Page menu

Pull up a rug and settle in for some tunes with Groovin’ in the Garden

Western Downs residents are invited to pull up a rug, kick back, and enjoy an afternoon of local food and music, with the inaugural Groovin in the Garden family friendly event on 20 February.

Western Downs Regional Council is hosting the low-cost afternoon at the Chinchilla Botanic Parkland, with an incredible line-up of local and regional musicians, as well as food vendors, bar facilities, and lawn games.

Council Spokesperson for Community and Cultural Development Cr Kaye Maguire said the event would give locals an opportunity to head outdoors and enjoy a fantastic afternoon of live music in the Parkland.

“We are so excited to launch this exciting event, which is about getting involved in our active, vibrant communities and enjoying music from some fantastic local musicians,” Cr Maguire said.

“You’ll hear some wonderful tunes by several local talents who were top performers in our Groovin in the Garage initiative earlier in the year including Kadi Lillis, Olivia Gilmour, and Alexander Johnson a.k.a. Ben Slater, as well as well-known regional bands including Pepper Jane, Hat Fitz & Cara and Huckleberry Gin.

“A great variety of local food vendors will also be on site, and bar facilities will also be offered for people aged 18 and over.

“With food, drinks, live music and a beautiful atmosphere, Groovin in the Garden has all the ingredients for a fabulous summer afternoon and evening in the Parkland with friends and family.

“Tickets are only $10 per person, with kids under 13 free to attend, and you need only pack a picnic rug, and some cash for food and drink.

“Live music kicks off at 4pm, and I encourage residents to get in and book their tickets early by visiting Council’s website.”

Groovin’ in the Gardens is a COVID-safe event and attendees will be required to sign in upon arrival. If you are unwell, please stay at home.

The event is delivered by Western Downs Regional Council and the Queensland Government’s Arts Queensland Play Local Funding.

To book your tickets and to find out more, visit

— Ends —