Festival freebies

To help families plan their weekend here is some FREE stuff to enjoy.
• Free entry
• Wildlife shows – Saturday and Sunday at 12.30pm on the Best Music Repairs Stage
• Lego building workshops – Sponsored by the Centenary Community Hub, Mt Ommaney
• Animal farm – sponsored by Goodstart Early Learning
• Carfest – display of cars, motorbikes & 4WDs to keep the whole family entertained sponsored by Future Auto Sumner Park and Custom RV Creations Sumner Park
• Two stages with all day live entertainment including dance, big bands and legends of the Australian music industry performing on the Calm Events Main Stage – Full program to be announced very soon
• Golf putting green – McLeod Country Golf Club
• Bowling alley – AMF Richlands
• Pop-up Library with children’s storytelling, giant games, a space to relax and browse collections
• Giveaways, sample bags and children’s activities at various stalls

Festival Highlights

Centenary Community Connections (CCC) presents the final‘Centenary Rocks!’ Festival!
A weekend of live music, family fun, fireworks, Carfest and it’s free entry!

Don’t miss out on the BEST festival yet, Saturday & Sunday 22 & 23 July 2017
Venue: Rocks Riverside Park, Counihan Rd, Seventeen Mile Rocks

“This is always the one event our family looks forward to. My hubby loves the car show; so much for kids to do… the best thing is sitting back with the family in the bar and watching the bands on stage… an amazing week-end!” (Sally Hodges, Local Resident 2016)

Main Attractions
Over 100 specialist stalls – there is definitely something for everyone
Delicious multi-cultural food, coffees, teas & a relaxed licensed area
Family fun in the rides arena and sideshow alley
Many free activities including wildlife shows, animal farm, bowling alley, golf putting green, Lego workshops
Fabulous raffles at the CCC information stall supporting Safely Home
Legends of the Australian music industry performing

Saturday 22 July 10.00am – 6.30pm
 Australian Army Rock Band – ‘Rising Suns’ QLD Premier Army Band
 Devonshire tea fundraiser – Experience the Magic with David O’Connor.
Funds raised will support Alzheimer Australia’s – Safely Home Qld.
 Tim Gaze and the Outro – Voted in the top 20 Australian Best Guitarist
 The Soul Men – Australia’s leading Blues Brothers tribute show
 Spectacular fireworks finale at 6.30pm

Sunday 23 July 10.00am – 4.00pm
 Carfest – display of cars, motorbikes, 4WD –for more information email cars@centenaryrocks.com
 Little Steely Brothers – “The band is simply the best tribute band we’ve ever seen.”
 Australian music legends Ross Wilson and his band and the finale legendary rock band Dragon.

Centenary Rocks is co-ordinated by CCC a not-for profit volunteer community organisation which operates out of the Centenary Community Hub, Mt Ommaney.
It is run by a group of dedicated volunteers passionate about igniting community spirit.

Dogs welcome at Centenary Rocks!

We are a Dog friendly event; please just make sure that your furry friend is on a leash, and you pick up after them. Plenty of stalls for pets and animals of all kinds; including Vets, Dog Grooming and Training. Animal Lovers of all ages can get up close with cuddly, scaly and unique animals at our live Wildlife Shows, and free Animal Farm. Wombats, Owls, Snakes and more!

Food glorious food

A wide variety of food and refreshments will be on offer all weekend to tantalise your taste-buds. Whether you enjoy traditional, international, Gluten free, vegan or vegetarian – the choice is all yours!
• Slow Cooked Meats, Wings and Schnitzels
• German Sausages
• Hungarian Langos
• Turkish Gozleme
• Wood Fired Pizza
• Asian Cuisine
• Seafood
• Portuguese wraps and salads
• Lighter Options – Quiche, Soups and fresh salads
• Coffee, Chai, Tea & Sweets – Proffertjes, Churros, Ice Cream, Fairy Floss, Slushies and more!
• Traditional Festival Fare – Fish and Chips, Potato Twisters, Dagwood Dogs and the humble Burger!

Relax with your family and enjoy your day in our Licensed Bar area – Wine, Beer, Spirits and Soft Drinks will be available!

Dragon to Perform – Sunday finale

Dragon is back, as good as ever, fronted by the legendary kiwi singer Mark Williams.

