This Sunday, August 13th an all-star group of local musicians will gather together at the Cygnet Town Hall for the “Music for Manus” concert in aid of refugees on Manus Island. The town of Cygnet, well known for its community spirit, plays host to this special afternoon of music, food and generosity from 1pm to 7pm.

Musicians from the Huon Valley and beyond have kindly donated their time to be part of an extensive musical program, which will kick off with the talented children (and parents) who make up the Cygnet Area Concert band, led by the irrepressible Malcolm Martin. The sensational Cygnet Jazz Collective and other popular local artists such as Jason and Melanie Lunden and Smoky Robinson will be playing through the afternoon. The family-friendly concert will also include the a capella delights of The Clementines and the wonderful Daystar Duo. The evening will see a performance by Hobart favourites The Blueflies, who in addition to playing their foot-tapping blues will be playing an original song entitled ‘Manus Island’.

The event will also feature a fund-raising auction with fantastic prizes up for grabs including two tickets to a Fat Pig Farm Friday Feast, a private wine tasting for six people run by wine and food journalist Winsor Dobbin, and a beautiful hand-carved wooden ‘Soul Spoon’ by Phoenix creations.

The day promises to be a wonderful celebration of local music, with all funds raised going towards a legal campaign fighting to protect asylum seekers held on Manus Island.
Entry to this family-friendly concert is by donation, with hot food, refreshments and a bar available.

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