1-11 AUGUST 2024 View all 2023 events

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Presented by BLEACH* and Griffith University

Presented by BLEACH* and Griffith University

Virtuosic sounds fill the air as the 18-piece Riverside Guitar Ensemble and Queensland Conservatorium Jazz Orchestra, The Con Artists, take to the stage at this outdoor concert.

Set amongst lush, oasis-like gardens, get lost in the soulful melodies of this stellar double bill line-up, as the sky transforms into a golden canvas. Led by the inimitable Karin Schaupp and Steve Newcomb.


Riverside Guitar Ensemble

Purveyors of virtuosic rhythms, Riverside Guitar Ensemble is led by critically acclaimed guitarist Karin Schuapp. The 18-piece band deliver a true celebration of the classical guitar to any stage they grace.

The ensemble has performed extensively at festivals and concerts throughout South-East Queensland and Northern NSW, and most recently they were invited to perform at the Adelaide Guitar Festival. Riverside continues to challenge the boundaries of repertoire for this unique ensemble combination, through their ongoing commissioning and premiering of new works.

The Con Artists Jazz Orchestra

Forming at Griffith University back in 1995 conservatorium big band, The Con Artists, are a force within the Australian jazz music scene. Led by Queensland Conservatorium’s Head of Jazz (and former band member) Steve Newcomb, the band continues to be a platform for members to go on and forge successful careers as singers, musicians and composers. Famous alumni of The Con Artists include ARIA award-winners Katie Noonan and Megan Washington.

    • Accessible toilet
    • Performance may contain loud sounds/music
    • Primarily Audio based content

    This event is a music-based work, with sound and visual components throughout. Sight is not essential to be able to engage with the work.

    Once through the gates, the event site is relatively flat with a raised stage. During periods of wet weather, the grassed surface can become quite damp and in certain areas, muddy. Patrons using wheelchairs or with mobility challenges are strongly encouraged to read the site information on the general Accessibility page.

    Patrons are encouraged to bring their own seating (picnic rug/camp chair etc.) for this event, however a small amount of seating will be on hand and can be provided on request. Amenities within the event area itself (bathrooms, food vendors etc.) will be spread several hundred metres apart within the grassed site. Patrons are encouraged to get in contact with the BLEACH* team prior to the event or make themselves known to the team on the day, who can assist in finding the best possible seating area for their specific needs.

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    Ticket prices
    • General Admission$55
    • Family$150
    • Group Booking: 6 or more tickets$50
    • A booking fee will be applied at checkout.

    Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens

    230 Ashmore RdBenowa QLD 4217

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    Saturday 12 AugGates, 5:00 PMRiverside Guitar Ensemble, 6:00 PMThe Con Artists, 7:15 PM
    All times are QLD AEST
    Important Info
    • Food & beverage available on site
    • Licensed venue
    • Suitable for all ages
    • Parking
    • Limited seating available, bring beach chair or blanket
    • General Admission
    • Ticketed
    • Music

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