Live at the Lake
After the success of previous years events, Palmerston residents and visitors are in for a treat with the return of City of Palmerston’s Live at the Lake sessions.
By Kate Conway
Returning to the idyllic Sanctuary Lakes, Deputy Mayor of Palmerston Amber Garden says the family and pet friendly event is about making the most of the glorious, Dry season weather and enjoying free, live music in the picturesque setting.
“It’s an opportunity to get out and enjoy Palmerston’s great outdoor spaces. It’s not just a singing event – you can bring your family, catch up with friends. As a council we always strive to provide a wide range of different events and activities for our community and visitors,” she says.
“We want to take advantage of the Dry season, putting on something different like live music outside, as opposed to inside in an auditorium.”
Bring a picnic blanket, beanbag or chair and settle in for the sunset, swing by later on in the cool of the evening and bring along dinner. While it’s perfect for families, friends and fur babies to get together, providing a platform for local musicians is at the core.
“It supports our arts and culture, so that means that we are actually giving the local musicians a chance to showcase their talents here in Palmerston,” Garden says.
And the support is clearly felt by the artists, the all-new line up of acts set to perform their own original tunes in a safe, welcoming space.
“They’re giving their all to put an original performance together, and it would take a lot to be able to do that. It is such a relaxing feeling sitting there and seeing these guys put their hearts and soul in everything,” says Garden.
First cab off the rank is local duo Kim & Kat Koole, showcasing their signature blend of warm vocals and complementary harmonies. With a wide array of easy listening country tunes, and original songs in their repertoire, the sister’s melodies are just the thing to soundtrack a relaxed, Dry season afternoon.