Saturday, 8 February, 12 noon - 5pm
@ Shorland Park
About The Event
The Variety Show follows the Festival Parade and showcases our amazing local talent. Bring along a picnic, and find your seat on the grass and be thoroughly entertained!
12 noon: Terry Shore
Singer / Song writer / soloist
A well known Wellington based singer/ songwriter/entertainer who has played in various venues such as open mic nights and other gigs for over 25 years.
1pm - 1.30pm: Ryan Solomile
A young Singer/Songwriter with a passion for music and a desire to perform.
1.30pm - 2pm: Betty Jo Smith
Singer / Song writer / Soloist
Original music Influences are Bene, Billie Eillish, Ruel & also performing a range of covers.
2pm - 2.30pm: Mel Stevenson's Jazz Band
With talent beyond their years, Mel Stevenson’s take on jazz funk will knock your socks off. Playing Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder and other classics, this 5 piece from Wellington High (with a strong south-coast contingent) are sure to entertain.
2.30pm - 3pm: Official Opening
The Parade arrives to the park, with short performances by the Wellington Pipe band and Wellington Batucada, followed by the offical opening by Mayor Andy Foster, Councillor Fleur Fitzsimons, Local MP Paul Eagle & Iwi representative Mark Ormsby.
3pm: World Marudào Karate
Martial Arts demonstration by the Berhampore based Karate dojo.
3.10pm: Move It Danceworks
Move it Danceworks presents excerpts from the concert last year, showcasing various styles of dance - Jazz, tap and ballet.
3.20pm: Musical Stars children's theatre
Local Childrens Musical Theatre group with song & dance
3.40pm: The Night
Performing upbeat alt rock, alt pop style including a mix of covers and originals.
4.15pm: ' Anwyn'
Local Celtic Irish Dance performer will wow us with their fast footwork!
4.30pm - 5pm: Newtown Tuesday
Four young guys with average age of about 13. Playing a mix of covers plus a couple of originals