originals is Saturday, June 3 at Jamieson Park, Scarborough. For info or to volunteer, see the event Facebook page.