Music in the Park

Music in the Park will return to local parks within the City of Joondalup in 2020.

On a warm summer evening, local parks in the City of Joondalup will come to life with the sound of families and friends enjoying live music, free children’s activities and delicious food from hand-picked food trucks. As the sun begins to set the stage will come alive with music spanning diverse genres, performed by talented musicians.

BYO picnic and children’s activities from 5.00pm. Concerts to commence at 5.30pm and conclude at 8.30pm.

Please note the Music in the Park concert series are smoke free events.

The Music in the Park concert dates and park locations are as follows;

Concert 1

Saturday 11 January 2020 – Mawson Park, Hillarys

Bobby Alu

Amidst smooth harmonies, rhythms inspired by a strong family lineage of Polynesian performance, and unassuming grooves, Bobby Alu tunes have a way of sneaking into the subconscious and taking up residence.

Having dedicated his world-class percussion skills to touring internationally with Xavier Rudd for five years, it was time for Bobby Alu to chart his own dedicated course. Since 2018, Bobby has played in over 132 shows supporting the likes of John Butler Trio and UB40, he was also invited to co-write and perform a song for the Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony.

Audiences can expect a band that grooves like Withers, moves like Marley, charms like Harper but is smooth like Fat Freddy’s Drop.

Declan Kelly

It is easy to see why Declan Kelly is one of the most respected musicians in Australia. From his days as part of the hardest working bands out of Sydney The Bondi Cigars, Declan has had the opportunity to work with the likes of Bernard Fanning, Kasey Chambers, Guy Sebastian and Alex Lloyd.

His dynamic roots and Polynesian harmonies, heavily influenced by his mother’s Maori heritage, became his signature sound as he went on to release his iconic Midnight Oil celebratory album Diesel ’n’ Dub.

Declan continues to write and is in the process of pre-production of his next album. The new album will feature a collection of new works inspired by a number of great artists he has worked and collaborated with in the past.

Finn Pearson

Finn Pearson is an artist from Perth and a current student at the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts. It is here he has learnt to mesmerise audiences with a perfectly balanced compliment of intricate folk tunes, honestly delivered classics and acoustic jazz and blues numbers drawing influence from the likes of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen.

He is not only a talented musician and songwriter but also a charismatic natural entertainer, striking a balance by not taking himself too seriously and performing a great show.

Concert 2

Saturday 7 March 2020 – Penistone Park, Greenwood

Odette Mercy and her Soul Atomics

Super tight, dynamic and with a reputation for one of the best live shows in Western Australia, six-piece soul act Odette Mercy and her Soul Atomics take their influence from the heavy soul sounds of the sixties.

The band has been no stranger to life’s lessons and heartbreak. Their experiences and reflections form the foundation of their writing featuring songs that are brutally honest but tell a personal story of love and life through soul-filled heavy groove.

This six-piece soul ensemble complete with guitar, rhythm section, horns and the instantly captivating vocal range of front woman Odette Mercy are sure to have audiences up and dancing.


The combined forces of two soulful, powerhouse vocalists, a word flow master and a world-class drummer make up the high energy band that is BlackTop. Comfortable on the stage, they have the distinct ability to connect to their audience, kickstart the dance floor to create an unforgettable performance.

With individual experience across multiple styles, BlackTop explore Rhythm and Blues (RnB), Soul and Funk with a repertoire spanning from Chaka Kahn and Stevie Wonder to Beyoncé and Bruno Mars. Paired with top quality musicians, this band will deliver smooth, soulful sounds guaranteed to have everyone singing and dancing along, all night long.

Siobhan Cotchin

Siobhan Cotchin is a West Australian folk/pop singer songwriter and West Australian Academy of Performing Arts Student. Siobhan has a writing style akin to the effortless musing of Joni Mitchell, laced with inspiration drawn from Bob Dylan. Siobhan’s jangly luminous melodies hover over her lyrics, providing the essential pop writing element that has resulted in many song writing accolades.

Nominated for the West Australian Music Association (WAM) Song of the Year, Winner of Fairbridge and Nannup Music Festival’s – Emerging Artist Award, and song of the year with local youth radio station Pirate FM, Siobhan is an artist to watch.