Thursday, February 15, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Celebrate World Margarita Day!

This is an explosive mix that tastes so sweet with the delectable flavours of a margarita, and The Mad Mariachi Band which are sure to bring the heat!

Created in the heart of tropical Queensland, and intensely packed with the flair and beats of traditional Mexican Mariachi music, this show offers more than a dash of contemporary rhythms.

From the creative imagination of Nelson Mansilla, The Mad Mariachi Band is best described as a “spaghetti-western Mexican music”.

“We’re non-traditional,” Nelson explained.

“We have a mixture of Mexican feel with eclectic beats.”

Traditionally a 16-person band, The Mad Mariachi Band tilts Mexican music on its head, introducing a trumpet, violin and guitar which explode the beats and get the crowd moving.

“Once we’re on stage, we read the audience and make up the show from there,” Nelson explained.

“On the spot, we decide what energy the audience is giving, if they want more traditional Mexican music, but we can also perform popular contemporary music with Mexican twists.”

Sure to be a hit in Airlie Beach, with our beachy relaxed energy, The Mad Mariachi Band are bringing their best for World Margarita Day, with surprises galore up their sleeve.

“Airlie Beach, get ready!”

Visit the Airlie Beach Hotel on Thursday, and get your FREE Sombrero, El Jimador Sunglasses and Mexican Moustaches!

WHERE: The Pub, Airlie Beach Hotel
WHEN: Thursday, February 22, from 6.30pm to 9.30pm

WHAT: The Mad Mariachi Band
WHERE: The Pub, Airlie Beach Hotel
WHEN: Friday, February 23, from 7pm to 10pm

Soul Divas, Belt Out The Beats!

With a career spanning numerous years and various unbelievable professional opportunities, including being lead vocals on Dancing With the Stars, and being a guest judge on Channel 7’s All Together Now, Sarah C is a powerhouse of prowess.

With an incredible range, Sarah C is a performer not to miss, and she is bringing her brand new performance, Soul Divas, to the Airlie Beach Hotel stage.

Brand new for Airlie Beach, Soul Divas sees Sarah C take on some of the greatest voices of this century, from Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Tina Turner, Diana Ross, Amy Winehouse, Adele and so many more.

With a soulful voice and powerful stage presence, Sarah C and her Soul Divas production is not the show to miss.

WHAT: Soul Divas
WHERE: The Pub, Airlie Beach Hotel
WHEN: Saturday, February 24 and Sunday, February 25, 2pm to 5.30pm

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