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Centenary Rocks! 2017

Centenary Community Connections (CCC) are pleased to once again present the ‘Centenary Rocks! Festival; the premier event of Brisbane’s western suburbs since 2004.

The dates are Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 July 2017 at Rocks Riverside Park, Seventeen Mile Rocks.
The ‘Centenary Rocks!’ festival is totally planned, coordinated and managed by the dedicated team of volunteers from CCC.

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Due to illness this event has been postponed until Saturday 21 October. Thank you for your understanding.

Supporting live music in the suburbs Centenary Community Connections presents MUSIC AT THE HUB
SATURDAY 21 OCTOBER 2017 will be another fabulous night with Michael Scriha and Midnight Daisy

Centenary Community Hub
Mt Ommaney Shopping Centre
171 Dandenong Rd
Mt Ommaney
The Hub is at the entrance to Mt Ommaney Shopping Centre next to the library, opposite the Mt Ommaney Fire Station.
Look for the signs at the 2 road entrances - Dandenong Rd and the other before the main centre entrance roundabout

Doors open at 6.00pm with performances beginning at 7pm.
Ample parking on site

$10.00 entry per person (under 14 years old free entry) CASH only, includes entry to lucky door prizes

Food and Refreshments
Light meals, cheese & nibble platters, snacks, limited wine and beer, soft drinks, water, tea and coffee are available at very reasonable prices. Gluten free and vegetarian options are available.
BYO alcoholic drinks ONLY, don’t forget your glasses,
NO BYO snacks or food please as the sale of food and drinks helps to keep the cost of entry low, thank you.

Bookings appreciated and recommended - Booking helps us with our setting up and catering, thank you.
Email or phone 0499 999 772 to secure your table, if unanswered, please leave a message.

Music at the Hub is a quality, casual 'night out' listening, dancing if you wish and enjoying talented musicians and performers in a relaxed atmosphere.
Genre includes Folk, Blues, Jazz, easy listening and soft Rock depending on the artists.

This months performers are:
Michael Scriha

Michael Scriha is a guitarist/singer from North Queensland. After completing a Bachelor of Music at CQ University in 2011, he moved to Brisbane to further his learning through performance.
His performances include the use of loops to build a unique sound and experience. He draws inspiration from artist such as The Beatles, John Mayer, Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley to name a few.

Midnight Daisy

A female trio from Brisbane, sharing their passion of music to the world!
The Australian, alternative country, female trio, Midnight Daisy, consists of Zoe Fox, Amy Moore and Sophie Cooke. The three 21 year olds write intimate, timeless stories and perform their songs through soft harmonies, bare acoustic guitar and catchy bass riffs.

The trio have been jamming together since they were 12, but started getting more involved in the music industry in 2013, when they began performing together as Midnight Daisy.
They recently placed third at the 2016 Ekka Country Music Showdown competition, and were excited to be congratulated by Troy Cassar-Daley himself.

Fresh from performing at the ‘Centenary Rocks!’ Festival they all share a passion for music and love any opportunity to gig around Brisbane.
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Question: Why is it the final festival?

Our major reasons are:
• When CCC started connecting our community in 2000 through the community access website and functions, we hadn’t thought that in 2003 when the Festivals began it would get much busier. Then we took on the Santa Sleigh in 2006 and finally in 2012 we became the management committee for the Centenary Community Hub; including presenting Music at the Hub and other functions. As you can imagine we are a very busy committee...
• The nucleolus of the Centenary Community Connections (CCC) team are in different stages of their lives - including becoming parents, moving interstate, retiring, studying, career changes, becoming 15 years older and we are all tired!
• Most of us have to take time off employment either as annual leave or unpaid in the days before and after the festival.
• Lack of funding.
- Although the Brisbane City Council contributes to the event and we have amazing sponsors there is not enough $$ to cover the costs.
• Lack of volunteers who are needed for several jobs including but not limited to:
- in the lead up planning phase which is all year long not just a month or two before
- Physically setting up the event – arriving at 5.30am to bump in.
- Physically keeping the site as clean as possible over the weekend
- Physically packing up after the Sunday - bump out. This can take several hours sometimes until 10.30pm.
- Troubleshoot issues and find solutions that inevitably arise over the weekend
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I would like to say THANK YOU;
• Thank you to you, the public who have come to the festival over the years and for your compliments and feedback – positive or negative, it’s how we have learnt to deliver the best festival possible.
• To our sponsors and supporters for the trust you put in us to deliver a worthwhile event, something together we have been proud to present.
• To the behind the scenes crew from Calm Events who took very good care of the staging and sound, we applaud you for your professionalism and care.
• To the amazing performers and entertainers over the years, thanks for the music, dance and magic.
• To the Centenary Community Connections (CCC) Festival teams over the past 15 years, who have put their heart and soul into the coordination and planning of a total of 14 festivals.
• And lastly but most importantly to my children; Ben, Nikki and Chris who have been a part of this crazy idea since day one, and whose talents have been invaluable to the success of ‘Centenary Rocks!’.
• Finally to my husband Peter who has been by my side supporting me through this roller coaster, it’s certainly been a wild ride. We will have time to relax a little … maybe?

Belinda Karnaghan

Festival Director & President Centenary Community Connections
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