Music in the Park
Local parks within the City of Joondalup came to life with the sounds of live music as family and friends came together to enjoy the 2020 Music in the Park concert series.Over 9,000 people attended the free Music in the Park concerts at Mawson Park, Hillary’s and Penistone Park, Greenwood over the summer. The series featured Perth based talent including Odette Mercy and Her Soul Atomics and BlackTop as well as exposing audiences to national talent with Bobby Alu and Declan Kelly. To further support emerging Perth musicians, the City partnered with the Contemporary Music program at the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) to feature up and coming talent at each concert.
The series opened at Mawson Park, Hillary’s on Saturday 11 January. Residents and visitors enjoyed the folk tunes of WAAPA student Finn Pearson, followed by Declan Kelly and his unique blend of Polynesian harmonies. Finally, Bobby Alu took to the stage and serenaded the audience with his smooth harmonies and rhythms which complimented the warm summer evening.
The series concluded at the popular Penistone Park on Saturday 7 March. The concert opened with WAAPA student Siobhan Cotchin, treating residents to her original music influenced by the likes of Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell. BlackTop then took to the stage performing popular soul, funk and hip-hop music that appealed to a broad audience and had the crowd up and dancing. The series closed with West Australian favorites Odette Mercy and her Soul Atomics performing their original music, engaging the audience with her infectious energy.As always both concerts offered a range of free-children’s entertainment delicious food trucks for patrons to enjoy.
Music in the Park 2020 was made possible by the support of Premier Partner Healthway promoting the Make Smoking History message, Key Partner Realmark Whitfords and Media Partners Joondalup Times and Nova 93.7.