Civic Park Stage and Amphitheatre

2 Civic Gardens, Cannington WA 6107

Event Date

Saturday 23 November 2019
4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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Live at the Amphitheatre - Global Arts Concert

Live at the Amphitheatre is a free, three part music series in the lush parklands of the Civic Amphitheatre in Cannington.
Nestled among nature, each week experience something new with a range of live musical performances across three themes, paired with activities for the whole family. 

Proudly sponsored by Lotterywest and Perth Airport.



4:00pm Event opens | Food trucks serving | Activities commence
5:00pm Official concert open - MC Lisa Woodbrook
5:02pm Welcome to Country 
5:10pm Village Vibes
5:45pm Speech - Mayor Patrick Hall
5:50pm Bomba Latin Fusion
6:30pm The Nueva Salsa Orchestra
7:20pm Grace Barbe
8:00pm Close of concert

Village Vibes 
An exciting, energetic outfit specialising in dance-oriented, tradition-based southern African music. Sharing a deep passion for rhythm, melody and traditional African music, this Fremantle-based group will take you on a musical journey interweaving the melodic richness of the Zimbabwean mbira (thumb piano) and marimba music, the expressive Tama (talking drum) of Senegal, and the raw energy of the West African DunDun and djembe drum ensembles – a celebration of life and human culture, the fabric that unites us all.

Bomba Latin Fusion 
Brings the musical colours of contemporary Latin America to WA. Integrating a repertoire of latin pop, rock, reggae, Afro-Cuban roots, dance, funk & soul, a selection from Latino legends, just in the same way you will hear it in any South American festival. Contagious percussive beats are naturally made to dance; sang in Spanish, English and Portuguese; energetic and fun. ​

The Nueva Salsa Orchestra
Are an energetic band that specialises in Cuban, Columbian and New York salsa – in fact, we’re pretty sure they’re one of the hottest salsa bands this side of Havana. With a repertoire consisting of high energy salsas, mambos and cha-chas, they’re guaranteed to get your body moving to the infectious rhythms of their percussion section, dazzling horns, jumping piano and bass grooves, and the vocal talents of Adolfo Chavez.

Grace Barbé
Our incredible headline act for the evening. Grace’s soulful music reflects and celebrates the diverse cultural influences of her Indian Ocean heritage.Grace Barbe hails from the sunburnt Indian Ocean islands of the Seychelles, where a colourful history of slavery, pirates, coups d'etat and coconuts have produced a unique Kreol rhythm, language and culture. Drawing from the diverse cultural melange of the islands, Grace's trio fuses the tropical rhythms and dances of the slaves with psychedelic rock, afrobeat, reggae and pop. Conjuring a bewilderingly huge sound, the musical ESP between bassist Grace and younger sister Joelle Barbe (drums) must be seen to be believed. Guitarist Jamie Searle adds a dense layer of Afro - guitar sorcery.


What do I bring?
Bring your own picnic and beverages, or purchase something from one of the many tasty food trucks.
Free water is provided so bring along your reusable water bottle (and coffee cup!)
Chairs are allowed however larger camping style chairs are requested to be placed toward the middle & back of the Amphitheatre. This will be marked clearly with signage.
Mosquito spray and a jumper for when the breeze comes in!

When does the concert start?
The event opens at 4pm with a 5pm concert start. Enjoy a number of activities before and during the show.

How do I get to the Civic Amphitheatre?
The Civic Amphitheatre is located behind Council offices at the corner of George Street West and 1317 Albany Highway, Cannington.
Free parking is available off George Street West and Carden Drive. Bike racks are also nearby as well as a bus stop on Albany Highway right out the front of the Council building.

Is the event accessible?
ACROD parking and accessible toilets are available as well as a viewing platform for those in wheelchairs. This will be marked clearly with signage.

We all love our fur babies and dogs are certainly permitted at the Civic Amphitheatre, however please ensure they remain on a leash at all times. We also recommend considering if your dog may get a little frightened by the loud atmosphere.

First Aid
St John Ambulance will be onsite if you require medical attention. 

Lost property
Lost property will be collected and stored with the City Events Team. Any lost property not collected will be available at the City of Canning Civic Centre and you can ring us on Monday to see if we have your lost items.

In the event of bad weather, please check the City of Canning Facebook page where we will update you with any changes or cancellations. You can also subscribe to any updates by selecting 'Going' or 'Interested' on the Facebook event.

There will be no ATMs on site but all of our vendors have EFTPOS facilities if you are looking to purchase food and drink.

Everything onsite is FREE besides the food trucks of course! If you would like to purchase from the food trucks, they accept cash or EFTPOS.

Photography and Videography​
We will have event photographers and videographers documenting the event. If you do not want your photo taken, please let the camera person know.

Any further questions or concerns?
Contact the City Events Team on 1300 422 664 or events@canning.wa.gov.au

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