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Lunch on the Lawn

BREAK UP THE working week and make your lunch break wonderful as Lunch on the Lawn returns. On Wednesdays, you’re invited to pull up on a patch of grass under the shady trees of Bennett Park for a blissful hour of tunes from local musicians.

By Tierney Seccull

Local singer/songwriter Tracey Bunn kicked off the initiative in 2018, and says they’ve made the move to shadier ground in 2022.

“We’ve made the move to Bennett Park, opposite the Deck Bar, as we had lots of feedback from our audience about the need for more shade,” she says.

And the pros don’t just stop at being more sun smart.

“Aside from the beautiful big shady trees, Bennett Park is also a larger area which means we can grow into a larger event, with the possibilities of incorporating pop up stalls by local artists and CBD businesses, creating a mini festival type feel.”

Tasty bites are available for pre-order from nearby eateries, with weekly specials on the menu. The diverse music program offers a range of genres from both emerging and established artists, giving them the opportunity to tap into new audiences or access new opportunities.

“It’s a great opportunity to showcase acts that find it hard to garner an audience in a city with very few live performance venues that cater to young people and original music,” Bunn says.

“The Activate Darwin team commented recently they love that Lunch on the Lawn promotes new talent – one of the team even booked an artist from last year for her wedding!”

Talent confirmed to feature in this year’s program includes Casey Jane, Serina Pech, Emily Penny, Kate Oliver and Francis Diatchenko. Fabulous father/daughter duo Prayer and Doug Corby – aka, The Corbs – kick off the series this month.

Lunch on the Lawn

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