Park Jam

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Enjoy springtime weekend afternoons from 4 September to 9 October with family-friendly live music and hands-on, creative making in parks and outdoor spaces around the region.

Hands-on art with BLUSS

Create a visual poem with local artist collective BLUSS (Blair Garland and Russell Solomon). The artists invite you to change and shape your own statement in their interactive word sculpture ‘What’s on Your Mind’. Create a poem, say something funny, or share a thought in this collaborative word play activation.

Live music

Enjoy live music from local musicians. From solo singer/songwriters to Scottish folk to tunes made famous in Tarantino flicks, there’s something for all your friends and family in this spring Park Jam series. See individual Park Jam events for detailed lineup.

SeamTogether with The Seamtresses

An interactive outdoor performance and making experience - appearing at Albany Creek, CREEC (Burpengary) and Caboolture. Enter into the magical menagerie of Polly and Esther who travel from place to place gathering stories, forgotten garments and sharing skills to seam together the old into the new. Learn new skills, immerse yourself in a world of stories. Limited capacity. See individual Park Jam event for details.

Park Jam is open to all ages, is free to attend and makes the most of beautiful parks around the region in the magic of springtime.

What to expect:

  • live music from local bands
  • hands-on creative art activity, materials supplied.

What to bring:

  • a hat or sunshade
  • a picnic blanket or chair.

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Previous events

Park Jam: Brennan Park

When: 3 October 2021

Hands-on art
From 1.00 PM with Mel Brady & Marian Reginato

Live music
2:00 PM   Mira Chorik (indie folk)
3:00 PM   Neish & Lachy (emerging talent)
3:30 PM   Making Moves Music(RnB)

Park Jam: North Lakes

When: 10 October 2021 

Hands-on art
From 1:00 PM with Mel Brady & Marian Reginato

Live music
2:00 PM      Basoki (solo guitar / RnB / Torres Strait originals)
3:00 PM      Young Mic presents (emerging talent Katie Uebell)
3:30 PM      Stephen Ewart (Quartet Afro Cuban / jazz / blues)

Park Jam: The Mill Waterpark

When: 17 October 2021

Hands-on art

From 1:00 PM with Mel Brady and Marian Reginato

Live music
2:00 PM     Hayley (contemporary indie folk)
3:00PM      Max Irvin (emerging talent)
3:30PM      Vixens of Fall (country / vocal harmony)

Park Jam: The Hills District All Abilities Playground

When: 24 October 2021

Hands-on art

 From 1:00 PM with Mel Brady & Marian Reginato

 Live music

2.00 PM     Amber Worthington (singer/songwriter/pop)
3.00 PM    Josh & Ellie (emerging talent)
3:30 PM     Waiting for Brenda (indie folk).

Park Jam: Sutton Beach Pavilion

When: 31 October 2021

Hands-on art

From 1:00 PM with Mel Brady & Marian Reginato

Live music
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM Moreton Bay Big Band (swing / pop / vocal big band)

Park Jam: Deception Bay

When: Sunday 20 February

Hands-on art

From 3:00pm - One Million Stars: star weaving

Live Music
Hello Jane
Ethnotik Trio

Park Jam: Deception Bay

When: Saturday 21 May

Hands-on art

From 1:00pm with Carte Blanche

Live Music
Dan Ford Jazz Group
Making Moves Music

Park Jam: Albany Creek

When: Saturday 4 June

Hands-on art

From 1:00pm with Carte Blanche

Live Music
Tight Squeeze
Kel & the Beatstealers

EOI for local musicians to play at Park Jam

Council’s Cultural Activation team is looking for expressions of interest from local budding or established musical acts for live music performance opportunities as part of Park Jam and other events in 2022 and 2023.

To be eligible you will need to be:

  • a resident in the Moreton Bay region
  • be able to supply your own instruments and basic equipment
  • be able to play a 45-minute set of music. Must be family friendly with no swearing, no drug, alcohol, sex references, no violence, sexism, racism, homophobia etc.

A performance spot is not guaranteed by filling out the form. Your submission will be reviewed by the Cultural Activation team and a successful application is based on suitability for upcoming events. Standard performance rates as per Musicians Australia apply.

Apply now