2013 SUMMER SOUNDS CENTENARY CONCERT SERIES
Proudly presented by the Australian National Botanic Gardens and the Friends of the Gardens
New start time of 5.30 pm! Two hour concert concluding at 7.30 pm
The 2013 Summer Sounds Concert Series will help kick off Canberra’s centenary celebrations in style with a month-long entertainment program featuring some of the best band and dance talent in the nation’s capital.
As the sun goes down over the Gardens, enjoy outdoor picnicking, live music, socialising and dancing - all within Canberra’s beautiful native landscape.
Presented over eight fun-filled nights, the concert program offers a diverse selection of music and dance performances including jazz, swing, big band, Latin American, country, rockabilly, popular and a touch of hip hop.
New for 2013!
Try out our new Family Hub activity area for both parents and children, with opportunities to engage and learn about our environment and keeping healthy. More information
Concert picnic hampers
Pre -order your delicious 666 ABC Canberra and Floresco in the Gardens' concert picnic hamper. First 100 orders will receive an extra special hamper including a 666 ABC Canberra merchandise pack
Dinner on the Lawn Service
Can’t decide until the night? Then enjoy our new Dinner on the Lawn Service where you can purchase mini souvlaki, veggie kebabs or cheese burgers straight off the BBQ.
A barista coffee cart will also be available where you can purchase your caffeine indulgence
Summer Sounds is now a Smoke Free event
Entry to Summer Sounds is by $5 donation per car or group (if you are on foot) and will go towards projects initiated by the Friends of the Australian National Botanic Gardens.
Key Grip with Canberra Swing Katz - Find 30 Everyday dance interlude
Saturday 5 January | 5.30 pm - 7.30 pm
As Famous as the Moon with Canberra Folk Dance - Find 30 Everyday dance interlude
Sunday 6 January | 5.30 pm - 7.30 pm
CONCERT CANCELLED due to Total Fire Ban
Saturday 12 January
Los Chavos with Latin Beat Fitness - Find 30 Everyday dance interlude
Sunday 13 January | 5.30 pm - 7.30 pm
The Cashews with Canberra Swing Katz - Find 30 Everyday dance interlude
Saturday 19 January | 5.30 pm- 7.30 pm
Dorothy-Jane Band with Latin Beat Fitness - Find 30 Everyday dance interludeUnfortunately, Plump are unable to play.
Sunday 20 January | 5.30 pm - 7.30 pm
The Fuelers with Kulture Break - Find 30 Everyday dance interlude
Saturday 26 January | 5.30 pm - 7.30 pm
Annie and the Armadillos with Wiradjuri Echoes - Find 30 Everyday dance interlude
Sunday 27 January| 5.30 pm - 7.30 pm ^ top
Australian National Botanic Gardens
Clunies Ross Street, Acton
Entry to the concerts is by $5 donation per car (or group if you are on foot). Please make sure you have your change ready to drop into our volunteer collection buckets at the gate. The money raised is collected by the Friends of the Australian National Botanic Gardens and is used to fund Gardens’ projects and to enhance our visitors’ experience.
ACTION buses: # 981 or 934 on weekends & public holidays, # 3 weekdays & #81 school holidays
The Gardens are an easy 5 minutes ride from the city or 30minutes from Woden. Bike racks are provided at the major entry points to the Gardens. Please remember to bring a lock as bikes are not permitted within the Gardens.
Summer presents warm balmy evenings so perhaps leave your picnic basket at home and walk to the Gardens where you can enjoy the onsite catering when you get here, or pre-order your picnic basket from Hellenic Premium Catering. Concert Catering
Disability Parking and access assistance
Disability car parking is available but spaces are limited.
A complimentary assistance bus sponsored by Peter Blackshaw Real Estate will operate from the two main car park areas up to the Eucalypt Lawn. This service will operate both ways from 4.30 pm (one hour before concert start) and conclude at 8 pm (30 mins after concert finish).
Win a botanical painting by renowned botanical artist, with your summer hat. Like the Australian National Botanic Gardens on Facebook and upload a picture of your most creative summer hat worn at the summer concerts for your chance to win.The prize will be awarded at the end of January for the most imaginative entry.
Principal Partner - Peter Blackshaw Real Estate
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