Hundreds gather at Shepparton's Live in the Park to watch region's outstanding musicians.By Kaitlin Thals
Music-lovers gathered at Shepparton’s sun-kissed Queen’s Gardens at the weekend to watch the region’s finest musical talent perform.
More than 250 people — from babies to the elderly — wandered along to Word and Mouth’s second Live in the Park event to witness the jam-packed line-up.
The crowd relaxed in sublime temperatures as dance-rock trio 8 Bit Love, originally from Shepparton, headlined the outdoor picnic-themed event.
Young bands Jeffrey’s Cabbage, The Manners, Fresh Productions and Battle of the Bands winner Dirty Thrill also took to the stage, while Joseph Moorhouse, Kate Hall, Poor Richards, Patrick Martin and Angels Voices Choir rounded out the line-up.
Cassidy Watts enjoying the entertainment at Live at the Park.
Word and Mouth project officer Jamie Lea said musicians put on an incredible show and the event was a huge success.
‘‘(The musicians were) out of this world, and for so many of the acts this was their first time to perform — not only on a Word and Mouth stage — but on a stage that size,’’ Ms Lea said.
‘‘It was exciting for Word and Mouth to give people in the community that opportunity to play in front of hundreds of people at a free event.’’
Ms Lea said this was the youth organisation’s final event for the year, going out with a bang.
‘‘Live in the Park is always such a favourite and is so popular for a lot of people,’’ she said.
‘‘We’re really happy people came and supported the day and so proud of our youth committee who pulled off the whole event on their own — it was definitely a team effort.’’
Ms Lea thanked Star Housing who donated the stage for the day, Greater Shepparton City Council and sponsors and supporters throughout the year.
Police have released an image of a man they wish to speak to following an incident at SPC Ardmona in Shepparton, involving a package later found to be non-threatening.
Most people at the J C Lowe Oval left on Saturday evening talking about the game but not the result. Pigeon Coach Chris Kennedy summed up the feeling adequately when he said after the game; “it was a frustrating game, but my players weren’t responsible for the frustration.”
The move to extend the Tatura War Memorial area and honour Victoria Cross hero Robert Mactier with the erection of a statue in the Hogan St gardens named in his honour, continues.
A Kyabram man who struck a cyclist on Echuca-Moama bridge with a beer can thrown from the vehicle he was in was convicted and fined $400 in Moama Local Court on Wednesday.
A Rochester mother told a health forum about the devastating effect drugs have had on her family.
Over six hours of junior football is scheduled for Kyabram Recreation Reserve this Sunday.
Ten people were injured after Two Australian Light Armoured Vehicles (ASLAV) collided during a training course at the Puckapunyal Military Training Range in on Wednesday, May 22.
The Finley Apex Sports and Community Centre has secured a $500,000 grant from Regional Development Australia.
A purpose-built bike, equipped with amateur radio, will be on the O'Keefe Rail Trail tomorrow.
Cobram residents John Anderson and Ian Cobb will race down memory lane this weekend when they compete in the annual Historic Winton.
Deniliquin Fire and Rescue's open day has been hailed a success by captain Bill Muirhead.
The Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) is investigating incidents of abortion or still-births under the Lamb and Kid Mortality Surveillance Project.(LKSMP).
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