This band rocks its way through a long list of iconic songs that are part of the national estate.

Todd started the band in 1973 and Marc Hunter joined in 1974

Dragon has had many hits over the years and have sold over 2 million albums.

Bass player, Todd Hunter reformed the band in 2007 after a much needed break and Dragon have played over 700 shows since then.The will be performing at Centenary Rocks on Sunday 23 July.

Todd and Mark are joined by Canadian guitar slinger, Bruce Reid and drum wizard Pete Drummond.

The band is known for anthems like April Sun In Cuba, Are You Old Enough, Rain, Speak No Evil, Young Years, This Time, Sunshine, Celebrate and Dreams of Ordinary Men.

The current live show evolves from an intimate beginning to a spirited, electric, uplifting finale. Mark sings each song in a way that is familiar to the audience but completely his own and strong playing and vocal harmonies have the crowd singing along as if everyone on the room is in the band.

Dragon mashes up 30 years of Australasian musical history into one contemporary sound and does justice to a great collection of timeless songs. Dragon was inducted into the Australian Hall Of Fame in 2008.

Ross Wilson to perform at Centenary Rocks

With a stellar career spanning more than 45 years and showing no signs of slowing, Mr Eagle Rock Ross Wilson is one of Australian rock music’s most enduring and lauded talents. Twice inducted in to the ARIA Hall of Fame Wilson continues to win acclaim.
From Daddy Cool to Mondo Rock, as a solo artist, or as songwriter of A-grade classics such as ‘Eagle Rock’, ‘Cool World’ and ‘A Touch of Paradise’, or producer of the legendary Skyhooks, Jo Jo Zep, The Johnny, & more recently The Screaming Jets, Ross’s involvement with success has continued unabated. He fronted ‘Daddy Cool’ & exploded out of the 70s playing rootsy 50s sounds. Then formed Mondo Rock who surfed the contemporary scene with chart topping singles & albums from the mid 70s to the late 80s. As a solo performer and major songwriter he continued to achieve success & make his mark during the 90s & beyond with his songs being recorded by artists as diverse as Jimmy Barnes, John Farnham, DEF-FX, Custard, Jennifer Rush (EU), Troy Cassar-Daley, Leslie Avril, Hey Gringo, You Am I, Uncle Bill, Keke (Spain), Renee Geyer, Christine Anu, Duane Jarvis (US), Elkie Brooks (UK), Ann Kirkpatrick & Lee Kernaghan, Sovereign, Pleasantville, Beccy Cole, Sonic Jihad, and The Wiggles!
On top of this Ross has kept a busy tour schedule of his own including national appearances on the successful ‘A Day on the Green’ series with Chris Isaak and also Crosby Stills & Nash and also the ‘5 Decades Of Cool’ concerts in Melbourne & Sydney.
He has continued to record; releasing two albums in 2010, the contemporary ‘I Come In Peace’ and a new ‘Best Of’ entitled Mr Eagle Rock.
Now with the ‘I Come In Peace’ album being his most successful solo album since “Dark Side of the Man” Wilson continues to expand his horizons globally with Joe Cocker recording ‘I Come In Peace’ on his latest global hit album.

Watch Ross and his band perform on stage on the Sunday afternoon.

Stallholder confirmation update

We have received many stallholder and sponsor applications which is wonderful.
They are being sorted this week, thank you for your patience.
Confirmation of participation will be sent soon to successful applicants.

2017 is the Final ‘Centenary Rocks!’ Festival

The ‘Centenary Rocks!’ festival has been planned, coordinated and managed by the dedicated team of volunteers from Centenary Community Connections (CCC) since 2003. We announce with a heavy heart that 2017 will be the final ‘Centenary Rocks!’ festival, but it will be a beauty!

Saturday stage highlights are Casey Barnes, Tim Gaze & the Allstars and the Blues Brothers tribute band before an awesome fireworks finale.
Sunday highlights are the Future Auto and Custom Creations car, bike and 4WD show and on stage Aussie legend Ross Wilson, and as the finale legendary band Dragon.

CCC is a not-for-profit, charity endorsed volunteer group. For over 17 years we have worked tirelessly to bring the community together through the festival, managing the Centenary Community Hub, presenting Music at the Hub, the iconic Santa Sleigh, and coordinating other community events and functions throughout each year.