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Gig in the Gardens turns 21

The Glenorchy Youth Task Force (GYTF) is holding their annual Gig in the Gardens on the Glenorchy City Council lawns on Thursday 13 December from 12.30 pm – 4.30 pm.
The task force is facilitated by Glenorchy City Council and is made up of 16 youth members.
Glenorchy City Council Youth Development Officer Ally Byrne said there are a mix of performers, bands (some professional) and school groups at this year’s Gig.
“In addition to what’s happening on stage, there will be a variety of activities for young people to enjoy,” she said.
“The event gives young people a chance to showcase their skills, particularly those who are just starting out with their music. It gives the GYTF members a chance to put on a real gig, experience setting up the area which involves good time management and work with people they may not have come across before, which is great for developing their social skills.
“We are thrilled to think that Gig has been going for so long and is so well accepted by our younger members of the community.
GYTF members are involved in all facets of the event such as setting up, acting as stage and site managers, meeting and greeting bands and guests, photography and manning the task force tent.
Performing bands include Cosgrove High School Jazz Band, a band from Claremont College who have been playing together for one year and Ella and Brodie from Claremont College, also been together for a year.
Sound barriers from Life Without Barriers will be playing an hour long set.
Come along and enjoy the music ranging from country rock through to rock and roll.

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